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Mar 1, 2024

Mar 1, 2024

10:00 AM - 3:30 PM

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This symposium is a culmination of the Obermann Center’s multi-year grant from the Mellon Foundation focused on the transformation of humanities graduate education, Humanities for the Public Good. During the last four years, over 100 faculty, staff, graduate students, and visiting speakers have envisioned and created a host of ways that graduates from humanities PhD programs can fuse their studies in specific disciplines with skills and learning experiences that prepare them to adapt the met...

Mar 1, 2024

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 5, 2024

Mar 5, 2024

6:15 PM - 9:00 PM

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Please join us at FilmScene for the continuation of "Out of the Archive: Envisioning Blackness," a monthly screening and discussion series that celebrates the vibrant  tradition of Black cinema by featuring rarely screened, newly restored, and archivally engaged films. Tickets are pay-what-you-can (with students, in particular, encouraged to pick $0). Join us before each screening for a free dinner reception catered by local restaurants, and stay after each film for post-screening conversati...

Mar 5, 2024

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

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The English Department will be hosting writer Kemi Alabi for a reading and Q&A. From kemialabi.com: Winner of the Academy of American Poets First Book Award, selected by Claudia Rankine · Kate Tufts Discovery Award Finalist · Chicago Review of Books Award Winner · Publishing Triangle Award Finalist · A New York Public Library Best Book of 2022 Kemi Alabi’s transcendent debut reimagines the poetic and cultural traditions from which it is born, troubling the waters of some of our country’s...

Mar 21, 2024

Mar 21, 2024

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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Join Melinda Myers, Assistant Professor of Contemporary Dance and Choreography, for a fun Prompt for the Planet workshop that lets you connect with nature through art! Whether you're an experienced artist or just starting to dip your toes into the world of creativity, this workshop is open to all skill levels. Space is limited!  Please register at https://uiowa.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5tmleArm2C7Lnds What to Expect: Guided Exploration - Professor Myers will help you explore the voice ...

Mar 21, 2024

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Virtual Event

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Join the libraries of Johnson County for the latest Local Libraries LIT author event featuring Grace M. Cho. This is a free virtual event, with registration required. Grace M. Cho's work sits at the crossroads of creative nonfiction and interdisciplinary scholarship, exploring the ways in which residues of state violence and historical trauma permeate the intimate spaces of the here and now. As a sociologist, she approaches storytelling as an opportunity to broaden the lens through which re...

Mar 21, 2024

7:30 PM

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The University of Iowa’s Nonfiction Writing Program is pleased to announce that writer Chris Dennis has won the 2023 Krause Essay Prize for his essay “We Were Hungry,” which appeared in Astra. Dennis, author of the story collection Here is What You Do, will be honored at the Krause Essay Prize award ceremony on Thursday, March 21 at 7:30 p.m. at the University of Iowa Old Capitol Senate Chambers, where he will present his winning essay. There he will receive the Prize’s $10,000 award and an ...

Mar 24, 2024

Mar 24, 2024

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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Join Melinda Myers, Assistant Professor of Contemporary Dance and Choreography, for a fun Prompt for the Planet workshop that lets you connect with nature through art!  Whether you're an experienced artist or just starting to dip your toes into the world of creativity, this workshop is open to all skill levels. Space is limited!  Please register at https://uiowa.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5tmleArm2C7Lnds What to Expect: Guided Exploration - Professor Myers will help you explore the voice...

Mar 24, 2024

2:30 PM - 4:30 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...

Mar 26, 2024

Mar 26, 2024

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

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The Pentacrest Museums host visiting artist Kari Greer for a special event to discuss themes of her exhibition Facing the Inferno: The Wildfire Photography of Kari Greer, now on display at the Old Capitol Museum. Greer will discuss her art, her career, firsthand knowledge of fire from the 1990s to today, and how photographic documentation impacts our collective understanding. Following her keynote, Greer will be joined by UI faculty from Carver College of Medicine and the colleges of Enginee...

Mar 28, 2024

Mar 28, 2024

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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Join Melinda Myers, Assistant Professor of Contemporary Dance and Choreography, for a fun Prompt for the Planet workshop that lets you connect with nature through art!  Whether you're an experienced artist or just starting to dip your toes into the world of creativity, this workshop is open to all skill levels. Space is limited!  Please register at https://uiowa.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5tmleArm2C7Lnds What to Expect: Guided Exploration - Professor Myers will help you explore the voice...

Mar 29, 2024

Mar 29, 2024

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

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The Department of English and Obermann Center are hosting Stephen Best on Friday, March 29 at 3:30 p.m. in 304 EPB (Gerber). UI PhD candidate Sarah Frank will introduce Professor Best and UI Professor Deborah Whaley will serve as respondent. Stephen Best (Berkeley) is Rachael Anderson Stageberg Chair in English and Director of the Townsend Center for the Humanities. One of the most important scholars of his generation, Professor Best has published two acclaimed monographs: "The Fugitive's P...

