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Virtual Reading: Mary Jo Bang in conversation with Timothy Donnelly

Thursday, September 23, 2021 7:00pm
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Mary Jo Bang in conversation with Timothy Donnelly September 23, 2021 - 7:00pm Prairie Lights Virtual - Zoom Please join us for a reading and conversation with Mary Jo Bang to celebrate the release of Purgatorio. She will be joined in conversation by Timothy Donnelly. To join this virtual event, register here. Award-winning translator Susan Bernofsky says of the book, “After Mary Jo Bang’s brilliant time-traveling Inferno, I couldn’t wait for her Purgatorio, which turns out to be every bit…
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Prairie Lights Virtual - Zoom: Ash Davidson in conversation with Madhuri Vijay

Thursday, September 30, 2021 7:00pm
Virtual
Please join us for a reading and conversation with Ash Davidson to celebrate the release of Damnation Spring. She will be joined in conversation by Madhuri Vijay. To join this virtual event, register here. Publisher's Weekly says of Damnation Spring, "Davidson’s impressive debut chronicles life in a working-class community so thoroughly that the reader feels the characters’ anguish as they’re divided over environmental concerns that threaten their lives and livelihoods....The depiction of…
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Fall Institute on Teaching with Writing: Session 1

Friday, October 1, 2021 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Virtual
Creating Meaningful Writing Tasks: Breaking Assignments into Smaller Parts How do we design meaningful formal writing assignments that engage and motivate our students?  How do we use smaller writing-to-learn tasks that scaffold and prepare them for those formal assignments as well as inform us instructors how they are learning what we are teaching?  How do we build multimodal elements into assignments to expand meaning-making opportunities?  This workshop will focus on designing and…
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Fall Institute on Teaching with Writing: Session 2

Friday, October 8, 2021 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Virtual
How do we respond to and evaluate student writing, including multimodal work, without overwhelming ourselves and our students? This session, the second in a series of two workshops on teaching with writing, will focus on prioritizing course and assignment goals to respond to and grade student writing. It will offer a repertoire of strategies for giving feedback at various stages of the writing process across a range of media from handwriting to digital audio-video. These include designing…
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Why Anne Frank Still Matters—An Obermann Conversation

Monday, October 18, 2021 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Virtual
For several generations, Anne Frank has been a household name—the WWII diarist whose posthumously published book has been translated into more than 70 languages. But do younger generations know her story? When they encounter her, what resonates with them? In this conversation, we'll consider Anne's legacy and the ways her experience as a refugee, a person in hiding, an advocate for human rights, and a joyful creative spirit can speak to new generations. Speakers will include: Kirsten Kumpf…
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Guest Author Laura Gellott: Helen Perry Curtis and the European Trip of a Lifetime

Saturday, October 23, 2021 2:30pm to 3:30pm
University of Iowa Main Library
The University of Iowa Libraries is proud to welcome author Laura Gellott to campus to discuss her recent book, Helen Perry Curtis and the European Trip of a Lifetime. Laura will be available following her talk for book signing during a light reception between 3:30 PM and 5:00 PM. Can a book read in childhood be the inspiration for a lifetime of teaching and European travel? Helen Perry Curtis’s Jean & Company, Unlimited, the charming account of an American girl's first encounter with…
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