Archive for the ‘Readings’ Category

Community Reading of Martin Luther King’s Controversial “A Time To Break Silence” Speech

April 4 marks fifty years since Martin Luther King delivered the most controversial speech in his career, “Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence.”  Veterans For Peace Chapter #161 is sponsoring a community serial reading of that speech, to be held near the fountain in the Iowa City Ped Mall.  It will begin at 11:30 […]

Mission Creek literary events

The eighth annual Mission Creek Festival has announced its full slate of literary events alongside the full lineup of musicians and artists performing from April 2nd to 7th, 2013.  This year, the literary lineup includes more than eighteen events, a small press and literary magazine book fair, two writers-in-residence, a lit crawl, poetry rock show, […]

Bulgarian author Zachary Karabashliev to read April 1

Zachary Karabashliev, a Bulgarian-born fiction writer and playwright who lives in San Diego, will read from his debut novel, 18% Gray, on April 1 at Prairie Lights Books in Iowa City. The book, written in his native language, was published in 2008 in Bulgaria and soon became a national bestseller. Moreover, Bulgarians voted it as […]

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, […]

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 […]