Mar 29, 2024

5:30 PM

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Writer Deborah Taffa, a graduate of the Nonfiction Writing Program and MFA director of the Institute of American Indian Arts, will read from her debut book Whiskey Tender at Prairie Lights Books on Friday, March 31 at 5:30 p.m. This event, which is open to the public, is part of the NWP Alumni Reading Series.

Apr 1, 2024

Apr 1, 2024

7:00 PM

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Essayist and poet Paisley Rekdal, author of Appropriate: A Provocation and Bedell Distinguished Visiting Professor at the Nonfiction Writing Program, will give a reading at the Nonfiction Writing House (530 N. Clinton Street) on Monday, April 1 at 7 p.m. This event, which is open to the public, is part of the Krause Series in Contemporary Nonfiction.

Apr 4, 2024

Apr 4, 2024

12:00 PM

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On April 4–6, 2024, English graduate students are hosting the 23rd annual Craft Critique Culture interdisciplinary graduate conference on the University of Iowa campus. This year’s conference addresses themes of “Black Legacies.” For this conference, “Black Legacies” is, first, a recognition and continued contribution to the history of Black Studies programs in colleges and universities, which emerged in the 1960s and ’70s. “Black Legacies” is also a way to honor and celebrate the power of i...

Apr 5, 2024

Apr 5, 2024

12:00 PM

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On April 4–6, 2024, English graduate students are hosting the 23rd annual Craft Critique Culture interdisciplinary graduate conference on the University of Iowa campus. This year’s conference addresses themes of “Black Legacies.” For this conference, “Black Legacies” is, first, a recognition and continued contribution to the history of Black Studies programs in colleges and universities, which emerged in the 1960s and ’70s. “Black Legacies” is also a way to honor and celebrate the power of i...

Apr 5, 2024

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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On April 4-6, 2024, English graduate students are hosting the 23rd annual Craft Critique Culture interdisciplinary graduate conference on the University of Iowa campus. This year's conference addresses themes that fall under what we are calling, "Black Legacies." For this conference, "Black Legacies" is, first, a recognition and continued contribution to the history of Black Studies programs in colleges and universities. "Black Legacies" is also a way to honor and celebrate the power of inst...

Apr 5, 2024

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 6, 2024

Apr 6, 2024

12:00 PM

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On April 4–6, 2024, English graduate students are hosting the 23rd annual Craft Critique Culture interdisciplinary graduate conference on the University of Iowa campus. This year’s conference addresses themes of “Black Legacies.” For this conference, “Black Legacies” is, first, a recognition and continued contribution to the history of Black Studies programs in colleges and universities, which emerged in the 1960s and ’70s. “Black Legacies” is also a way to honor and celebrate the power of i...

Apr 18, 2024

Apr 18, 2024

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Virtual Event

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Join the libraries of Johnson County for the latest Local Libraries LIT author event featuring Virginia Sole-Smith. This is a free virtual event, with registration required. As a journalist, Virginia Sole-Smith has reported from kitchen tables and grocery stores, graduated from beauty school, and gone swimming in a mermaid’s tail. Virginia’s latest book, Fat Talk: Parenting in the Age of Diet Culture, investigates how the “war on childhood obesity” has caused kids of all ages to absorb a da...

Apr 19, 2024

Apr 19, 2024

7:00 PM

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Writer Matthew Clark, a graduate of the Nonfiction Writing Program, will read from his debut nonfiction book, Bjarki, Not Bjarki (University of Iowa Press), at Prairie Lights Books on Thursday, April 18 at 7 p.m. This event, which is open to the public, is part of the NWP Alumni Reading Series.

Apr 28, 2024

Apr 28, 2024

2:30 PM - 4:30 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...

May 3, 2024

May 3, 2024

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 26, 2024

May 26, 2024

2:30 PM - 4:30 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 7, 2024

Jun 7, 2024

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 5, 2024

Jul 5, 2024

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 2, 2024

Aug 2, 2024

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 6, 2024

Sep 6, 2024

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 4, 2024

Oct 4, 2024

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 1, 2024

Nov 1, 2024

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 6, 2024

Dec 6, 2024

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 7, 2025

Feb 7, 2025

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 7, 2025

Mar 7, 2025

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 4, 2025

Apr 4, 2025

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 2, 2025

May 2, 2025

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...

Jun 6, 2025

Jun 6, 2025

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 4, 2025

Jul 4, 2025

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 1, 2025

Aug 1, 2025

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 5, 2025

Sep 5, 2025

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 3, 2025

Oct 3, 2025

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 7, 2025

Nov 7, 2025

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 5, 2025

Dec 5, 2025

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...