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Apr 18, 2019

Apr 18, 2019

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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The Nonfiction Writing Program presents a reading by best-selling travel writer Pico Iyer, who will read from his latest book, Autumn Light, at Prairie Lights Books at 7pm on Thursday, April 18th. This reading, which is part of The Krause Series in Contemporary Nonfiction, is open to the public. 

Apr 24, 2019

Apr 24, 2019

7:00 PM

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Please join us for a fiction reading with Lan Samantha Chang and Frances de Pontes Peebles in the Frank Conroy Reading Room at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 24

Apr 25, 2019

Apr 25, 2019

7:00 PM

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This event has been cancelled. Jorie Graham, Ida Cordelia Beam Distinguished Visiting Professor and winner of the Pulitzer Prize in poetry, will read at Shambaugh Auditorium in the UI Main Library on Thursday, April 25th. This event, which is open to the public, is sponsored by the English and Creative Writing Major, The Nonfiction Writing Program, the Department of English, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the Provost's Office, and Prairie Lights Books.

May 1, 2019

May 1, 2019

7:00 PM

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Iowa City poets Chad Abushanab and Kam Hilliard will read from their recent poetry collections. Chad Abushanab is the author of The Last Visit, winner of the 2018 Donald Justice Poetry Prize. Jericho Brown praised “the speaker’s search for self and struggles with drink after surviving a childhood laden with domestic violence… I really do believe in this book and find it extraordinary as an early twenty-first century debut. ” Abushanab’s poems have appeared or are forthcoming in The Believ...

May 2, 2019

May 2, 2019

7:00 PM

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Leslie Carol Roberts will read from her new essay collection, Here is Where I Walk: Episodes From a Life in the Forest. “A series of absorbing, funny, tragic, and deeply present ruminations…Packed with a scientist’s curiosity and an artist’s imagination, she uses her walks the way Thoreau encouraged us to treat every journey into nature: as a lesson in how to accept, relish, and even seek out change.”—John D’Agata Leslie Carol Roberts is also the author of The Entire Earth and Sky: Views ...

May 2, 2019

7:00 PM

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Nonfiction Writing Program alum Leslie Carol Roberts will read from her new book, Here is Where I Walk, on May 2nd at 7pm at Prairie Lights Books. This reading, which is open to the public, is part of the Krause Series in Contemporary Nonfiction.