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Oct 4, 2023

Oct 4, 2023

4:00 PM

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The Truman Capote Award Ceremony will take place at 4 p.m. Oct. 4 in the Old Capitol Senate Chamber. The event will feature remarks by the winner and a reception in the Old Capitol Museum. Both events are open to the public. R.A. Judy, professor of critical and cultural studies at the University of Pittsburgh, has been selected by the University of Iowa as the 2023 recipient of the Truman Capote Literary Trust Award for Literary Criticism in Memory of Newton Arvin. To subscribe to a weekly...

Oct 5, 2023

Oct 5, 2023

7:00 PM

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Seventeen writers from the International Writing Program’s 2023 Fall Residency provided short works in various forms, all of which were then adapted for the stage. See the fruits of this annual collaboration on Thursday, Oct. 5 at 7 p.m. in the Alan MacVey theatre in the University of Iowa Theatre Building. Cast: Adrian Enzastiga, Will Goblirsch, Krista Neumann, Dajzane Meadows-Sanderlin, Laurel Preston, Delaney Waterman, and Noa Zapin Stage Manager: Chloe Ancell Assistant Director: Madel...

Oct 6, 2023

Oct 6, 2023

11:00 AM

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The Writers' Workshop presents a Q&A with Vauhini Vara.  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.

Oct 6, 2023

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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A conversation between four IWP 2023 Fall Residency writers on the theme of "Style in the Hard Light of Algorithm," followed by Q&A. Free pizza will be provided to those who attend in person. Join us in Meeting Room A of the Iowa City Public Library, or watch live online via the ICPL YouTube channel: youtube.com/user/thelibrarychannel Yasuhiro Yotsumoto (poet, translator, essayist, editor; Japan) is the author of more than 15 poetry collections, including Starboard of My Wife (translated i...

Oct 6, 2023

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

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Join us in celebrating LGBTQ stories from around the world! IWP writers Li Kotomi, Raoul De Jong, Busisiwe Mahlangu, and Kevin Chen will be sharing their writings at the Pride Alliance Center. There will be cozy vibes with blankets, bubble tea and snacks provided. The event will have a reading alongside space for questions to ask the writers. 

Oct 6, 2023

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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Join us in person at the Shambaugh House (430 N. Clinton St, Iowa City) or online via Facebook or Zoom (bit.ly/shse_live23) for a reading by two IWP 2023 Fall Residency writers. For those who are present in person, light refreshments will be provided. Azhar Noonari (fiction writer, translator; Pakistan) made his debut in 2016 with the novel [Black Bird in a White Cage] in 2016; in 2019, his story ["The Stranger"] won the Naseem Kharl Short Story Prize. His many translations between English ...

Oct 6, 2023

7:00 PM

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Margo Steines, author of the nonfiction book Brutalities, will read at Prairie Lights Books on Friday, Oct. 6 at 7 p.m. This reading is part of the Nonfiction Writing Program's Krause Series in Contemporary Nonfiction.

Oct 8, 2023

Oct 8, 2023

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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Join us for the International Writing Program's Prairie Lights Reading Series this Sunday to hear readings by two 2023 Fall Residency writers and one University of Iowa MFA student. Orit Gidali (poet, children’s book author, editor; Israel) is the author, most recently, of the poetry volume [The Towers] (2021); Twenty Girls to Envy Me, a Hebrew-English edition of her collected poems, was longlisted for the 2017 PEN America Literary Award. Her poetry has been widely translated. She also writ...

Oct 11, 2023

Oct 11, 2023

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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2023 is the 400th Anniversary of Shakespeare’s First Folio—the first collected edition of his works, and the first publication ever of plays including Macbeth and The Tempest. Why are we still reading and performing his works all these years later? How do we situate Shakespeare’s plays in a contemporary context? Join us for a roundtable discussion on Shakespeare in the 21st century. At this conversational panel, scholars will discuss Shakespeare in the context of race, prisons, and contempor...

Oct 11, 2023

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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Come join us as we speak our queer journeys out loud and proud! Spoken word, song, storytelling- this open mic night is a chance for you to share your story and learn about your community’s journeys of self discovery. Come up to the mic and speak your truth! Refreshments will be provided.

Oct 12, 2023

Oct 12, 2023

5:00 PM

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FREE Part of Hancher's Infinite Dream festival Writer/performer Aaron Pang is an MFA candidate in the University of Iowa’s Nonfiction Writing Program. His in-development thesis Herein Lies the Truth traverses a range of disciplines: creative nonfiction, stand-up comedy, and theatre arts. The work also reckons with complex questions about disability, race, and sexuality. The conversation will include a short presentation of work-in-progress as well as a conversation with faculty members fro...

