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Mary Louise Parker to perform debut book with IC actor Tim Budd

Mary Louise Parker The Englert Theatre — Sunday, Nov. 15 at 7 p.m. Prairie Lights Bookstore will bring actress Mary Louise Parker (Weeds, Fried Green Tomatoes) to the Englert Theatre to read from her first book, Dear Mr. You on Nov. 15. Dear Mr. You is a semi-fictional collection of letters to men — real […]

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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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The Task of the Translator: Aviya Kushner to read from ‘The Grammar of God’ at Prairie Lights

It’s hard to care about a single vowel. If I changed an “ah” to an “eh,” it’s a typo, a slip of the tongue that only two people would care to notice: a copy editor, who must care, and Aviya Kushner, who’s always been deeply attuned to the power of sound. […]

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Drew Barrymore to visit Iowa City, read from forthcoming memoir

Drew Barrymore reads from ‘Wildflower’ First United Methodist Church — Thursday, Oct. 29 at 7 p.m. Drew Barrymore, E.T. actress and author of the drug-drenched teeny-bopper autobiography Little Girl Lost, will read from her new memoir, Wildflower, in Iowa City. Hosted by Prairie Lights Bookstore and moderated by Iowa Public Radio‚Äôs Charity Neebbe, the event […]

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