Annual Reading: The Iowa Review
Prairie Lights Books – Aug. 28 at 7 p.m.
Iowa City’s preeminent literary journal, The Iowa Review, will celebrate 43 years of continuous publication with a reading on Aug. 28 at Prairie Lights Books (15 S. Dubuque St.).
There will be readings from several writers published in the journal, and an open reception at the Café at Prairie Lights immediately afterward.
This annual reading and celebration coincides with the release of the forthcoming fall issue. Founded in 1970, The Iowa Review has published some of the most acclaimed writers of our era from around the world, including William Carlos Williams, Ann Patchett, Samuel Beckett and Jorge Luis Borges, among many others.
This year there is even more to celebrate as the new editor, Harry Stecopoulos (pictured), takes the helm. Currently an Associate Professor of English at The University of Iowa, Stecopoulos brings over a decade of academic and literary expertise to this role.
The reading will feature several award-winning authors whose works are either forthcoming or have already been printed in the journal. Steven Flores and Kyle Minor will read fiction and Vi Khi Nao, Caryl Pagel and Julia Whicker will read poetry.