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IWP Reading at Prairie Lights Books: Almudena Ramírez-Pantanella, Zaza Muchemwa, & Olivia Tse promotional image

IWP Reading at Prairie Lights Books: Almudena Ramírez-Pantanella, Zaza Muchemwa, & Olivia Tse

Sunday, October 2, 2022 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Prairie Lights Books
A reading by IWP Fall Residency writers and a UI MFA student.
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Cinematheque: Money Heist

Sunday, October 2, 2022 7:00pm
Adler Journalism and Mass Communication Building
Join us for Night 6 of Cinematheque. This week will be a special screening of Season 3, Episode 8 of the Netflix series Money Heist, hosted and with comments offered by Almudena Ramírez-Pantanella, who contributed writing to that episode, among others.

Visiting Writer-in-Residence Angie Cruz Reading at Prairie Lights

Thursday, October 6, 2022 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Prairie Lights Books
A reading by writer and editor Angie Cruz.
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Stanley Reads

Thursday, October 6, 2022 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Stanley Museum of Art
This fall, Stanley Reads book group brings together two of the university's most celebrated arts organizations: The Iowa Writers Workshop and the Stanley Museum of Art. The club will meet three times over the fall semester to discuss The Family Chao by Lan Samantha Chang, director of the UI Iowa Writers Workshop, and discuss how objects in the Homecoming exhibition connect to the themes presented in the book. Thursday, Oct. 6, 7 p.m. - led by Amanda Lensing Thursday, Nov. 3, 7 p.m. - led by...
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IWP Panel Discussion Series: "Writing the Not Self"

Friday, October 7, 2022 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Iowa City Public Library
A conversation between four IWP 2022 Fall Residency writers on the theme of "Writing the Not Self."
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Shambaugh House Reading: Nagae Yūki and Chu He-Chih

Friday, October 7, 2022 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Shambaugh House
Join us in person at the Shambaugh House (430 N. Clinton St, Iowa City) or online via Facebook or Zoom for a reading by two IWP 2022 Fall Residency writers, Nagae Yūki and Chu He-Chih. For those who are present in person, light refreshments will be provided.
IWP Reading at Prairie Lights Books: Hiền Trang, David Anuar, & Brayan Salinas promotional image

IWP Reading at Prairie Lights Books: Hiền Trang, David Anuar, & Brayan Salinas

Sunday, October 9, 2022 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Prairie Lights Books
A reading by IWP Fall Residency writers and a UI MFA student.
IWP Reading at Prairie Lights Books: Judith Santopietro, Curtis Bauer, & Amanda Keating promotional image

IWP Reading at Prairie Lights Books: Judith Santopietro, Curtis Bauer, & Amanda Keating

Sunday, October 9, 2022 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Prairie Lights Books
A reading by IWP Fall Residency writers and a UI MFA student.
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Cinematheque: Ernesto on Earth

Sunday, October 9, 2022 7:00pm
Adler Journalism and Mass Communication Building
Join us for Night 7 of Cinematheque. This week's movie is ERNESTO ON EARTH, a 2020 film directed by Manuel Bonilla and presented by Fall Residency writer Fátima Villalta, with a brief Q&A after the screening.
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Shambaugh House Reading: Joaquín Ortega and Noa Suzanna Morag

Friday, October 14, 2022 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Shambaugh House
Join us in person at the Shambaugh House (430 N. Clinton St, Iowa City) or online via Facebook or Zoom for a reading by two IWP 2022 Fall Residency writers, Joaquín Ortega and Noa Suzanna Morag. For those who are present in person, light refreshments will be provided.
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can - I - Trust : a Literary / Dance Collaboration

Saturday, October 15, 2022 8:00pm
Space Place Theater
A collaboration between the International Writing Program and the University of Iowa Department of Dance.
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Cinematheque: The Puppetmaster

Sunday, October 16, 2022 7:00pm
Adler Journalism and Mass Communication Building
Join us for Night 8 of Cinematheque. This week's movie is The Puppetmaster, a 2001 film directed by Hou Hsiao-Hsien (Taiwan) and presented by Fall Residency writer Chu He-Chih, with a brief Q&A after the screening.
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Live from Prairie Lights | Rebecca Rukeyser in conversation with Rachel Yoder