Oct 13, 2023

Oct 13, 2023

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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A conversation between three IWP 2023 Fall Residency writers on the theme of "On the Body," followed by Q&A. Free pizza will be provided to those who attend in person. Join us in Meeting Room A of the Iowa City Public Library, or watch live online via the ICPL YouTube channel: youtube.com/user/thelibrarychannel Busisiwe Mahlangu (poet, playwright, fiction writer; South Africa) is the author of Surviving Loss, a 2018 poetry collection also adapted for theater. She was awarded the inaugural ...

Oct 13, 2023

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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Join us in person at the Shambaugh House (430 N. Clinton St, Iowa City) or online via Facebook or Zoom (bit.ly/shse_live23) for a reading by one IWP 2023 Fall Residency writer and one special guest author. For those who are present in person, light refreshments will be provided. Noelle Q. de Jesus (fiction, editor, translator; Singapore) is the author of the collections Cursed and Other Stories (2019) and Blood Collected Stories (2015), which won a 2016 Next Gen Indie Book Award and was tra...

Oct 15, 2023

Oct 15, 2023

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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Join us for the International Writing Program's Prairie Lights Reading Series this Sunday to hear readings by two 2023 Fall Residency writers and one University of Iowa MFA student. Iya Kiva (poet, translator, journalist; Ukraine) is the author of poetry volumes [Farther from Heaven] (2018) and [The First Page of Winter] (2019), as well as of a 2021 book of interviews with Belarusian writers. Her poems have been translated into more than 30 languages and awarded nationally and international...

Oct 16, 2023

Oct 16, 2023

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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Join us for a reading and discussion, co-sponsored by Prairie Lights, to celebrate The Theory of Being: Practices for Transforming Self and Communities Across Difference, edited by a research team including Sherry K. Watt, Duhita Mahatmya, Milad Mohebali, and Charles Martin-Stanley II. Monday, Oct. 16, 2023 7-8:30 p.m. Prairie Lights, 15 S. Dubuque St., Iowa CityRSVP The book presents a state-of-the-art, robust, and adaptable process, the theory of Being, that offers strategies for work...

Oct 18, 2023

Oct 18, 2023

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

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Please join us for a panel discussion with three internationally recognized leaders on the Hong Kong literary scene as they share their experiences with writing, editing, translating, and publishing in Hong Kong, and the challenges of literary translation and publishing in a wider global context. Followed by Q&A. Tammy Lai-Ming HO 何麗明 (Fall ‘23 IWP resident; poet, scholar, editor, translator; Hong Kong) is the author of a story collection, an academic monograph on...

Oct 19, 2023

Oct 19, 2023

5:00 PM

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FREE Part of Hancher's Infinite Dream festival Professor Rebekah Kowal is a widely recognized scholar across the dance field and is the executive officer of the University of Iowa’s Department of Dance. Her current research decodes a range of connections between dance practices and 20th century American culture. Irving Berlin’s 1943 hit movie, This Is the Army, depicted how a rag-tag company of civilians came together to produce a camp revue. Kowal's talk examines the role of dance in the ...

Oct 19, 2023

7:00 PM

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UI Nonfiction Writing Program alum Micah Fields reads from his new book, We Hold Our Breath: A Journey to Texas Between Storms, on Thursday, Oct. 19 at 7 p.m. at Prairie Lights Books. This Krause Series in Contemporary Nonfiction event is sponsored by the Nonfiction Writing Program. All are welcome.

Oct 20, 2023

Oct 20, 2023

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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A conversation between three IWP 2023 Fall Residency writers on the theme of "Must a Migrant Be Grateful?," followed by Q&A. Free pizza will be provided to those who attend in person. Join us in Meeting Room A of the Iowa City Public Library, or watch live online via the ICPL YouTube channel: youtube.com/user/thelibrarychannel 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 ...

Oct 20, 2023

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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Join us in person at the Shambaugh House (430 N. Clinton St, Iowa City) or online via Facebook or Zoom (bit.ly/shse_live23) for a reading by two IWP 2023 Fall Residency writers. For those who are present in person, light refreshments will be provided. Nektaria Anastasiadou (fiction writer; Turkey/Greece) is the author of the English-language novel A Recipe for Daphne, shortlisted for the 2022 Runciman Award and long-listed for the 2022 Dublin Literary Award, and [Beneath the Feet of Eternal...

