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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Authors Anna Noyes and Brian Booker return to Iowa


Anna Noyes and Brian Booker Prairie Lights Bookstore — Saturday, June 14 at 7 p.m. Iowa Writers’ Workshop graduates and rookie authors Anna Noyes and Brian Booker will be sharing the stage tonight at 7 p.m. at Prairie Lights Bookstore. Noyes will read from her collection Goodnight, Beautiful Women (Grove 2016) and Booker will share […]

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Anaïs Duplan and Louis Chude-Sokei share the stage for Live from Prairie Lights

Anaïs Duplan and Louis Chude-Sokei Prairie Lights Bookstore — Thursday, May 19 at 7 p.m. The Center for Afrofuturist Studies (CAS) is in the midst of welcoming its second artist-in-residence this week. The peak of this introduction comes Thursday, May 19 at Prairie Lights Bookstore, when the center’s founder and director, Anaïs Duplan, is joined […]

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Interview: Joe Hill talks word economy, AC/DC and coloring books

Joe Hill

Joe Hill Coralville Public Library — Sunday, May 22 at 5 p.m. Since he emerged onto the literary scene — careful to maintain his secret identity at the outset as a horror/fantasy legacy — Joe Hill (born Joseph Hillstrom King) has been building his reputation as one of the keenest voices in horror. He spins […]

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Freaky, Raw and Open: Rebecca Wolff to read at Prairie Lights with Emily Hunt and Christian Schlegel

Live From Prairie Lights: Rebecca Wolff, Emily Hunt & Christian Schlegel Prairie Lights Bookstore — Wednesday, Sep. 30 at 7 p.m. New York City is considered — or at least considers itself — the epicenter of culture. As a native Manhattanite, however, poet and novelist Rebecca Wolff felt an early onset of asphyxiation in the […]

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Interview: Iranian novelist-in-exile Shahriar Mandanipour on love, censorship and wearing religiosity like a hijab

Shahriar Mandanipour Prairie Lights Bookstore — Monday, Sep. 14 at 7 p.m. Iranian novelist-in-exile Shahriar Mandanipour published Censoring an Iranian Love Story in 2009, while a writer-in-residence at Boston College. The book, his first full-length work to be published in English, is strikingly layered; a metafictional novel set in contemporary Iran whose chief protagonists are […]

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