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Feb 1, 2023

Feb 1, 2023

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

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The Irish Writing Program is a rigorous and exciting creative writing study abroad program in Dublin, Ireland, designed to help aspiring writers become better at their craft.   Learn about the course content, excursions, scholarships, and the application process at one of four upcoming information sessions. Faculty director Harry Stecopoulos will answer your questions about this fantastic opportunity to enrich your writing skills over the summer (June 9 to July 23, 2023) in the heart of Dub...

Feb 1, 2023

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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See why London inspired, and continues to inspire, some of the greatest writing in English.   Learn how you can travel to London this summer (June 8 – July 3, 2023) with UI Professor Blaine Greteman at one of four upcoming information sessions.   Built on the bones of a Roman and medieval village, London is the center of a modern film industry, a capital of international finance and technology, and yet Shakespeare and Chaucer would still be able to recognize the shape of many of its windin...

Feb 2, 2023

Feb 2, 2023

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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See why London inspired, and continues to inspire, some of the greatest writing in English.   Learn how you can travel to London this summer (June 8 – July 3, 2023) with UI Professor Blaine Greteman at one of four upcoming information sessions.   Built on the bones of a Roman and medieval village, London is the center of a modern film industry, a capital of international finance and technology, and yet Shakespeare and Chaucer would still be able to recognize the shape of many of its windin...

Feb 3, 2023

Feb 3, 2023

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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Join the long, rich, historical tradition of artists creating in our spaces. Professional, aspiring, and amateur artists alike, make our museum your muse. The return of this popular program series welcomes guests into the Museum of Natural History's magical gallery spaces after-hours to work on sketching or writing projects with other campus and community artists. Tell a friend, grab a notebook, and join us on the first Friday of each month. We'll provide a new inspo prompt for each sessio...

Feb 6, 2023

Feb 6, 2023

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Virtual Event

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The Irish Writing Program is a rigorous and exciting creative writing study abroad program in Dublin, Ireland, designed to help aspiring writers become better at their craft.   Learn about the course content, excursions, scholarships, and the application process at one of four upcoming information sessions. Faculty director Harry Stecopoulos will answer your questions about this fantastic opportunity to enrich your writing skills over the summer (June 9 to July 23, 2023) in the heart of Dub...

Feb 7, 2023

Feb 7, 2023

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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See why London inspired, and continues to inspire, some of the greatest writing in English.   Learn how you can travel to London this summer (June 8 – July 3, 2023) with UI Professor Blaine Greteman at one of four upcoming information sessions.   Built on the bones of a Roman and medieval village, London is the center of a modern film industry, a capital of international finance and technology, and yet Shakespeare and Chaucer would still be able to recognize the shape of many of its windin...

Feb 8, 2023

Feb 8, 2023

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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The Irish Writing Program is a rigorous and exciting creative writing study abroad program in Dublin, Ireland, designed to help aspiring writers become better at their craft.   Learn about the course content, excursions, scholarships, and the application process at one of four upcoming information sessions. Faculty director Harry Stecopoulos will answer your questions about this fantastic opportunity to enrich your writing skills over the summer (June 9 to July 23, 2023) in the heart of Dub...

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 9, 2023

Feb 9, 2023

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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See why London inspired, and continues to inspire, some of the greatest writing in English.   Learn how you can travel to London this summer (June 8 – July 3, 2023) with UI Professor Blaine Greteman at one of four upcoming information sessions.   Built on the bones of a Roman and medieval village, London is the center of a modern film industry, a capital of international finance and technology, and yet Shakespeare and Chaucer would still be able to recognize the shape of many of its windin...

Feb 9, 2023

6:30 PM - 6:00 PM

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For the next "Racial Reckoning Through Comics" event, we will engage in conversation with artists MariNaomi and Joe Sacco as well as scholars Candida Rifkind, Jorge Santos, and José Alaniz to discuss how colonial dynamics are involved in racialization processes. From the global to the local, from international conflicts to the everyday life in times of peace, our artists’ stories and our scholars’ analyses will explore how the grammar of comics can imagine, write, and draw anti-racist and an...

Feb 9, 2023

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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Join us in conversation with journalist, comics artist, and Ida Cordelia Beam Distinguished Visiting Professor Joe Sacco, (Safe Area Gorazde, Paying the Land) interviewed by Rachel Williams for a talk about race, war, identity but also about his personal creative process and the art of comics.  This is part of a three-day event devoted to "Drawing Panels and Crossing Borders: Negotiating Self and Other in Comics" with MariNaomi, Candida Rifkind, Jorge Santos, and Jose Alaniz. Organized by t...

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 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...

Feb 26, 2023

Feb 26, 2023

3:00 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...

