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Craft Talk with Kevin Brockmeier

Thursday, January 26, 2023 8:00pm
Dey House
The Writers' Workshop presents a craft talk with Kevin Brockmeier. In addition to his latest book, The Ghost Variations: One Hundred Stories, Kevin Brockmeier is the author of the novels The IlluminationThe Brief History of the Dead, and The Truth About Celia; the story collections Things That Fall from the Sky and The View from the Seventh Layer; the children’s novels City of Names and Grooves: A Kind of Mystery; and a memoir of his seventh-grade year called A Few Seconds of Radiant...
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Live from Prairie Lights | Stephen Markley in conversation with Kevin Brockmeier

Friday, January 27, 2023 7:00pm
Prairie Lights Books
Writers’ Workshop graduate and author of the best-selling novel, Ohio, Stephen Markley will read from his new novel, The Deluge. "This is a stunning achievement that may earn a place among dystopian and apocalyptic classics like 1984 and On the Beach. And perhaps most of all, it’s an unflinching and utterly compelling call to action to prevent an all-too-possible future."—Library Journal Stephen Markley is the acclaimed author of Ohio, the memoir Publish This Book and the travelogue Tales of...

Words With Writers: Reading and Discussion Series

Monday, February 6, 2023 12:30pm to 1:30pm
English-Philosophy Building
Spend a fun hour discussing bite-sized works with writers like you! This month's featured reading is by Darius Stewart.  Free lunch is provided!  
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Live from Prairie Lights | Aron Aji

Tuesday, February 7, 2023 7:00pm
Prairie Lights Books
Director of UIowa MFA in Literary Translation Aron Aji will read from his new translation of The Wounded Age and Eastern Tales, by Ferit Edgü, published by New York Review of Books. “A stark and ferocious love letter to a forgotten people, in a gorgeous translation that is utterly true to the wounded dreamscapes of the original. To read these pages is to be there, swept by mountain snows and the cruel winds of politics, undone by harsh beauty and the endless tragedy unfolding.” —Maureen Freely...
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DK Nnuro book reading: "What Napoleon Could Not Do"

Wednesday, February 8, 2023 7:00pm
Prairie Lights Books
Derek (DK) Nnuro will read from his debut novel, What Napoleon Could Not Do, followed by a conversation with esteemed poet and educator Tameka Cage Conley about the book and its themes. What Napoleon Could Not Do is a gripping novel in which America is seen through the eyes and ambitions of three characters with ties to Africa.  Derek (DK) Nnuro is a Ghanaian-born writer and is a graduate of Johns Hopkins and the Iowa Writers' Workshop. He has taught novel writing at the University of Iowa and...
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Local Libraries LIT: Kevin Wilson Author Event

Wednesday, February 8, 2023 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Virtual
A virtual author event with Kevin Wilson.
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Book Matters: Scholars in Conversation at the Stanley

Thursday, February 16, 2023 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Stanley Museum of Art
Please join us for an interdisciplinary conversation at the University of Iowa Stanley Museum of Art featuring three UI community-engaged scholars who have recently published co-authored, collaborative works. A Q&A will follow the remarks.

Reading and Conversation with Authors Caryl Pagel and Erika Meitner

Friday, February 17, 2023 2:30pm to 3:30pm
English-Philosophy Building
The Magid Center for Writing and the Nonfiction Writing Program Presents: Reading and Conversation with Authors Caryl Pagel and Erika Meitner Open to All University of Iowa Undergraduate Students  

Live from Prairie Lights | Caryl Pagel and Erika Meitner

Friday, February 17, 2023 7:00pm
Prairie Lights Books
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Book Matters Faculty Author Celebration

Tuesday, February 21, 2023 4:30pm to 6:00pm
Old Capitol Museum
Join the Office of the Vice President for Research as we celebrate faculty who have published books during 2022 and spring 2023. President Barbara Wilson will make remarks at 5 p.m. If you are a faculty member that has recently published a book, please let us know. To attend, RSVP Now.

A Reading with Ida Beam Visiting Lecturer, Jericho Brown

Thursday, February 23, 2023 8:00pm
Dey House
The Writers' Workshop presents a reading by Ida Beam Visiting Lecturer, Jericho Brown. To subscribe to a weekly emailing list of Writers' Workshop events, please email iww@uiowa.edu with “Events Mailing List Subscribe” in the subject line.

Q & A with Ida Beam Visiting Lecturer, Jericho Brown

Friday, February 24, 2023 (all day)
Dey House
The Writers' Workshop presents a Q & A session with Ida Beam Visiting Lecturer, Jericho Brown. (Time TBA) To subscribe to a weekly emailing list of Writers' Workshop events, please email iww@uiowa.edu with “Events Mailing List Subscribe” in the subject line.
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Stanley Reads Spring 2023

Saturday, February 25, 2023 2:00pm
Stanley Museum of Art
This spring, the Stanley Reads book group features What Napoleon Could Not Do, the debut novel of Derek (DK) Nnuro, the museum’s curator of special projects. The club will meet three times over the spring semester to discuss the novel and discover how objects in the Homecoming exhibition connect with themes in the book. Nnuro will also be on hand to answer questions about the novel and engage participants in craft discussions. We encourage budding writers—especially writers of fiction—to join us...
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Reading Pleasures: Everyday Black Living in Early America — A Discussion with Tara Bynum and Kabria Baumgartner

Thursday, March 2, 2023 2:30pm to 4:00pm
Virtual
On Thursday, March 2, at 2:30 p.m. CST, Professors Tara Bynum (English, CLAS) and Kabria Baumgartner (History and Africana Studies, Northeastern University) will discuss Bynum's new book, Reading Pleasures: Everyday Black Living in Early America (University of Illinois Press), which tells the stories of four early American writers who expressed feeling good despite living while enslaved or only nominally free. Bynum, a 2021 recipient of the Book Ends: Obermann/OVPR Book Completion Workshop...

Live from Prairie Lights | Lance Olsen

Thursday, March 2, 2023 7:00pm
Prairie Lights Books
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Live from Prairie Lights | Nic Brown

Monday, March 6, 2023 7:00pm
Prairie Lights Books
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Live from Prairie Lights | Rafael Frumkin

Monday, March 20, 2023 7:00pm
Prairie Lights Books
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Live from Prairie Lights | Chris Schlegel, Rebecca Wolff, Kenneth Reveiz

Tuesday, March 21, 2023 7:00pm
Prairie Lights Books
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Book Matters: Tara Bynum at Prairie Lights

Wednesday, March 22, 2023 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Prairie Lights Books
Please join us for an interdisciplinary conversation at the University of Iowa Stanley Museum of Art featuring three UI community-engaged scholars who have recently published co-authored, collaborative works. A Q&A will follow the remarks.

A Reading with Ida Beam Visiting Lecturer, Ayad Akhtar

Thursday, March 23, 2023 8:00pm
Dey House
The Writers' Workshop presents a reading by Ida Beam Visiting Lecturer, Ayad Akhtar. To subscribe to a weekly emailing list of Writers' Workshop events, please email iww@uiowa.edu with “Events Mailing List Subscribe” in the subject line.
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