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Sep 30, 2022

Sep 30, 2022

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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A conversation between four IWP 2022 Fall Residency writers on the theme of "In Translation."  Join us in Meeting Room A of the Iowa City Public Library, or watch live online via the ICPL YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/thelibrarychannel About the authors: Pavla Horáková (novelist, nonfiction writer, journalist, translator; Czech Republic) is the author of five novels, including a children’s trilogy, and two nonfiction titles. Her widely translated Teorie podivnosti [A Theor...

Sep 30, 2022

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 for a reading by two IWP 2022 Fall Residency writers, Tunay Önder and Chun Sue. For those who are present in person, light refreshments will be provided. Tunay Önder (essayist, curator, performer; Germany) is the co-author of the art book migrantenstadl [migrantown] and co-editor of the anthology Urteile [Verdicts], both 2016. Her transdisciplinary work, which merges literature, curatorial...

Oct 2, 2022

Oct 2, 2022

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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You are invited to join the International Writing Program (IWP) for the fifth in our series of Sunday afternoon readings at Prairie Lights. The reading will begin at 4 p.m., and it will feature two IWP Fall Residency authors in addition to one University of Iowa MFA student. Participation is free and all are welcome! Almudena Ramírez-Pantanella (playwright, screenwriter, director; Spain) has had plays produced in Spain, Latin America, and the UK, and new work commissioned by theatres in the...

Oct 2, 2022

7:00 PM

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Join us for Night 6 of Cinematheque. This week will be a special screening of Season 3, Episode 8 of the Netflix series Money Heist, hosted and with comments offered by Almudena Ramírez-Pantanella, who contributed writing to that episode, among others.

Oct 6, 2022

Oct 6, 2022

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

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You are invited to join the Magid Center for Writing and the Iowa City Book Festival for a reading and conversation with writer and editor Angie Cruz. The reading will begin at 5:30 p.m. and will include a conversation moderated by historian and Director of International Studies Ari Ariel. Participation is free and all are welcome! Angie Cruz is the author of four acclaimed novels, including Dominicana—winner of the ALA/YALSA Alex Award in Fiction, a finalist for th...

Oct 6, 2022

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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This fall, Stanley Reads book group brings together two of the university's most celebrated arts organizations: The Iowa Writers Workshop and the Stanley Museum of Art. The club will meet three times over the fall semester to discuss The Family Chao by Lan Samantha Chang, director of the UI Iowa Writers Workshop, and discuss how objects in the Homecoming exhibition connect to the themes presented in the book. Thursday, Oct. 6, 7 p.m. - led by Amanda Lensing Thursday, Nov. 3, 7 p.m. - led b...

Oct 7, 2022

Oct 7, 2022

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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A conversation between four IWP 2022 Fall Residency writers on the theme of "In Translation."  Join us in Meeting Room A of the Iowa City Public Library, or watch live online via the ICPL YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/thelibrarychannel About the authors: Safinah Danish Elahi (fiction writer, poet; Pakistan) is lawyer by training. She is the author of the poetry collection The Unbridled Romance of Love and Pain (2019) and two novels, most recently Eye on the Prize (2020), w...

Oct 7, 2022

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 for a reading by two IWP 2022 Fall Residency writers, Nagae Yuki and Chu He-Chih. For those who are present in person, light refreshments will be provided. Nagae Yuki (poet, performance artist; Japan) received the 2012 Poetry and Thought Newcomer’s Award; her 2019 poetry collection Fuzai toshi [Absentee Cities] was awarded the Rekitei Prize. Her most recent project is GeoPossession, in whi...

Oct 9, 2022

Oct 9, 2022

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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You are invited to join the International Writing Program (IWP) for the sixth in our series of Sunday afternoon readings at Prairie Lights. The reading will begin at 4 p.m., and it will feature two IWP Fall Residency authors in addition to one University of Iowa MFA student. Participation is free and all are welcome! Hi?n Trang (fiction writer; critic; translator; Vietnam) is an author of two novels, two collections of stories and one of literary essays. Her most recent titles, both award-w...

Oct 9, 2022

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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You are invited to join the International Writing Program (IWP) for the seventh in our series of Sunday afternoon readings at Prairie Lights. The reading will begin at 4 p.m., and it will feature one IWP Fall Residency authors in addition to a visiting writer and a University of Iowa MFA student. Participation is free and all are welcome! Judith Santopietro (poet, translator, editor, scholar; Mexico) has published the poem collections Palabras de Agua and Tiawanaku. Poemas de la Madre Coqa/...

Oct 9, 2022

7:00 PM

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Join us for Night 7 of Cinematheque. This week's movie is Ernesto on Earth, a 2020 film directed by Manuel Bonilla and presented by Fall Residency writer Fátima Villalta, with a brief Q&A after the screening.

Oct 14, 2022

Oct 14, 2022

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 for a reading by two IWP 2022 Fall Residency writers, Joaquín Ortega and Noa Suzanna Morag. For those who are present in person, light refreshments will be provided. Joaquín Ortega (playwright, essayist, poet, scholar; Venezuela) works across media and institutions. The author of a volume of poetry and of plays like Lo escuche llorar en mi boca. Tríptico de Caracas [I Heard Him Cry in My M...

Oct 15, 2022

Oct 15, 2022

8:00 PM

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A collaboration between the International Writing Program and the University of Iowa Department of Dance, featuring work from the following: IWP Writers: Almudena Ramírez-Pantanella, Nagae Yuki, Judith Santopietro, Tunay Önder, Joaquín Ortega, Carey Baraka, Krystyna Dabrowska, Yahya Ashour. Dance Makers: Emmalee Hallinan, Sean Laughead, Kyle Ayers, Mariana Tejada, Jaruam Xavier, Danielle M Russo, Todd Rhoades, L.D. Kidd.

