Friday, October 16, 2020

At the University of Iowa, we love our writers, our programs, we love our graduates and our students -- and we love the wealth of literature that they gift us, simply by being part of our community.

We have created "5 Reads for Friday" as an easy, laid-back series, compiling a short list of inspirational, helpful and fun treasures from our family to yours. Enjoy what you find, take what you need, and be well.


  • From the University of Iowa: "Power and Bodies of Art" - a Creative Matters Conversation with Kiese Laymon, Moderated by Darius Stewart

    This Creative Matters event, held online today Friday, October 16 at 7pm, is co-sponsored by The Carver School of Medicine and The Nonfiction Writing Program.

  • From the Iowa Review archives: In the End, They Were Born on TV, Douglas Kearney, 2014

    "the people from TV believe we’d be good TV
    because we had wanted to be -to-be and failed and now might."


  • From the Writing University archives: Ana Merino, Horacio Castellanos Moya and Luis Muñoz reading, 2013

    As part of the Iowa City Book Festival, Ana Merino, Horacio Castellanos Moya and Luis Muñoz, faculty in the University of Iowa MFA in Spanish Creative Writing program, read in Spanish at Prairie Lights Bookstore, October 13, 2013
  •  From the Nonfiction Writing Program: Congrats to KEUM SUK GENDRY-KIM, whose graphic novel GRASS won this year's Krause Essay Prize!

    The book explores the harrowing experiences of Lee Ok-Sun, a Korean woman forced into sexual slavery for the Japanese Imperial Army during WWII.

  • From our Online Writing Courses: Hidden Meanings: Creative Fiction, Non-fiction, and Facts

    This MOOC-Pack takes a creative fiction and non-fiction approach to understanding and recognizing information, misinformation, and disinformation.



    And that's it!
    We hope you enjoy. And check back each week for a new list.