Events Archive

Fall 2023 Events

Prairie Lights Online | Andrew Ridker in conversation with Lee Cole 

Wednesday, August 23, 2023 7:00pm 
— Virtual

Live from Prairie Lights | Jamel Brinkley in conversation with Carmen Maria Machado 

Friday, August 25, 2023 7:00pm 
 Prairie Lights Books

Live from Prairie Lights | J.C. Hallman 

Wednesday, September 6, 2023 7:00pm 
 Prairie Lights Books

International Writing Program (IWP) Sunday Reading Series | Tammy Lai-Ming Ho, Raoul de Jong, & Elise Bickford 

Sunday, September 10, 2023 4:00pm 
 Prairie Lights Books

Abraham Verghese at the Iowa City Public Library 

Wednesday, September 13, 2023 7:00pm 
 Iowa City Public Library

Live from Prairie Lights | Ada Zhang in conversation with Jamel Brinkley 

Thursday, September 14, 2023 7:00pm 
 Prairie Lights Books

Live from Prairie Lights | Toby Altman & S. Yarberry 

Friday, September 15, 2023 7:00pm 
 Prairie Lights Books

Humanities in Medicine: Dr. Liana Meffert 

Monday, September 18, 2023 6:00pm to 7:00pm 
 Medical Education Research Facility

Prairie Lights Online | Josh Barkan in conversation with Andre Dubus III 

Monday, September 18, 2023 7:00pm 
¤ Virtual

Live from Prairie Lights | A.M. Homes 

Friday, September 22, 2023 5:00pm 
 Prairie Lights Books

In a Time of Witness Launch Party 

Friday, September 22, 2023 6:30pm to 8:00pm 
 Stanley Museum of Art

In a Time of Witness Readings and Reception 

Saturday, September 23, 2023 1:00pm 
 Stanley Museum of Art

Podcast: Museum Confidential Live 

Sunday, September 24, 2023 1:00pm to 2:00pm 
 Stanley Museum of Art

Live from Prairie Lights | Patricia Foster in conversation with Darius Stewart 

Thursday, September 28, 2023 7:00pm 
 Prairie Lights Books

The Englert Presents Track Zero | Kassa Overall, with Tahjia Brantley 

Friday, September 29, 2023 7:30pm 
 The James Theater

Live from Prairie Lights | Juliana Lamy in conversation with Rasheeda Saka 

Monday, October 2, 2023 7:00pm 
 Prairie Lights Books

Truman Capote Award Ceremony: R.A. Judy 

Wednesday, October 4, 2023 4:00pm 
 Old Capitol Museum

Ida Cordelia Beam Distinguished Visiting Professor Lecture-Jane Smiley 

Thursday, October 5, 2023 7:00pm to 8:00pm 
 University of Iowa Main Library

Live from Prairie Lights | Michael Dumanis & Johannes Göransson 

Thursday, October 5, 2023 7:00pm 
 Prairie Lights Books

Vauhini Vara Q&A 

Friday, October 6, 2023 11:00am 
 Dey House

Garth Greenwell Q&A 

Tuesday, October 10, 2023 1:00pm 
 Dey House

Contemporary Approaches to Shakespeare 

Wednesday, October 11, 2023 4:00pm to 5:00pm 
 Old Capitol Museum

Iowa City Book Festival | Tracie Morris 

Wednesday, October 11, 2023 7:00pm 
 Prairie Lights Books

Literary Legends: John Irving at Hancher 

Friday, October 13, 2023 7:30pm to 9:30pm 
 Hancher Auditorium

Iowa City Book Festival | Justin Torres at the Iowa City Public Library 

Saturday, October 14, 2023 11:30am 
 Iowa City Public Library

Iowa City Book Festival | Eskor David Johnson 

Saturday, October 14, 2023 1:00pm 
 Prairie Lights Books

Iowa City Book Festival | Ayana Mathis 

Saturday, October 14, 2023 4:00pm 
 Prairie Lights Books

Live from Prairie Lights | erica lewis & Becca Klaver 

Friday, October 20, 2023 7:00pm 
 Prairie Lights Books

Live from Prairie Lights | Thomas Dodson 

Monday, October 23, 2023 7:00pm 
 Prairie Lights Books Canceled

Hawkeye Haiku Writing Contest 

Wednesday, October 25, 9:00am to Monday, November 6, 2023 4:00pm 
¤ Virtual

Live from Prairie Lights | Robyn Schiff 

Thursday, October 26, 2023 7:00pm 
 Prairie Lights Books

James Galvin Reading 

Friday, October 27, 2023 8:00pm 
 Dey House

Live from Prairie Lights | Lan Samantha Chang in conversation with Margot Livesey 

Monday, October 30, 2023 7:00pm 
 Prairie Lights Books

D.A. Powell Reading 

Thursday, November 2, 2023 8:00pm 
 Dey House

Danez Smith Q&A, in conversation with Donika Kelly 

Friday, November 3, 2023 12:00pm 
 Dey House

Parker Quartet at the Writers' Workshop 

Friday, November 3, 2023 1:00pm 
 Dey House

D.A. Powell Q&A 

Friday, November 3, 2023 3:30pm 
 Dey House

Mic Check Poetry Fest: Poetry in Motion 

Saturday, November 4, 2023 7:00pm 
 The James Theatre

Kate Christensen and Cody-Rose Clevidence Reading 

Sunday, November 5, 2023 8:00pm 
 Dey House

POSTPONED! Reading & Conversation with Professor Elizabeth Willis 

Wednesday, November 8, 2023 6:00pm to 7:00pm 
 English-Philosophy Building  Canceled

Live from Prairie Lights | Timmy Straw and Sara Nicholson 

Friday, November 10, 2023 7:00pm 
 Prairie Lights Books

Live from Prairie Lights | Bennett Sims 

Wednesday, November 15, 2023 7:00pm 
 Prairie Lights Books

Live from Prairie Lights | Kate Christensen 

Wednesday, December 6, 2023 7:00pm