7:00 PM

Location: @ Prairie Lights Books

Price: Free

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Jennifer Colville and Paula Cisewski will read from their new work.  

Iowa City author Colville will read from her new book of short stories, Elegies for Uncanny Girls, published by Break Away Books. George Saunders calls Elegies "An electrifying debut: wild, wry, wise, and a little terrifying in the bold truths it tells. Colville is a bountiful and precise stylist, honing in on the vital questions with freshness and verve." Jennifer Colville received her MFA from Syracuse University and her PhD from the University of Utah. Her fiction has appeared in DIAGRAM, Mississippi Review, Iowa Review, Literary Review and the Huffington Post. She is the founding editor of Prompt Press, a journal for visual art inspired by writing and writing inspired by visual art.

Poet Paula Cisewski will read from her new books of poetry The Quitter and The Threatened Everything, both newly released this year. The Threatened Everything was selected for publication in the 2014 Burnside Review Book Contest, and Quitter​ won Diode Editions' 2016 Book Prize.  Cisewski is also the author of Ghost Fargo (selected by Franz Wright for the Nightboat Poetry Prize),  Upon Arrival, and a chapbook of lyric prose, Misplaced Sinister. She holds a BA from St. Catherine's University and an MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts.

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