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Jun 17, 2019

Jun 17, 2019

7:00 PM

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Writers’ Workshop graduate Lucy Ives will read from Loudermilk. "Ives' satirical masterpiece follows poet Troy Augustus Loudermilk, a shallow Adonis recently admitted to the nation’s premiere creative-writing graduate program, located in the heart of America’s starchy middle . . . Laugh-out-loud funny and rife with keen cultural observations, Ives’ tale is a gloriously satisfying critique of education and creativity." ––Booklist (starred review) Lucy Ives is the author of the novel Imposs...

Jun 18, 2019

Jun 18, 2019

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

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Experienced, aspiring, and amateur writers alike: this summer, make our museums your muse. Join us in one of our magical gallery spaces after-hours with other writers in your community. We think our museum is one of the best places to write in town; evoking curiosity and wonder while remaining quiet and of course, climate-controlled (Phew! Summer in Iowa, right?). Work on a project you've been needing a reason to revisit or begin something totally new. All genres, all subjects–we got you....

Jun 18, 2019

7:00 PM

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National Book Award Finalist Jamel Brinkley will read from A Lucky Man: Stories. "Each story is a trenchant exploration of race and class, vividly conveying the tension between social codes of masculinity and the vulnerable, volatile self."—The New Yorker Jamel Brinkley's stories have appeared in A Public Space, Gulf Coast, and elsewhere. He is a graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop and has been a Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing Fellow. He lives in Madison, Wisconsin.

Jun 23, 2019

Jun 23, 2019

4:00 PM

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"Jeanette Miller makes a stellar debut in Unscheduled Flights, a collection of poetry that spreads its wings and takes the reader on a journey of the imagination from George’s Bar and Grill to the River Ganges, from the mundane to the mystical. Miller heeds the call of the symbolic crow throughout, that call of unconscious transformation. With the detail, precision and perspective of a visual artist, the poet glides over loves lost and won, youth finally finding its grounding in age." —Mary ...

Jun 27, 2019

Jun 27, 2019

7:00 PM

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Writers' Workshop summer faculty member Amanda Nadelberg will read from Songs from a Mountain. "Amanda Nadelberg's poetry resembles a city where all kinds of things are happening at once, some of them funny and others pretty scary— a dizzying achievement that rings out loud and precise and clear." —John Ashbery Nadelberg is also the author of Bright Brave Phenomena and Isa the Truck Named Isadore, winner of the Slope Editions Book Prize. She was selected as one of Poetry Society of Americ...

Jul 9, 2019

Jul 9, 2019

7:00 PM

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Writers’ Workshop graduate Claire Lombardo will read from The Most Fun We Ever Had

Aug 29, 2019

Aug 29, 2019

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

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Experienced, aspiring, and amateur writers alike: this summer, make our museums your muse. Join us in one of our magical gallery spaces after-hours with other writers in your community. We think our museum is one of the best places to write in town; evoking curiosity and wonder while remaining quiet and of course, climate-controlled (Phew! Summer in Iowa, right?). Work on a project you've been needing a reason to revisit or begin something totally new. All genres, all subjects–we got you....