Shambaugh House Reading

Sep 1, 2023

05:00 PM - 06:00 PM

Shambaugh House,

430 North Clinton Street, Iowa City, IA 52245

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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 2023 Fall Residency writers. For those who are present in person, light refreshments will be provided.

Maricela Guerrero (poet, writer, teacher; Mexico) is the author of nine poetry collections, most recently A río revuelto (2022) and El sueño de toda célula (2018), which won her the 2018 Clemencia Isaura Prize; in Robin Myers’ translation, it was published by Cardboard House Press as The Dream of Every Cell (2022). A fellow of Mexico’s distinguished National System of Art Creators, she publishes widely, often in translation; her creative writing pedagogy centers on eco-poetics and eco-feminism. Her participation was made possible by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State.

Brenda Navarro (fiction writer, editor; Spain/Mexico) is the author of the novels Casas Vacías, published in English as Empty Houses (2021), which won Spain’s Tigre Juan Award in 2020; and Ceniza en la boca [Mouth Full of Ash], the recipient of the 2022 Best Book of Fiction awarded by Spanish booksellers and placing on the 2023 Premio Vargas Llosa shortlist. Currently, she is at work on fiction “about language and borders within the U.S.-Mexico space of war.” Her participation is courtesy of the Embassy of Spain in Washington, D.C. and a gift from the estate of W.B. Quarton. 

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