Monday, October 17, 2022 7:00pm
Prairie Lights Books
Please join us for a reading and conversation with Rebecca Rukeyser in celebration of the release of her book The Seaplane on Final Approach. She will be joined in conversation by Rachel Yoder. Rebecca Rukeyser is the recipient of the inaugural Berlin Senate grant for non-German literature. Her fiction has appeared in such publications as ZYZZYVA, The Massachusetts Review, and The Best American Nonrequired Reading. She earned her M.F.A. from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and teaches fiction...
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IWP Panel Discussion Series: "Images of America"

Friday, October 21, 2022 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Iowa City Public Library
In this final panel discussion, IWP's 2022 Fall Residency writers discuss their experiences in Iowa, the U.S., the Residency, and the University of Iowa campus. This is always a great conversation.
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Shambaugh House Reading: Edson Incopté and Fátima Villalta

Friday, October 21, 2022 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Shambaugh House
Join us in person at the Shambaugh House (430 N. Clinton St, Iowa City) or online via Facebook or Zoom for a reading by two IWP 2022 Fall Residency writers, Edson Incopté and Fátima Villalta. For those who are present in person, light refreshments will be provided.
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Cinematheque: You're Killing Me Susana

Sunday, October 23, 2022 7:00pm
Adler Journalism and Mass Communication Building
Join us for Night 9 of Cinematheque. This week's movie is YOU'RE KILLING ME SUSANA, a 2016 film directed by Roberto Sneider (Mexico) and presented by Fall Residency writer David Anuar, with a brief Q&A after the screening.
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Live from Prairie Lights | Mary Helen Stefaniak

Tuesday, October 25, 2022 7:00pm
Prairie Lights Books
Please join us for a reading and conversation with Mary Helen Stefaniak in celebration of the release of her book The Six-Minute Memoir: Fifty-Five Short Essays on Life (University of Iowa Press, 2022).  Mary Helen Stefaniak is a writer of fiction and essays whose work has appeared in many publications, including The Iowa Review, EPOCH, The Yale Review, AGNI, and The Antioch Review, and in several anthologies, including New Stories from the South: The Year's Best 2000 & 2006 (Algonquin Books)...
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Local Libraries LIT: Author Ann Patchett

Thursday, October 27, 2022 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Virtual
Local Libraries LIT (Listen, Initiate, Talk), a collaboration between Johnson County libraries, will welcome author Ann Patchett on Thursday, Oct. 27 at 6:30 p.m. for a free online reading and conversation. This is the sixth virtual author event in the series offered by public libraries in Johnson County, as well as the University of Iowa Libraries and Kirkwood Community College Library - Iowa City Campus with support from The Tuesday Agency. Local Libraries LIT strives to grow a community...
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Live from Prairie Lights | Adam Soto in conversation with Nickolas Butler

Thursday, October 27, 2022 7:00pm
Prairie Lights Books
Please join us for a reading and conversation with Adam Soto in celebration of the release of his book Concerning Those Who Have Fallen Asleep: Ghost Stories (Astra House, 2022). He will be joined in conversation by Nickolas Butler. Adam Soto is the author of This Weightless World, longlisted for Best Debut Novel 2021 by Locus Magazine, and Concerning Those Who Have Fallen Asleep: Ghost Stories. A former Michener-Copernicus Foundation Fellow, he holds an MFA from the Iowa Writers' Workshop. He...
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Stanley Reads

Thursday, November 3, 2022 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Stanley Museum of Art
This fall, Stanley Reads book group brings together two of the university's most celebrated arts organizations: The Iowa Writers Workshop and the Stanley Museum of Art. The club will meet three times over the fall semester to discuss The Family Chao by Lan Samantha Chang, director of the UI Iowa Writers Workshop, and discuss how objects in the Homecoming exhibition connect to the themes presented in the book. Thursday, Oct. 6, 7 p.m. - led by Amanda Lensing Thursday, Nov. 3, 7 p.m. - led by...
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