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Podcast: Museum Confidential Live

Sunday, September 24, 2023 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Stanley Museum of Art
Join us for a live podcast session at the Stanley with Museum Confidential: The Podcast. Host Jeff Martin will be in conversation with a panel of guest speakers including editor of In a Time of Witness, Derek (DK) Nnuro (Curator of Special Projects, Stanley Museum of Art), Lauren Lessing (Director, Stanley Museum of Art ) and contributing writers from In a Time of Witness.   The conversation will explore the ideas behind the conception of the catalog, how it merges visual and literary arts and...
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IWP Reading at Prairie Lights Books

Sunday, September 24, 2023 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Prairie Lights Books
Join us for the International Writing Program's Prairie Lights Reading Series this Sunday to hear readings by three 2023 Fall Residency writers and four IWP program alumni.

Krause Series in Contemporary Nonfiction: Patricia Foster in Conversation with Darius Stewart

Thursday, September 28, 2023 7:00pm
Prairie Lights Books
Writer Patricia Foster, professor emerita at the University of Iowa's Nonfiction Writing Program, will read from her new collection of essays, Written in the Sky: Lessons of a Southern Daughter, on Thursday, Sept. 28 at 7 p.m. at Prairie Lights Books. A conversation with NWP alum and poet/essayist Darius Stewart will follow. All are welcome to attend this Krause Series in Contemporary Nonfiction event.
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Rita Dove

Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Rita Dove received her MFA from the Iowa Writers' Workshop in 1977.

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BA in Screenwriting

Students are instructed on practical skills and knowledge needed to become successful members of the screenwriting industry!



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