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Review: Sandra Allen’s ‘A Kind of Mirraculas Paradise’

Mission Creek: Sandra Allen Reading MERF, Room 2136 (375 Newton Rd, Iowa City) — Friday, April 6 at 12 p.m., Free Mission Creek Lit Walk: Sandra Allen Saint Burch (127 Iowa Av, Iowa City) — Friday, April 6 at 6 p.m., Free Sandra Allen had a fondness for her Uncle Bob, but she wasn’t sure […]

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Q&A: Jamie Quatro speaks in-depth about ‘Fire Sermon,’ faith and fascination

Prairie Lights will host author Jamie Quatro on Monday, Feb. 5 at 7 p.m. for a presentation of her novel in conversation with novelist Garth Greenwell. Quatro has quickly developed a reputation for being an author of penetrating acumen and lyrical grace. […]

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Peter Heller brings his engaging protagonist Celine to Iowa City

Celine Watkins is 68 years old, suffering from arthritis and emphysema and brokenhearted over the loss of her two sisters — one older, one younger — in quick succession. She is also a private eye, a crack shot and by turns fearsome and consoling. […]

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Opening chapter: Iowa City author Larry Baker’s ‘From a Distance’ is out Thursday

Wine and Words: A Premiere Party for ‘From A Distance’ Luxe Interiors — Thursday, Sept. 28 at 7 p.m. Iowa City author Larry Baker’s latest book, ‘From a Distance,’ is out this week from Ice Cube Press. To celebrate, a release party will be held Thursday, Sept. 28 at Luxe Interiors (920 E 2nd Ave, […]

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Just announced: Prairie Lights brings Bernie Sanders to Hancher on Aug. 31

Vermont senator and former Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is coming to Iowa City. Prairie Lights is hosting his appearance at Hancher Auditorium on Thursday night, August 31. Tickets will be available through the Hancher box office starting on July 14 at 10 a.m. […]

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Prairie Lights hosts a launch party for ‘Creekfinding,’ a true Iowa tale turned storybook

Several years ago — or, in storybook parlance, Once Upon a Time — a long-lost creek in northeast Iowa came back to life. It did so with the help of Mike Osterholm, who acted on a hint and a hunch to add the nearly-forgotten waterway into his efforts to return an old cornfield to the […]

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Writers Resist! in Iowa City, Cedar Rapids and across the country

Writers Resist! Iowa City Englert Theatre — Sunday, Jan. 15 at 2 p.m. Writers Resist! Cedar Rapids Dows Fine Arts Center — Sunday, Jan. 15 at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 15 marks what would have been the 88th birthday of minister, activist, Nobel Prize winner and renowned wordsmith Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The practice […]

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Rae Meadows to read from her ‘lovely, evocative and powerful’ novel at Prairie Lights

Rae Meadows and Dean Bakopoulos Prairie Lights Bookstore — Wednesday, Sept. 7 at 7 p.m. With deft and lyrical prose, Rae Meadows weaves a tale of love, hope and survival in her recent novel, I Will Send Rain (Henry Holt & Co.), published Aug. 9. Meadows will read from the book Wednesday, Sept. 7 at […]

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‘Iowa Review’ annual reading at Prairie Lights

Reading: ‘Iowa Review’ Prairie Lights Bookstore — Thursday, Sept. 1 at 7 p.m. The fall 2016 issue of the Iowa Review is on shelves, and the University’s beloved journal will be hosting their annual Iowa City reading at Prairie Lights tomorrow, Sept. 1 at 7 p.m. Editor Harry Stecopoulos will be hosting local artists Jenny […]

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Dog sledder and UI Nonfiction alum Blair Braverman to read at Prairie Lights

Blair Braverman Reading and Q&A Prairie Lights Bookstore — Thursday, Aug. 25 at 7 p.m. Blair Braverman, a graduate of the University of Iowa’s Nonfiction Writing Program, will be returning to Iowa City to read from her debut memoir, Welcome to the Goddamn Ice Cube: Chasing Fear and Finding Home in the Great White North […]

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Shakespeare’s First Folio to showcase at University of Iowa Main Library this fall

Shakespeare: You’ve probably heard of him. You most likely had to read his work in high school or college. You’ve doubtless seen a film, or live performance, or modern adaptation, of one of his famous plays. If I told you he was the be-all and end-all of English literature, and sent you on a wild […]

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