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Prairie Lights Virtual | Sarah Thankam Mathews in conversation with Sanjena Sathian

Thursday, August 25, 2022 7:00pm
Virtual
Please join us on zoom with Writers’ Workshop Graduates Sarah Thankam Mathews and Sanjena Sathian, who will talk about Mathews’ new novel, All This Could Be Different. Mathews will also do a reading from the book. Described by Lithub as a “bildungsroman, an immigrant story, a hero’s journey not to be missed,”  All This Could Be Different is also a warm, dazzling, and profound saga of queer love, friendship, work, and precarity in twenty-first century America. REGISTER HERE to attend this...
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Prairie Lights Virtual | Belinda Huijuan Tang in conversation with Sanjena Sathian

Thursday, September 8, 2022 7:00pm
Virtual
Please join us for a reading and conversation with Belinda Huijuan Tang in celebration of the release of her book A Map for the Missing. She will be joined in conversation by Sanjena Sathian. You can register for this virtual event here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_qEyuz2L1RNimWMhQAikH1w  Belinda Huijuan Tang is a 2021 graduate of the Iowa Writer’s Workshop, where she was a Truman Capote Fellow and recipient of the Michener-Copernicus Fellowship. She holds a BA from Stanford...
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LIVE from Prairie Lights | Edward Carey

Friday, September 9, 2022 7:00pm
Prairie Lights Books
Please join us for a reading and conversation with Edward Carey in celebration of the release of his book Plagues and Pencils: A Year of Pandemic Sketches (University of Texas Press, 2022). Edward Carey is a writer and illustrator who was born in North Walsham, Norfolk, England. He is the author of many books and plays. Carey has taught creative writing and fairy tales on numerous occasions at the Writers Workshop at the University of Iowa, and at the Michener Center and the English Department...
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Student Learn to Row

Sunday, September 11, 2022 9:00am to 1:00pm
Beckwith Boathouse
You will learn rowing terms, how to carry boats and oars, how to erg on land and row on the water, and work with others to move the boats on the water.  All fitness and athletic backgrounds welcome, no experience necessary. Dress in weather appropriate clothing that is fitted, sunscreen, a hat, and sunglasses. Baggy clothing is discouraged due to the design of rowing equipment. Bring a water bottle. After completing this session, you may join the Adult and/or University of Iowa Student Rowing...
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LIVE from Prairie Lights | Anthony Marra

Monday, September 12, 2022 7:00pm
Prairie Lights Books
Please join us for a reading and conversation with Anthony Marra in celebration of the release of his book Mercury Pictures Presents (Random House, 2022). Anthony Marra is the New York Times bestselling author of The Tsar of Love and Techno and A Constellation of Vital Phenomena, winner of the National Book Critics Circle’s John Leonard Prize and the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award, and longlisted for the National Book Award. He is a graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop.

Truman Capote Award Ceremony & Reception

Wednesday, September 14, 2022 4:30pm
Old Capitol Museum
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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. Thursday, Nov. 3, 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, 7 p.m. During...
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LIVE from Prairie Lights | Rebecca Rukeyser

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.
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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, author of Concerning Those Who Have Fallen Asleep: Ghost Stories. He will be joined in conversation by Nickolas Butler. Photo Credit | Kelly West
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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. Thursday, Nov. 3, 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, 7 p.m. During...

Ayad Akhtar Reading

Thursday, November 3, 2022 8:00pm
Virtual
The Writers' Workshop presents an in-person and virtual reading with Ayad Akhtar. Virtual attendees may join us via Zoom.

Gish Jen Reading

Thursday, November 10, 2022 8:00pm
Virtual
The Writers' Workshop presents an in-person and virtual reading with Gish Jen. Virtual attendees may join us via Zoom.
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Stanley Reads

Thursday, December 1, 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. Thursday, Nov. 3, 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, 7 p.m. During...
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