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Live From Prairie Lights: Josh Barkan

Writers’ Workshop graduate Josh Barkan will read from Mexico: Stories.

Author Steve Almond says, “Mexico is a marvel. Josh Barkan has created a suite of stories that are beautiful and harrowing, wise and comic. His heroes, mostly American ex-pats who have headed south to reinvigorate their lives, are continually cast into danger and forced to reckon with the darkness that lives around them, and within them.”

Barkan is the recipient of a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts and has taught writing at Harvard, Boston University, and New York University. With his wife, a painter from Mexico, he divides his time between Mexico City and Roanoke, Virginia.

“What an unsettling, thrilling experience it is being dropped into the middle of Barkan’s Mexico. It is fraught, surreal, off-kilter, and very funny.” —Paul Harding

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Friday, March 24, 2017 at 7:00pm

Prairie Lights Books
15 South Dubuque St., Iowa City, IA

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The Writing University, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, Iowa Writers' Workshop

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After Class, Arts Iowa, Writing




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Jan Weissmiller

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