Archive for September, 2012

Book touts local booksellers’ favorite reads

A new book from Coffee House Press called Read This! is a great new resource for the book lovers among us and it has a local twist. The book gathers lists of favorite books from the people who work in some of the country’s best independent bookstores. Fittingly enough for the City of Literature, Iowa […]

Public reading of War and Peace

Several events to mark the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812 are being held on the University of Iowa campus this fall, including a public reading of War and Peace.  University of Iowa Museum of Art director Dr. Sean O’Harrow kicked things off Thursday, by reading the first few pages as Tolstoy wrote them, […]

200th Anniversary of the War of 1812

A series of events to mark the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812 will be held on the University of Iowa campus this fall.  The events include an exhibition on “Napoleon and the Art of Propaganda,” “Intriguing Ink,” a Special Collections open house featuring books and newspapers from 1812, a WorldCanvass program on Napoleon and […]

Robin Hemley to read from his short story collection, Reply All, at Prairie Lights

Robin Hemley will read from his short story collection, Reply All, at Prairie Lights this Thursday at 7 p.m. Reply All takes a humorous, edgy, and frank look at the human art of deception and self-deception.  A father accepts, without question, the many duplicate saint relics that appear in front of his cave everyday; a […]