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Oct 23, 2021

Oct 23, 2021

11:30 AM

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Award-winning Iowa Writers' Workshop graduate Gregory Galloway will read from and discuss his third novel, Just Thieves, a classic noir that follows recovering addicts and accomplished house thieves Rick and Frank, whose latest job is easy… perhaps too easy.

Oct 23, 2021

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

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The University of Iowa Libraries is proud to welcome author Laura Gellott to campus to discuss her recent book, Helen Perry Curtis and the European Trip of a Lifetime. Laura will be available following her talk for book signing during a light reception between 3:30 PM and 5:00 PM. Register for the virtual option here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_oSnVHr0kSVmpCUH_M6xGwA Can a book read in childhood be the inspiration for a lifetime of teaching and European travel? Helen Perry...

Nov 1, 2021

Nov 1, 2021

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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Please join us for a bilingual reading with Ida Cordelia Beam Distinguished Visiting Professor, Hector Abad Faciolince. This event will be held in Spanish and English. This event is sponsored by the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost and the Department of Spanish and Portuguese.

Nov 2, 2021

Nov 2, 2021

7:00 PM

Virtual Event

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Please join us for a reading from Amy Butcher in conversation with Melissa Febos to celebrate the releases of her book Mothertrucker.  To join this virtual event, register here. Cheryl Strayed, author of Wild says of the book "Amy Butcher’s Mothertrucker is both an intimate portrait of an unforgettable woman and a powerful exploration of how the author finds her way to a more courageous life. There’s truth and beauty on every page of this gorgeous and gripping book.” Amy Butcher is an awa...

Nov 5, 2021

Nov 5, 2021

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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Join International Writing Program (IWP) writers-in-residence and members of the public in person or online (livestreamed at bit.ly/fallresicpl) for a panel discussion of “Imagination <> Computation:" Writers operate on a fundamental faith in the endless capacity of imagination. Yet mathematics/computation is increasingly doing imagination’s heavy lifting, offering endless varieties of predictability in its stead. How to play this game? Panel will feature current IWP 2021 Fall Residents.

Nov 5, 2021

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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Voices from around the world fill historic Shambaugh House, UI International Writing Program (IWP) HQ. Join us online for readings by current IWP Fall 2021 Writers-in-Residence. This series will also include Friday Nov. 12, possibly also Nov. 19 (TBD), each with readings by different 2021 IWP Fall Residents. Join us on Zoom: https://bit.ly/fallresui Event is free & all are invited!

Nov 9, 2021

Nov 9, 2021

7:00 PM

Visual Arts Building, Atrium

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How, Now, to Care? A collaboration between the International Writing Program and the Department of Dance November 9 at 7:00 p.m. Visual Arts Building Atrium In this time of re-emergence, given our new era of contact virtualized and given the vast changes the pandemic has caused in our lives, we are not returning to the same reality. The new time-space we inhabit is fraught with uncertainty, divide, and growing disparities between and among people. What then is our duty in this moment—to ...

Nov 12, 2021

Nov 12, 2021

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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Join International Writing Program (IWP) writers-in-residence and members of the public in person or online (livestreamed at bit.ly/fallresicpl) for a panel discussion of “Rituals and Traditions 2.0?” Fall is the season of many near-folk rituals in the U.S. (Halloween, Día de los Muertos, Thanksgiving, etc.). Tell us about a traditional tale/event/character/figure in your world—whether continuously popular or perhaps also challenged and thus updated for more current tastes or values.  Pane...

Nov 12, 2021

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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Voices from around the world fill historic Shambaugh House, UI International Writing Program (IWP) HQ. Join us online for readings by current IWP Fall 2021 Writers-in-Residence. This series may also include Friday, Nov. 19 (TBD), each with readings by different 2021 IWP Fall Residents. Join us on Zoom: https://bit.ly/fallresui Event is free & all are invited!

Nov 19, 2021

Nov 19, 2021

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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Join International Writing Program (IWP) writers-in-residence and members of the public in person or online (livestreamed at bit.ly/fallresicpl) for the closing chapter of our weekly community conversation panel series: an opportunity to hear the 2021 IWP Fall Residents' brief but often poignant observations, in an 'open mic' format, on their experiences in the United States.

Nov 30, 2021

Nov 30, 2021

7:00 PM

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The University of Iowa’s Nonfiction Writing Program is pleased to announce that writer Wesley Morris has won the 2021 Krause Essay Prize for his essay “My Mustache, My Self,” which appeared in The New York Times Magazine in October 2020. Morris—cultural critic, podcast host, and multiple-Pulitzer Prize winner—will be honored at the Krause Essay Prize award ceremony on Tuesday, November 30 at 7:00 p.m. via Zoom, where he will read from his winning essay. There he will receive the Prize’s $10...

Dec 1, 2021

Dec 1, 2021

7:00 PM

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Please join us for a reading and conversation with Elizabeth Weiss to celebrate the release of her new book The Sisters Sweet. She will be joined in conversation with author Yaa Gyasi. To join this virtual event, register here. Andrew Sean Greer, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Less, writes, “The Sisters Sweet will charm you into another world. Weiss has conjured a lost America with wit, sorrow, and beauty—a book like a favorite old movie.” Elizabeth Weiss earned an MFA from the Iowa Wri...