Review: Author Garth Greenwell parsed the contradictions of desire with Writers’ Workshop colleague Novuyo Rosa Tshuma at Prairie Lights

On Monday, Jan. 27, Novuyo Rosa Tshuma joined Garth Greenwell at Prairie Lights Books to talk about Cleanness, his newest book of fiction. Graceful as it is reckless, brutal and vulnerable, dazzling and heavy with pain, Cleanness proves amidst the true hideousness of a subject lies magnificence, loneliness and the ultimate desire to be loved. […]

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‘We need a moral and spiritual awakening in this country’: Marianne Williamson brings her 2020 presidential campaign to Prairie Lights

Marianne Williamson isn’t a traditional political candidate, but like a veteran politician, she began her campaign event at Prairie Lights Bookstore on Saturday with a joke. “I know there are about 1,736 people who’ll be running for the Democratic nomination, and I’m just honored to be one of them,” Williamson said. But then she added, […]

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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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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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