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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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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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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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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Don McLeese in conversation with Kyle Munson

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

Slippery Steps isn’t your typical, hell-and-back recovery memoir. I never intended to quit drinking, rarely gave it a thought. I’d spent decades as a successful and productive journalist. I was a loving husband and father. My life worked and worked well. Until it didn’t. Freedom from drinking has enriched my life in ways I’d never

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Cristalle “Psalm One” Bowen

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

“Nowhere near famous but still infamous,” Psalm One is a legend to rap nerds, scholars, and “heads,” and has gone on to work with the brightest names in rap and have her work celebrated and taught around the globe. In Her Word Is Bond, Psalm One tells her own story, from growing up in Englewood, Chicago through

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Poetry in Public Reading

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

Poetry in Public celebrates our community’s rich literary tradition and local writing talent by displaying poems by writers of all ages. Hear from some of the 2022 Selected Poets. Micah Bateman Philip Beck Keely Bloeser Alexander (Alex) Bowman Charlotte Brookins Izzy Brown Dan Campion Erin Chen Mario Duarte David Duer Ting Gao Cecile Goding Evelyn

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Johnnie Each and Debra Marquart

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

A reading by Iowa Student Poet Ambassador, Johnnie Each, and Iowa Poet Laureate Debra Marquart. This event is live and in-person, and will be streamed live at: https://www.youtube.com/thelibrarychannel

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“Iowa Intersections” interview screening

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

"Iowa Intersections," a partnership between the City of Literature and the University of Iowa's Center for Language and Culture Learning, is a community-based multilingual digital storytelling initiative. Working with partners such as Kirkwood Community College, Open Heartland, and the Congolese Association, this initiative works with recent immigrants to the area to help them tell their stories. A

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