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Raising Anti-Racist White Kids: A Conversation for All of Us

Difficult conundrums exist when it comes to raising white children in a society that is one of the most racially diverse in the world, while also being full of racial inequity and injustice....

Current Issues and Politics

International Authors: Images of America

Join us for an open panel in which any and all writers will have a chance to offer brief personal comments about their time in Iowa.

The International Authors series provides an opportunity...

Books and Writing International Writing Program

Obermann Conversations: Domestic Stories

How have relationships between domestic workers and employees changed over time, including around issues of race and gender? What are issues of pay injustice that have been true in the past and...

Arts, Music, and Hobbies Obermman Conversations

The Berlin Wall: Then and Now

A panel discussion on the Berlin Wall and its legacy thirty years after its fall on November 9, 1989.

Cosponsored by the UI Dept of German and the Iowa City Public Library

Arts, Music, and Hobbies

All Bodies Belong: Positive Acceptance of Our Physical Selves | Witching Hour 2019

Many of us live in a primarily mental world where we dissociate from or leave our bodies regularly. Research shows that we have complicated, often negative relationships with our physical selves...

Arts, Music, and Hobbies Witching Hour

Creative Tools for the Apocalypse | Witching Hour 2019

It’s hard to predict where we are going in this world. Moral bankruptcy is celebrated and our lives, relationships, and jobs are being impacted. The winds of change are blowing and some would say...

Arts, Music, and Hobbies Witching Hour

Drag Storytime & Costume Ball 2019

Halloween is upon us and it's time to show off this year's dress-up lewks! Join us for a special Halloween-themed Drag Storytime with some of Iowa City's finest drags queens and...

Children's

International Authors: On the Road

Tell us about how inspiration, travel-induced anxiety, or memories made on-the-go influence your writing. What persona emerges as your daily routines disappear? And, how does this inform you as a...

Books and Writing International Writing Program

International Authors: Writing the Not-Self

Writers often create characters different from themselves in one way or another. When such a character “belongs” to a distinct, recognizable group—perhaps a minority—challenges may arise. What—if...

Books and Writing International Writing Program

Author Event: Markus Zusak

Markus Zusak, author of "The Book Thief" and "The Messenger," will read from his recent novel, "Bridge of Clay."

An unforgettable and sweeping family saga,...

Books and Writing