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Prairie Lights Reading Series

Join the International Writing Program at Prairie Lights Bookstore on Sundays from 4-5 p.m. to hear participants of the Fall Residency read from their works, alongside an MFA candidate from one of the UI's writing programs.

Enza García Arreaza (fiction writer, poet; Venezuela) is an essayist for the cultural platform Backroom Caracas and for the magazine Climax. In 2016, she was selected by the Guadalajara International Book Fair for “Ochenteros,” a program for Latin American writers born in the 1980s. Her short story collection El bosque de los abedules [The Forest of Birches] won the 2010 National University Literature Prize of Simon Bolívar University; the story volume Cállate poco a poco [Be Quiet Slowly] won the 2007 Contest for Unpublished Authors. She participates courtesy of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State.

John Vater is a student in the MFA in Literary Translation Program at the University of Iowa. He has worked in the publishing industry in India, and translates from the Hindi.

Anne Kennedy (fiction writer, screenwriter, poet; New Zealand) received the 2013 New Zealand Post Book Award for Poetry for The Darling North; in 2014 her novel The Last Days of the National Costume was a finalist for the New Zealand Post Book Award and was longlisted for the IMPAC-Dublin Award. In 2016 she was in residence at the Victoria University’s International Institute of Modern Letters. During her career, she has been an advocate for Maori and Pasifika voices. Her participation is made possible by Creative New Zealand.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact the International Writing Program in advance at 319-335-0128.

Sunday, September 24, 2017 at 4:00pm to 5:00pm

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

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