Yaa Gyasi and Emily Wilson Reading

Feb 28, 2022

08:00 PM

Dey House, Frank Conroy Reading Room

507 North Clinton Street, Iowa City, IA 52245

Save to My Events

Yaa Gyasi and Emily Wilson

The Writers' Workshop presents a reading with Yaa Gyasi and Emily Wilson.

Yaa Gyasi was born in Ghana and raised in Huntsville, Alabama. Her debut novel, Homegoing, won her the National Book Critics Circle’s John Leonard Award for best first book, the PEN/Hemingway Award for a first book of fiction, the National Book Foundation’s “5 under 35” honors for 2016, and the American Book Award. In  2020, she won the Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise in Literature and published her second novel, Transcendent Kingdom.

Emily Wilson is the author of The KeepMicrographia, and The Great Medieval Yellows. Educated at Harvard University and the Iowa Writers' Workshop, she is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship. She has taught at Colby College, Grinnell College, the University of Montana, and the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop.

Virtual attendees may join us via Zoom

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa–sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact in advance at