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Feb 6, 2023

Feb 6, 2023

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

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Spend a fun hour discussing bite-sized works with writers like you! This month's featured reading is by Darius Stewart.  Free lunch is provided!  

Feb 7, 2023

Feb 7, 2023

7:00 PM

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Director of Translation Programs Aron Aji will read from his new translation of The Wounded Age and Eastern Tales, by Ferit Edgü, published by New York Review of Books. “A stark and ferocious love letter to a forgotten people, in a gorgeous translation that is utterly true to the wounded dreamscapes of the original. To read these pages is to be there, swept by mountain snows and the cruel winds of politics, undone by harsh beauty and the endless tragedy unfolding.” —Maureen Freely Ferit Edg...

Feb 8, 2023

Feb 8, 2023

7:00 PM

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Derek (DK) Nnuro will read from his debut novel, What Napoleon Could Not Do, followed by a conversation with esteemed poet and educator Tameka Cage Conley about the book and its themes. What Napoleon Could Not Do is a gripping novel in which America is seen through the eyes and ambitions of three characters with ties to Africa.  Derek (DK) Nnuro is a Ghanaian-born writer and is a graduate of Johns Hopkins and the Iowa Writers' Workshop. He has taught novel writing at the University of Iowa...

Feb 8, 2023

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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Local Libraries LIT (Listen, Initiate, Talk), a collaboration between Johnson County libraries, will welcome author Kevin Wilson on Wednesday, Feb. 8 at 7 p.m. for a free online reading and conversation. The Local Libraries LIT author series is 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. Kevin Wilson is the author of two collections: Tunneling to the...

Feb 16, 2023

Feb 16, 2023

5:00 PM - 6:30 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, Feb. 16, 2023 5 – 6:30 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 Scho...

Feb 16, 2023

8:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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Ten-Minute Play Festival Directed by: Kristy Hartsgrove Mooers Location: Alan MacVey Theatre, Theatre Building Thursday, Feb. 16, 2023 - 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17, 2023 - 8 p.m.. Saturday, Feb. 18, 2023 - 8 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 19, 2023 - 2 p.m.   The University of Iowa Department of Theatre Arts is proud to present the 26th Annual Ten-Minute Play Festival. Join us for the premiere of these undergraduate playwright’s new works! The Ten-Minute Play Festival features ten-minute productions ...

Feb 17, 2023

Feb 17, 2023

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

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The Magid Center for Writing and the Nonfiction Writing Program Presents: Reading and Conversation with Authors Caryl Pagel and Erika Meitner Open to All University of Iowa Undergraduate Students  

Feb 17, 2023

7:00 PM

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Feb 21, 2023

Feb 21, 2023

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

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Join the Office of the Vice President for Research as we celebrate faculty who have published books during 2022 and spring 2023. President Barbara Wilson will make remarks at 5 p.m. If you are a faculty member that has recently published a book, please let us know. To attend, RSVP Now.

Feb 23, 2023

Feb 23, 2023

8:00 PM

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The Writers' Workshop presents a reading by Ida Beam Visiting Lecturer, Jericho Brown. To subscribe to a weekly emailing list of Writers' Workshop events, please email iww@uiowa.edu with “Events Mailing List Subscribe” in the subject line.

Feb 24, 2023

Feb 24, 2023

All Day

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The Writers' Workshop presents a Q & A session with Ida Beam Visiting Lecturer, Jericho Brown. (Time TBA) To subscribe to a weekly emailing list of Writers' Workshop events, please email iww@uiowa.edu with “Events Mailing List Subscribe” in the subject line.

Feb 25, 2023

Feb 25, 2023

2:00 PM

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This spring, the Stanley Reads book group features What Napoleon Could Not Do, the debut novel of Derek (DK) Nnuro, the museum’s curator of special projects. The club will meet three times over the spring semester to discuss the novel and discover how objects in the Homecoming exhibition connect with themes in the book. Nnuro will also be on hand to answer questions about the novel and engage participants in craft discussions. We encourage budding writers—especially writers of fiction—to joi...