Oct 22, 2023

Oct 22, 2023

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...

Oct 24, 2023

Oct 24, 2023

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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UI English Reads - discussion led by Dr. Lori Branch & Dr. Anna Barker Undergrad students, grad students and faculty are invited!  

Oct 26, 2023

Oct 26, 2023

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

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Please join us for an interdisciplinary conversation at the University of Iowa Stanley Museum of Art featuring three UI community-engaged scholars who have recently published co-authored, collaborative works. A Q&A will follow the remarks. Thursday, Oct. 26 2023 4:30 – 6 p.m. Stanley Museum of Art, 160 W. Burlington St. RSVP Mary Cohen, associate professor of music education, Music Making in U.S. Prisons (co-authored by Stuart P. Duncan). Samantha Zuhlke, assistant professor in the S...

Oct 27, 2023

Oct 27, 2023

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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A conversation between four IWP 2023 Fall Residency writers on the theme of "Writing Love in the Age of Irony," followed by Q&A. Free pizza will be provided to those who attend in person. Join us in Meeting Room A of the Iowa City Public Library, or watch live online via the ICPL YouTube channel: youtube.com/user/thelibrarychannel Wong Yi Eva (fiction writer, essayist, librettist, editor; Hong Kong) is the author of short stories collections [Ways To Love In A Crowded City], [The Four Seas...

Oct 27, 2023

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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Join a discussion with Issa Islam; hosted by Departments of English, History, Religious Studies; International Programs and the Division of World Literatures and Cultures.  

Oct 27, 2023

7:00 PM

Nonfiction Writing House

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Nonfiction Writing Program professors Tisa Bryant, author of Unexplained Presence, and Sarah Minor, author of Bright Archive, will read from their work on Friday, Oct. 27 at 7 p.m. at the Nonfiction Writing House (530 North Clinton Street). This event, which is part of the Krause Series in Contemporary Nonfiction, is free and open to the public.

Oct 29, 2023

Oct 29, 2023

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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Join us for the International Writing Program's Prairie Lights Reading Series this Sunday to hear readings by two 2023 Fall Residency writers and one University of Iowa MFA student. Artur Domosɫawski (non-fiction, journalist; Poland) has among his titles Gorączka latynoamerykańska  [Latin American Fever], Śmierć w Amazonii [Death in the Amazonas], the essay collection Wykluczeni [The Outcasts] and two biographies: Ryszard Kapuściński: A Life, for which he was voted “Journalist of the Year” ...

Nov 2, 2023

Nov 2, 2023

7:00 PM

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UI Nonfiction Writing Program alum Brittany Means will read from her new book of essays, Hell If We Don't Change Our Ways, on Thursday, Nov. 2 at 7 p.m. at Prairie Lights Books. This Krause Series in Contemporary Nonfiction event, sponsored by the Nonfiction Writing Program, is open to the public.

Nov 3, 2023

Nov 3, 2023

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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Join us in person at the Shambaugh House (430 N. Clinton St, Iowa City) or online via Facebook or Zoom (bit.ly/shse_live23) for a reading by two IWP 2023 Fall Residency writers. For those who are present in person, light refreshments will be provided. Martha Cecilia Ruiz (nonfiction; fiction; editor; arts promotor; Nicaragua) has for the past three decades worked as a reporter, scriptwriter, and a host of radio and TV programs. The organization she founded, Proyecto365MCR, promotes Nicaragu...

Nov 10, 2023

7:00 PM

UI Nonfiction Writing House: 530 N. Clinton Street in Iowa City

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Russian journalist Elena Kostyuchenko, author of I Love Russia, will read and speak with Bela Shayevich, translator and UI Nonfiction Writing Program student, at a special event on Friday, Nov. 10 at 7 p.m. at the newest building on campus, the Nonfiction Writing House (530 N. Clinton Street). This event, which is part of the Krause Series in Contemporary Nonfiction, is sponsored by the Nonfiction Writing Program.

Nov 16, 2023

8:00 PM

Nonfiction Writing House: 530 N. Clinton Street

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Writer Douglas Kearney, author of Optic Subwoof, will read from his work on Thursday, Nov. 16 at 8 p.m. at the UI Nonfiction Writing House (530 N. Clinton Street). His reading will be followed by conversation. This event, which is part of the Krause Series in Contemporary Nonfiction, is open to the public.

Nov 26, 2023

Nov 26, 2023

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...