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Mar 21, 2024

Mar 21, 2024

6:30 PM

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Join artist, innovator, designer and UIowa alum Suzanne Tick for two insightful conversations about her work. What Now?  Wednesday, March 20 | 6 p.m. |E125 Visual Arts Building What Now? will feature the ever-changing discussion of evolution, connectivity with the world around us, and what is relevant for the time as we move forward as creatives in a post-Covid world. Making Materials Matter Thursday, March 21 | 6:30 p.m. |240 Art Building West Making Materials Matter is a visual journ...

Mar 21, 2024

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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Join us for a reading and discussion, co-hosted by Prairie Lights, to celebrate Christopher Goetz’s recent book, The Counterfeit Coin: Videogames and Fantasies of Empowerment. Goetz is an associate professor and head of film studies in the Department of Cinematic Arts. After the reading, Corey Creekmur, associate professor in the departments of Cinematic Arts and English, will join Goetz for a conversation and Q&A with the audience. A reception will follow the event. Thursday, March 21, 202...

Mar 21, 2024

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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Join the libraries of Johnson County for the latest Local Libraries LIT author event featuring Grace M. Cho. This is a free virtual event, with registration required. Grace M. Cho's work sits at the crossroads of creative nonfiction and interdisciplinary scholarship, exploring the ways in which residues of state violence and historical trauma permeate the intimate spaces of the here and now. As a sociologist, she approaches storytelling as an opportunity to broaden the lens through which re...

Mar 21, 2024

7:30 PM

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The University of Iowa’s Nonfiction Writing Program is pleased to announce that writer Chris Dennis has won the 2023 Krause Essay Prize for his essay “We Were Hungry,” which appeared in Astra. Dennis, author of the story collection Here is What You Do, will be honored at the Krause Essay Prize award ceremony on Thursday, March 21 at 7:30 p.m. at the University of Iowa Old Capitol Senate Chambers, where he will present his winning essay. There he will receive the Prize’s $10,000 award and an ...

Mar 24, 2024

Mar 24, 2024

2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

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Join us monthly to generate new creative writing inspired by works in the Stanley collection. Each session will be led by a different talented writer from our area, who will be offering a new prompt and a new approach to ekphrastic writing (writing inspired by visual art). Bring your own notebook and pencil or computer and leave with the beginning of a newly written piece. Co-sponsored by Iowa City Poetry. Teen and adult writers in all genres are welcome. Write at the Stanley meets every fo...

Mar 29, 2024

Mar 29, 2024

5:30 PM

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Writer Deborah Taffa, a graduate of the Nonfiction Writing Program and MFA director of the Institute of American Indian Arts, will read from her debut book Whiskey Tender at Prairie Lights Books on Friday, March 31 at 5:30 p.m. This event, which is open to the public, is part of the NWP Alumni Reading Series.

Apr 1, 2024

7:00 PM

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Essayist and poet Paisley Rekdal, author of Appropriate: A Provocation and Bedell Distinguished Visiting Professor at the Nonfiction Writing Program, will give a reading at the Nonfiction Writing House (530 N. Clinton Street) on Monday, April 1 at 7 p.m. This event, which is open to the public, is part of the Krause Series in Contemporary Nonfiction.

Apr 18, 2024

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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Join the libraries of Johnson County for the latest Local Libraries LIT author event featuring Virginia Sole-Smith. This is a free virtual event, with registration required. As a journalist, Virginia Sole-Smith has reported from kitchen tables and grocery stores, graduated from beauty school, and gone swimming in a mermaid’s tail. Virginia’s latest book, Fat Talk: Parenting in the Age of Diet Culture, investigates how the “war on childhood obesity” has caused kids of all ages to absorb a da...

Apr 19, 2024

7:00 PM

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Writer Matthew Clark, a graduate of the Nonfiction Writing Program, will read from his debut nonfiction book, Bjarki, Not Bjarki (University of Iowa Press), at Prairie Lights Books on Thursday, April 18 at 7 p.m. This event, which is open to the public, is part of the NWP Alumni Reading Series.

Apr 28, 2024

Apr 28, 2024

2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

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Join us monthly to generate new creative writing inspired by works in the Stanley collection. Each session will be led by a different talented writer from our area, who will be offering a new prompt and a new approach to ekphrastic writing (writing inspired by visual art). Bring your own notebook and pencil or computer and leave with the beginning of a newly written piece. Co-sponsored by Iowa City Poetry. Teen and adult writers in all genres are welcome. Write at the Stanley meets every fo...

May 26, 2024

May 26, 2024

2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

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Join us monthly to generate new creative writing inspired by works in the Stanley collection. Each session will be led by a different talented writer from our area, who will be offering a new prompt and a new approach to ekphrastic writing (writing inspired by visual art). Bring your own notebook and pencil or computer and leave with the beginning of a newly written piece. Co-sponsored by Iowa City Poetry. Teen and adult writers in all genres are welcome. Write at the Stanley meets every fo...