Oct 16, 2022

Oct 16, 2022

7:00 PM

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Join us for Night 8 of Cinematheque. This week's movie is The Puppetmaster, a 2001 film directed by Hou Hsiao-Hsien (Taiwan) and presented by Fall Residency writer Chu He-Chih, with a brief Q&A after the screening.

Oct 17, 2022

Oct 17, 2022

7:00 PM

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Please join us for a reading and conversation with Rebecca Rukeyser in celebration of the release of her book The Seaplane on Final Approach. She will be joined in conversation by Rachel Yoder. Rebecca Rukeyser is the recipient of the inaugural Berlin Senate grant for non-German literature. Her fiction has appeared in such publications as ZYZZYVA, The Massachusetts Review, and The Best American Nonrequired Reading. She earned her M.F.A. from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and teaches fiction wr...

Oct 21, 2022

Oct 21, 2022

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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In this final panel discussion, IWP's 2022 Fall Residency writers discuss their experiences in Iowa, the U.S., the Residency, and the University of Iowa campus. This is always a great conversation. Join us in Meeting Room A of the Iowa City Public Library, or watch live online via the ICPL YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/thelibrarychannel

Oct 21, 2022

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 for a reading by two IWP 2022 Fall Residency writers, Edson Incopté and Fátima Villalta. For those who are present in person, light refreshments will be provided. Edson Incopté (fiction writer, poet, journalist, activist; Guinea-Bissau) has an extensive resume as organizer and activist in the areas of youth, civic development, and equity, and is the Secretary of PEN Guinea-Bissau and the W...

Oct 23, 2022

Oct 23, 2022

7:00 PM

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Join us for Night 9 of Cinematheque. This week's movie is You're Killing Me Susana, a 2016 film directed by Roberto Sneider (Mexico) and presented by Fall Residency writer David Anuar, with a brief Q&A after the screening.

Oct 25, 2022

Oct 25, 2022

7:00 PM

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Please join us for a reading and conversation with Mary Helen Stefaniak in celebration of the release of her book The Six-Minute Memoir: Fifty-Five Short Essays on Life (University of Iowa Press, 2022).  Mary Helen Stefaniak is a writer of fiction and essays whose work has appeared in many publications, including The Iowa Review, EPOCH, The Yale Review, AGNI, and The Antioch Review, and in several anthologies, including New Stories from the South: The Year's Best 2000 & 2006 (Algonquin Book...

Oct 27, 2022

Oct 27, 2022

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Virtual Event

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Local Libraries LIT (Listen, Initiate, Talk), a collaboration between Johnson County libraries, will welcome author Ann Patchett on Thursday, Oct. 27 at 6:30 p.m. for a free online reading and conversation. This is the sixth virtual author event in the series offered by public libraries in Johnson County, as well as the University of Iowa Libraries and Kirkwood Community College Library - Iowa City Campus with support from The Tuesday Agency. Local Libraries LIT strives to grow a community...

Oct 27, 2022

7:00 PM

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Please join us for a reading and conversation with Adam Soto in celebration of the release of his book Concerning Those Who Have Fallen Asleep: Ghost Stories (Astra House, 2022). He will be joined in conversation by Nickolas Butler. Adam Soto is the author of This Weightless World, longlisted for Best Debut Novel 2021 by Locus Magazine, and Concerning Those Who Have Fallen Asleep: Ghost Stories. A former Michener-Copernicus Foundation Fellow, he holds an MFA from the Iowa Writers' Workshop....

Nov 3, 2022

Nov 3, 2022

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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This fall, Stanley Reads book group brings together two of the university's most celebrated arts organizations: The Iowa Writers Workshop and the Stanley Museum of Art. The club will meet three times over the fall semester to discuss The Family Chao by Lan Samantha Chang, director of the UI Iowa Writers Workshop, and discuss how objects in the Homecoming exhibition connect to the themes presented in the book. Thursday, Oct. 6, 7 p.m. - led by Amanda Lensing Thursday, Nov. 3, 7 p.m. - led b...

Nov 7, 2022

Nov 7, 2022

7:00 PM

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Please join us for a reading and conversation with former Iowa Citians Patricia Bryan and Tom Wolf in celebration of the release of their book The Plea: The True Story of Young Wesley Elkins and His Struggle for Redemption (University of Iowa Press, 2022). Patricia Bryan is a graduate of Carleton College and the University of Iowa College of Law. She has a Masters in Tax degree from NYU. Patricia practiced law in New York City for six years before accepting a position as a professor of law ...

Nov 10, 2022

Nov 10, 2022

8:00 PM

Virtual Event

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The Writers' Workshop presents an in-person and virtual reading with Gish Jen. Virtual attendees may join us via Zoom.

Dec 1, 2022

Dec 1, 2022

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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This fall, Stanley Reads book group brings together two of the university's most celebrated arts organizations: The Iowa Writers Workshop and the Stanley Museum of Art. The club will meet three times over the fall semester to discuss The Family Chao by Lan Samantha Chang, director of the UI Iowa Writers Workshop, and discuss how objects in the Homecoming exhibition connect to the themes presented in the book. Thursday, Oct. 6, 7 p.m. - led by Amanda Lensing Thursday, Nov. 3, 7 p.m. - led b...