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Live from Prairie Lights: Nick Dybek

Writers’ Workshop alum Nick Dybek will read from his novel of a lonely young man, a beautiful widow, and an amnesiac soldier, in The Verdun Affair. Continue reading

Live from Prairie Lights: Loren Olson

Des Moines Psychiatrist Loren Olson will read from his powerful exploration of human sexuality, Finally Out: Letting Go of Living Straight. Continue reading

Live from Prairie Lights: Ian Stansel an...

Writers’ Workshop graduates Ian Stansel and Sarah Strickley will read from their new fiction. Continue reading

Live from Prairie Lights: Rupert Thomson

Novelist Rupert Thomson will read from his new book, Never Anyone But You. Continue reading

Live from Prairie Lights: Anjali Sachdev...

Writers’ Workshop graduate Anjali Sachdeva will read from her short story collection All the Names They Used for God. . Continue reading

Live from Prairie Lights: Laura Esther W...

Winner of the Iowa Prize in Literary Nonfiction Laura Esther Wolfson will read from her literary debut, For Single Mothers Working as Train Conductors. Continue reading

Live from Prairie Lights: Sarah Prineas

Iowa City author Sarah Prineas will read from her new book, The Lost Books: From the Scroll of Kings. Continue reading

Iowa City Jazz Festival

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Come down for a three-day weekend of live Jazz performances, delicious dishes, and cap off the weekend with a full blown fireworks display over the University of Iowa’s Pentacrest lawn. Continue reading

Live from Prairie Lights: Amber Tamblyn

Slam poet and Emmy-winning actor Amber Tamblyn will read from her new cross-genre thriller, Any Man. Continue reading

Live from Prairie Lights: Sandra Scofiel...

Sandra Scofield will talk about her new writing guide, The Last Draft: A Novelist’s Guide to Revision. Continue reading

Live from Prairie Lights: Michael Marton...

Michael Martone will read from Brooding: Aria, Choruses, Lullabies, Follies, Dirges, and a Duet. Continue reading

Live from Prairie Lights: Tom Macher

Writers’ Workshop graduate Tom Macher will read from his memoir, Halfway, about his time spent in boys’ homes and halfway houses as a teen. Continue reading

Live from Prairie Lights: Thomas Fox Ave...

Thomas Fox Averill will read from his novel Found Documents from the Life of Nell Johnson Doerr. Continue reading

Live from Prairie Lights: Roy Scranton i...

An American Orwell for the age of Trump, Roy Scranton faces the unpleasant facts of our day with fierce insight and honesty.We're Doomed. Continue reading

Live from Prairie Lights: Deedie Runkel

B&B owner Deedie Runkel will read from Scone By Scone: Tales from an Innkeeper’s Life. . Continue reading

Live from Prairie Lights: Thomas Frank

Thomas Frank will read from Rendezvous With Oblivion: Reports from a Sinking Society. Continue reading

Live from Prairie Lights: Between the Li...

The International Writing Program presents authors Armen of Armenia, Ameena Hussein, and Kiki Petrosino, who willl read from their work.Armen of Armenia is a writer and activist. Continue reading

Live from Prairie Lights: Elizabeth Leik...

Iowa native Elizabeth Leiknes will read from her novel The Lost Queen of Crocker County. Continue reading

Live from Prairie Lights: Malinda McCull...

Writers’ Workshop graduate Malinda McCullom will read from her short story collection The Surprising Place. Continue reading

Live from Prairie Lights: Julie Boatman ...

Iowa City native Julie Boatman Filucci will read from and talk about her book Honest Vision: The Donald Douglas Story. Continue reading

Tippie Fest

Join us in welcoming new and returning students to the Tippie College of Business.Enjoy FREE food and visit the Tippie Student Organization Fair. Continue reading

Cokie Roberts, "An Insider's View of Was...

Renowned journalist Cokie Roberts, named a “Living Legend” by the Library of Congress (2008), is one of the most esteemed and brilliant broadcast journalists of our time. Continue reading

Steep Canyon Rangers

The sensational bluegrass band that helped Steve Martin and Martin Short open the new Hancher Auditorium returns for a free outdoor concert. Continue reading