Mar 2, 2023

Mar 2, 2023

2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

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On Thursday, March 2, at 2:30 p.m. CST, Professors Tara Bynum (English, CLAS) and Kabria Baumgartner (History and Africana Studies, Northeastern University) will discuss Bynum's new book, Reading Pleasures: Everyday Black Living in Early America (University of Illinois Press), which tells the stories of four early American writers who expressed feeling good despite living while enslaved or only nominally free. Bynum, a 2021 recipient of the Book Ends: Obermann/OVPR Book Completion Workshop ...

Mar 2, 2023

7:00 PM

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Mar 6, 2023

Mar 6, 2023

7:00 PM

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Mar 20, 2023

Mar 20, 2023

7:00 PM

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Mar 21, 2023

Mar 21, 2023

7:00 PM

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Mar 22, 2023

Mar 22, 2023

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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Join us for a reading and discussion to celebrate Tara Bynum's book, Reading Pleasures. Bynum is assistant professor in the UI Departments of English and African American Studies and a scholar of early African American literary histories before 1800. Wednesday, March 22, 2023 7 – 8:30 p.m. Prairie Lights, 15 S. Dubuque St., Iowa CityRSVP In the early United States, a Black person committed an act of resistance simply by reading and writing. Yet we overlook that these activities also brou...

Mar 23, 2023

Mar 23, 2023

8:00 PM

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The Writers' Workshop presents a reading by Ida Beam Visiting Lecturer, Ayad Akhtar. To subscribe to a weekly emailing list of Writers' Workshop events, please email iww@uiowa.edu with “Events Mailing List Subscribe” in the subject line.

Mar 24, 2023

Mar 24, 2023

All Day

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The Writers' Workshop presents a Q & A session with Ida Beam Visiting Lecturer, Ayad Akhtar. (Time TBA) To subscribe to a weekly emailing list of Writers' Workshop events, please email iww@uiowa.edu with “Events Mailing List Subscribe” in the subject line.

Mar 25, 2023

Mar 25, 2023

2:00 PM

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This spring, the Stanley Reads book group features What Napoleon Could Not Do, the debut novel of Derek (DK) Nnuro, the museum’s curator of special projects. The club will meet three times over the spring semester to discuss the novel and discover how objects in the Homecoming exhibition connect with themes in the book. Nnuro will also be on hand to answer questions about the novel and engage participants in craft discussions. We encourage budding writers—especially writers of fiction—to joi...

Apr 6, 2023

Apr 6, 2023

5:45 PM - 9:45 PM

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4:00 p.m. | Doors and café open to public 5:45–6:45 | Reading and Q&A with Michelle Zauner 7:15–7:50 | Performance by Black Belt Eagle Scout 8:30–9:45 | Performance by Cat Power (duo) Hancher Auditorium is thrilled to host the opening ceremonies of Mission Creek Festival 2023 on Thursday, April 6. This event marks a renewal of our collaboration with the festival after co-presenting comedian Bassem Yousef in 2018 and Andrew Bird, My Brightest Diamond, and Kelly Link in 2017. For Mission ...

Apr 10, 2023

Apr 10, 2023

7:00 PM

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Apr 13, 2023

Apr 13, 2023

7:00 PM

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Apr 29, 2023

Apr 29, 2023

2:00 PM

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This spring, the Stanley Reads book group features What Napoleon Could Not Do, the debut novel of Derek (DK) Nnuro, the museum’s curator of special projects. The club will meet three times over the spring semester to discuss the novel and discover how objects in the Homecoming exhibition connect with themes in the book. Nnuro will also be on hand to answer questions about the novel and engage participants in craft discussions. We encourage budding writers—especially writers of fiction—to joi...

May 4, 2023

May 4, 2023

7:00 PM

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