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2018 Iowa City Book Festival: Art Cullen

Recorded October 6, 2018

Art Cullen will read and discuss Storm Lake. The winner of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for editorial writing, Cullen will read from his first book, which deals with the changes that have taken place in Storm Lake and throughout rural Iowa.

The Iowa City Book Festival is organized by the Iowa City UNESCO City of Literature. Iowa City is one of just 20 Cities of Literature in the world, and the Iowa City Book Festival celebrates books and writing by leveraging the unique mix of local resources that helped to earn that designation.

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2018 International Writing Program: You Must Read This

Recorded October 5, 2018
Join the community conversation over free pizza, with Ida IWP Fall Residents Rasha Khayat (Germany), Chow Hon Fai (Hong Kong), Tehila Hakimi (Israel), and Dan Coman (Romania) discussing "You Must Read This":
Many of us carry within us a special writer or book whose work, vision, or voice has uniquely captivated us, perhaps remaining a lifelong, essential attachment. Panelists share the books and authors that have most affected them.

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2018 International Writing Program: Works in Progress

Recorded September 21, 2018

This week 2018 International Writing Program (IWP) Fall Residents Huang Chong-Kai (Taiwan), Amara Nicole Okolo (Nigeria), Takiguchi Yusho Yusho Takiguchiowa (Japan), and Yamila Bêgné (Argentina) are joined by Ida Cordelia Beam Special Guest Chris Abani to discuss “Working-in-progress:"

How does one know where to start and stop? What if no progress is being made? What is the best/worst advice you’ve ever been given about writing? Panelists may present work in an open, “in-progress” format.

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2018 International Writing Program: On the Body

Recorded September 14, 2018

This week 2018 International Writing Program (IWP) Fall Residents Haifa Abualnadi (Jordan), Jacqueline Goldberg (Venezuela), Aram Pachyan (Armenia), and Usman Ali (Pakistan) discuss "On the Body:"

Our body inevitably affects the way we navigate the world. How much power do its various aspects (such as: physical ability, gender, race) have over an artist’s work? How does a writer navigate these issues for themselves and/or their characters?

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2018 International Writing Program: World of Arts

Recorded September 07, 2018

Join the community conversation over free pizza, with IWP Fall Residents Bayasgalan BATSUURI, Faisal ODDANG, Roberto ECHETO, and Rumena BUZAROVSKA discussing "World of Arts":

Hypothesis: each era and each region has specific aspects that connect its art to its time and place. What characterizes art of today, or in a given region? What abiding, shared influences make themselves felt in contemporary work?

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2018 International Writing Program: Writing the Not-Self

Recorded August 31, 2018

Join the community conversation over free pizza, with IWP Fall Residents Gina Cole, Chandramohan Sathyanathan, Kateryna Babkina, and Eman Alyousuf discussing "Writing the Not-Self".

What, if any, is the writer's responsibility toward representing the "other" accurately? What effort in understanding, empathy, or research may be needed? Are there comparable challenges for one writing from a "marginalized" position?

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DNA Interest Group: Inclusion Improves Medical Genetics

Genetic data have revolutionized how we diagnose medical conditions; however, as more companies like 23andMe offer reports on personal health and disease it is important to recognize their limitations. One such improvement is to include more people from underrepresented populations to contribute to medical studies. Join us as we explore how human genetic diversity is vital to our understanding of the genetic basis of disease. Join graduate researcher, Anthony Lilienthal, as he discusses the inclusion of diverse populations in direct-to-consumer research studies.

The event is part of the DNA Interest Group.

Recorded on August 28, 2018 at Iowa City Public Library.

Current Issues and Politics DNA Interest Group

Cutting Your Cable

Jen Eilers from Adult Services discusses the pros and cons of cutting your cable, and what alternative options are available to replace your cable.

Recorded on August 18, 2018 at the Iowa City Public Library.

Current Issues and Politics

SRP Kids: The Hanson Family Jugglers

Can you juggle? How about ride a unicycle? Both at once? The Hanson Family can! Amazing balance stunts! Champion unicycling! World record juggling tricks! They do it all! Watch some amazing feats performed by a truly talented family!

This event is part of the 2018 Children's Summer Reading Program.

Recorded on July 26, 2018 at the Iowa City Public Library.

Children's

SRP Kids: Mad Mixture with the Grout Museum

Amy from the Grout Museum demonstrates mind shattering experiments with liquid nitrogen and much more!

This event is part of the 2018 Children's Summer Reading Program.

Recorded on July 19, 2018 at the Iowa City Public Library.

Children's