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Mar 5, 2024

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

7:30 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 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 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.