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Iowa City Book Festival

2021 International Writing Program (IWP) Panel: Reality Hunger | Iowa City Book Festival 2021

Join International Writing Program (IWP) writers-in-residence and members of the public in person or online (livestreamed at bit.ly/fallresicpl) for an Iowa City Book Festival (Oct. 18-25:...

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Chuy Renteria | Iowa City Book Festival 2021

Chuy Renteria will discuss his debut book, We Heard It When We Were Young. In this book from University of Iowa Press, Renteria tells the story of a young boy, first-generation Mexican American,...

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Kristy Nabhan-Warren | Iowa City Book Festival 2021

Kristy Nabhan-Warren will discuss her latest book, Meatpacking America: How Migration, Work, and Faith Unite and Divide the Heartland.

Kristy Nabhan-Warren, the V. O. and Elizabeth Kahl...

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Gregory Galloway | Iowa City Book Festival 2021

Award-winning Iowa Writers' Workshop graduate Gregory Galloway will read from and discuss his third novel, Just Thieves, a classic noir that follows recovering addicts and accomplished house...

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Habib Tengour & Pierre Joris | Iowa City Book Festival 2021

The Book Festival partners with the University of Iowa’s International Writing Program for an event with poets and translators Habib Tengour and Pierre Joris.

Fall 2021 IWP participant...

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Mark Rahe & Julie Hanson | Iowa City Book Festival 2021

A joint poetry reading by these Iowa Writers’ Workshop graduates. Hanson is the author of Unbeknownst, an Iowa Poetry Prize winner, and the new The Audible and the Evident. Rahe’s latest...

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The Writers' Rooms: Writers Helping Writers | Iowa City Book Festival 2021

The Writers' Rooms is a non-profit corporation that focuses on the ideology of writers helping writers. Join Director Erin Casey to learn about our literary organization, our goals, and how...

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The Terrain of No Words - An Elegy for Refugees: A Reading of Bejan Matur’s Sea of Fate | Iowa City Book Festival 2019

The world renowned Turkish poet Bejan Matur wrote her Sea of Fate in 2009, in the span of a three-week long “near-trance,” an almost mystical outpouring of words and lines. The poem cycle is a...

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Josh Gondelman and Lyz Lenz | Iowa City Book Festival 2019

Josh Gondelman is a comedian and a writer/producer for “Desus & Mero” on Showtime. Previously, he earned two Peabody Awards and three Emmys for his work on “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver...

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Kassandra Montag | Iowa City Book Festival 2019

A little more than a century from now, the world has been utterly transformed. After years of slowly overtaking the continent, starting with the great coastal cities, rising floodwaters have left...

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