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Lena Dunham is coming to Iowa City

Girls Girls Girls

Prairie Lights announced today that Lena Dunham of HBO’s Girls will visit the Englert Theatre on October 7 at 7 p.m. in support of her new memoir, Not That Kind of Girl. The actress, whose show has brought no shortage of controversy to Iowa City, will take part in a dialogue with novelist Curtis Sittenfeld. […]

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Long live pie: Prairie Lights welcomes Kate Lebo this Friday

Common Place Book of Pie

Have you ever considered what pie best represents you? Are you the tart, but sweet combination of strawberry and rhubarb? Are you the whipped whites or the zest of a Lemon Merengue? And if you can claim a pie as your own, what does that say about you as a person? Does strawberry rhubarb reflect your search for daily balance? Or do you embrace the simple delicacy of Apple Pie? […]

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Simon Van Booy reading Sunday at Prairie Lights

Van Booy

Let the swooning commence. Literary heartthrob Simon Van Booy is set to yet again grace the podium of Prairie Lights, this time to read from his new novel The Illusion of Separateness. Van Booy is the Frank O’Connor Prize-winning author of the short story collection Love Begins in Winter and his widely-heralded debut, The Secret Lives of People in Love. […]

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