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Live from Prairie Lights | Mario Duarte - My Father Called Us Monkeys promotional image

Live from Prairie Lights | Mario Duarte - My Father Called Us Monkeys

Wednesday, April 24, 2024 7:00pm
Prairie Lights Books
Iowa Writers’ Workshop alum Mario Duarte will read from his new book published by Ice Cube Press, My Father Called Us Monkeys. “Mario Duarte juxtaposes innocent voices against tragic and tender moments while giving us a moving snapshot of a young Mexican American boy growing up in the Midwest. Duarte’s eye for scenic landscape and his ear for captivating dialogue stand out in this debut short story collection.”—Jose B. Gonzalez Mario Duarte is a Mexican American poet and fiction writer whose...

Live from Prairie Lights | Margaret Yapp & Katie Berta- poetry

Friday, April 26, 2024 7:00pm
Prairie Lights Books
Iowa Writers’ Workshop alum, Margaret Yapp will read from Green for Luck: Poems To subscribe to a weekly emailing list of Writers' Workshop events, please fill in the linked form or email iww@uiowa.edu with “Events Mailing List Subscribe” in the subject line.

Jane Smiley at the Iowa City Public Library in conversation with IPR's Charity Nebbe

Sunday, April 28, 2024 2:00pm
Iowa City Public Library
Please join us at the Iowa City Public Library for a special afternoon event with Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jane Smiley, who will read from her new novel, Lucky. She will be joined in conversation by Iowa Public Radio's Charity Nebbe. Lucky is a soaring, soulful novel about a folk musician who rises to fame across our changing times. "Before Jodie Rattler became a star, she was a girl growing up in St. Louis. One day in 1955, when she was just six years old, her Uncle Drew took her to the...

Shane Book and Sarah Mathews: Reading

Thursday, May 2, 2024 8:00pm
Dey House
The Writers' Workshop presents visiting instructors Shane Book and Sarah Mathews. To subscribe to a weekly emailing list of Writers' Workshop events, please fill in the linked form or email iww@uiowa.edu with “Events Mailing List Subscribe” in the subject line.

Alexander Chee: Reading

Friday, May 3, 2024 8:00pm
Dey House
The Writers' Workshop presents Alexander Chee. To subscribe to a weekly emailing list of Writers' Workshop events, please fill in the linked form or email iww@uiowa.edu with “Events Mailing List Subscribe” in the subject line.

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Mei-mei Berssenbrugge: Reading promotional image

Mei-mei Berssenbrugge: Reading

Thursday, April 18, 2024 8:00pm
Dey House
The Writers' Workshop presents a reading with poet, Mei-mei Berssenbrugge. From https://www.ndbooks.com/author/mei-mei-berssenbrugge/: Mei-mei Berssenbrugge was born in Beijing and grew up in Massachusetts. She is the author of thirteen books of poetry, including Hello, the Roses; Empathy; and I Love Artists. Her collaborations include Endocrinology with Kiki Smith and Hiddenness with Richard Tuttle, as well as performances with Morita Dance Company, Blondell Cummings, and Davide Balula. In...
PorchLight Literary | Today You Are Perfect, ft. Wendy Xu, Darius Stewart, Margaret Yapp, Eli Arteaga-Feregrino, Adrienne Rose, Jennifer MacBain-Stephens  promotional image

PorchLight Literary | Today You Are Perfect, ft. Wendy Xu, Darius Stewart, Margaret Yapp, Eli Arteaga-Feregrino, Adrienne Rose, Jennifer MacBain-Stephens

Sunday, April 14, 2024 3:30pm
PorchLight Literary
Today You Are Perfect - April 2024 In our monthly reading series, "Today You Are Perfect," we bring poets and artists and listeners together to share their words. Come join us in April when we celebrate Poetry Month with six wonderful readers. Along with great sounds, you can expect delicious snacks and wine! The Lineup: Wendy Xu, Darius Stewart, Margaret Yapp, Eli Arteaga-Feregrino, Adrienne Rose, Jennifer MacBain-Stephens Date & Time: Sunday, April 14, 3:30-5 p.m. Location: PorchLight...

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