Feb 28, 2023

Feb 28, 2023

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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Reading: Paul Tran IMU/Hawkshop will have Paul Tran's book for sale at event

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 3, 2023

Mar 3, 2023

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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Join the long, rich, historical tradition of artists creating in our spaces. Professional, aspiring, and amateur artists alike, make our museum your muse. The return of this popular program series welcomes guests into the Museum of Natural History's magical gallery spaces after-hours to work on sketching or writing projects with other campus and community artists. Tell a friend, grab a notebook, and join us on the first Friday of each month. We'll provide a new inspo prompt for each sessio...

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...

Mar 26, 2023

Mar 26, 2023

3:00 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...

Apr 7, 2023

Apr 7, 2023

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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Join the long, rich, historical tradition of artists creating in our spaces. Professional, aspiring, and amateur artists alike, make our museum your muse. The return of this popular program series welcomes guests into the Museum of Natural History's magical gallery spaces after-hours to work on sketching or writing projects with other campus and community artists. Tell a friend, grab a notebook, and join us on the first Friday of each month. We'll provide a new inspo prompt for each sessio...

Apr 23, 2023

Apr 23, 2023

3:00 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...

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 5, 2023

May 5, 2023

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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Join the long, rich, historical tradition of artists creating in our spaces. Professional, aspiring, and amateur artists alike, make our museum your muse. The return of this popular program series welcomes guests into the Museum of Natural History's magical gallery spaces after-hours to work on sketching or writing projects with other campus and community artists. Tell a friend, grab a notebook, and join us on the first Friday of each month. We'll provide a new inspo prompt for each sessio...

May 28, 2023

May 28, 2023

3:00 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...

Jun 2, 2023

Jun 2, 2023

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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Join the long, rich, historical tradition of artists creating in our spaces. Professional, aspiring, and amateur artists alike, make our museum your muse. The return of this popular program series welcomes guests into the Museum of Natural History's magical gallery spaces after-hours to work on sketching or writing projects with other campus and community artists. Tell a friend, grab a notebook, and join us on the first Friday of each month. We'll provide a new inspo prompt for each sessio...

Jul 7, 2023

Jul 7, 2023

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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Join the long, rich, historical tradition of artists creating in our spaces. Professional, aspiring, and amateur artists alike, make our museum your muse. The return of this popular program series welcomes guests into the Museum of Natural History's magical gallery spaces after-hours to work on sketching or writing projects with other campus and community artists. Tell a friend, grab a notebook, and join us on the first Friday of each month. We'll provide a new inspo prompt for each sessio...

Aug 4, 2023

Aug 4, 2023

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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Join the long, rich, historical tradition of artists creating in our spaces. Professional, aspiring, and amateur artists alike, make our museum your muse. The return of this popular program series welcomes guests into the Museum of Natural History's magical gallery spaces after-hours to work on sketching or writing projects with other campus and community artists. Tell a friend, grab a notebook, and join us on the first Friday of each month. We'll provide a new inspo prompt for each sessio...

Sep 1, 2023

Sep 1, 2023

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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Join the long, rich, historical tradition of artists creating in our spaces. Professional, aspiring, and amateur artists alike, make our museum your muse. The return of this popular program series welcomes guests into the Museum of Natural History's magical gallery spaces after-hours to work on sketching or writing projects with other campus and community artists. Tell a friend, grab a notebook, and join us on the first Friday of each month. We'll provide a new inspo prompt for each sessio...

Oct 6, 2023

Oct 6, 2023

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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Join the long, rich, historical tradition of artists creating in our spaces. Professional, aspiring, and amateur artists alike, make our museum your muse. The return of this popular program series welcomes guests into the Museum of Natural History's magical gallery spaces after-hours to work on sketching or writing projects with other campus and community artists. Tell a friend, grab a notebook, and join us on the first Friday of each month. We'll provide a new inspo prompt for each sessio...

Nov 3, 2023

Nov 3, 2023

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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Join the long, rich, historical tradition of artists creating in our spaces. Professional, aspiring, and amateur artists alike, make our museum your muse. The return of this popular program series welcomes guests into the Museum of Natural History's magical gallery spaces after-hours to work on sketching or writing projects with other campus and community artists. Tell a friend, grab a notebook, and join us on the first Friday of each month. We'll provide a new inspo prompt for each sessio...

Dec 1, 2023

Dec 1, 2023

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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Join the long, rich, historical tradition of artists creating in our spaces. Professional, aspiring, and amateur artists alike, make our museum your muse. The return of this popular program series welcomes guests into the Museum of Natural History's magical gallery spaces after-hours to work on sketching or writing projects with other campus and community artists. Tell a friend, grab a notebook, and join us on the first Friday of each month. We'll provide a new inspo prompt for each sessio...