A Hub, a Network, an Archive: 55 Years of International Writers in Iowa City

University of Iowa Main Library Gallery 125 W Washington St, Iowa City, IA

This exhibit, which is open August 22 – December 16, 2022, celebrates the 55th anniversary of the International Writing Program (IWP) at the University of Iowa. This program has brought close to 1,600 writers from more than 150 countries to the UI since 1967, and this exhibition tells the story of the IWP’s genesis, its role in

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International Writing Program: Panel Discussion

Iowa City Public Library mtg. room A 123 S. Linn St., Iowa City, IA

The International Writing Program (IWP) is a unique conduit for the world’s literatures, connecting well-established writers from around the globe, bringing international literature into classrooms, introducing American writers to other cultures through reading tours, and serving as a clearinghouse for literary news and a wealth of archival and pedagogical materials. Since 1967, over fifteen hundred

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Anna Barker: Teaching classics on Facebook, Les Misérables at 160

Iowa City Public Library mtg. room A 123 S. Linn St., Iowa City, IA

Project Guttenberg, Audible, Facebook, and Zoom in the Afterlife of The Decameron, Paradise Lost, War and Peace, Brothers Karamazov, and Les Misérables. A session with Professor Anna Barker. This event is live and in-person, and will be streamed live at: https://www.youtube.com/thelibrarychannel  

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Curtis Bauer and María Sánchez

Iowa City Public Library mtg. room A 123 S. Linn St., Iowa City, IA

Curtis Bauer and María Sánchez will discuss Sánchez's new memoir, Land of Women. Sánchez, who will appear via Zoom, is a third-generation Spanish veterinarian whose memoir looks at how we view women and rural life. Iowa native Bauer translated the book into English. He appears in partnership with the UI MFA in Literary Translation program. 

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Alex Kotlowitz

Pappajohn Business Building 21 East Market Street, Iowa City, IA

One Community, One Book Author Keynote with Alex Kotlowski The UI Center for Human Rights 2022 One Community, One Book selection is An American Summer: Love and Death in Chicago by best-selling author, journalist, and documentary filmmaker Alex Kotlowitz. This is a captivating collection of stories that will transform the way readers think about gun violence in

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Victor Ray

Iowa City Public Library mtg. room A 123 S. Linn St., Iowa City, IA

From renowned scholar Dr. Victor Ray, On Critical Race Theory explains the centrality of race in American history and politics, and how the often mischaracterized intellectual movement became a political necessity. Ray draws upon the radical thinking of giants such as Ida B. Wells, W.E.B. Du Bois, and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., to clearly trace the foundations

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Book Fair

MERGE 136 S Dubuque St, Iowa City, IA

508 Press Europa Editions Ice Cube Press Iowa City Poetry Magid Center for Undergraduate Writing Midwest Writing Center North American Review Porch Light Literary Arts Centre PromptPress Public Space One The Iowa Review The Writers' Rooms University of Iowa Press Usborne Books & More  

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Sarah Kendzior

Iowa City Public Library mtg. room A 123 S. Linn St., Iowa City, IA

In They Knew, New York Times bestselling author Sarah Kendzior explores the United States’ “culture of conspiracy,” putting forth a timely and unflinching argument: uncritical faith in broken institutions is as dangerous as false narratives peddled by propagandists. Conspiracy theories are on the rise because officials refuse to enforce accountability for real conspiracies. They Knew discusses

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John Koethe

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

A rich, meditative new collection of poetry from John Koethe, the "necessary and great poet" (Hyperallergic). "It’s presumptuous, but if you’re reading this you Probably know my usual obsessions and preoccupations: The “world”—both the word and what it stands for—and time, Which is or isn’t real, depending on my mood. I’ve always Hated poems about

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Elizabeth Crane

Iowa City Public Library mtg. room A 123 S. Linn St., Iowa City, IA

One minute Elizabeth Crane and her husband of fifteen years are fixing up their old house in Upstate New York, finally setting down roots after stints in Chicago, Texas, and Brooklyn, when his unexpected admission—I’m not happy—changes everything. Suddenly she finds herself separated and in couples therapy, living in an apartment in the city with

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Jennifer L. Knox

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

The poems in Jennifer Knox’s darkly imaginative collection, Crushing It, unearth epiphanies in an unbounded landscape of forms, voices and subjects―from history to true crime to epidemiology―while exploring our tenuous connections and disconnections. From Merle Haggard lifting his head from a pile of cocaine to absurdist romps through an apocalypse where mushrooms learn to sing, this versatile

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Curator Guided Tour of A Hub, a Network, an Archive 55 Years of International Writers in Iowa City

University of Iowa Main Library Gallery 125 W Washington St, Iowa City, IA

This exhibit, which is open August 22 – December 16, 2022, celebrates the 55th anniversary of the International Writing Program (IWP) at the University of Iowa. This program has brought close to 1,600 writers from more than 150 countries to the UI since 1967, and this exhibition tells the story of the IWP’s genesis, its role in cultural diplomacy,