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Weekender, Nov. 5: An open poetry workshop, the unveiling of Jordan Weber’s public art exhibit and more to do this weekend






The Weekender

The editor’s pick of this weekend’s can’t-miss virtual events from local artists and venues!




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The Writers’ Rooms I.O.W.A.

Nov 5 – 12:00pm (CST)

Area bookstores showcase their programs and offerings in the days leading up to The Writers’ Rooms I.O.W.A. author readings.


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Jordan Weber Exhibit Unveiling

Nov 5 – 5:30pm

CSPS, in partnership with The National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library and the African American Museum of Iowa, will welcome a new piece of public art by Jordan Weber to Cedar Rapids.


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Visiting Writer Series

Nov 5 – 7:00pm (CST)

English Professor Emerita Carol Tyx will share from her latest poetry collection, “Remaking Achilles: Slicing into Angola’s History.”


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No Touching Sessions ep22 // Lucky Man

Nov 5 – 8:00pm

A crowdless concert series recorded in an empty venue at Gabe’s Iowa City presented by Threshold Apprehension Sound.
Live board mix, no multi-tracking, no edits.


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The Writers’ Rooms I.O.W.A.

Nov 6 – 12:00pm (CST)

Area bookstores showcase their programs and offerings in the days leading up to The Writers’ Rooms I.O.W.A. author readings.


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Magda Montiel Davis

Nov 6 – 7:00pm

Prairie Lights, the University of Iowa Press & the Nonfiction Writing Program present Magda Montiel Davis to celebrate the release of her book, “Kissing Fidel.” Free; registration required.


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Out the Box: ‘In the Southern Breeze’

Nov 6 – 8:00pm

Mirrorbox Theatre presents Mansa Ra’s “In the Southern Breeze,” dir. Britny Horton. Free; registration required; donations accepted.


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The Writers’ Rooms I.O.W.A.

Nov 7 – 10:00am (CST)

More than 20 Iowa-based and Iowa-connected authors will read from their work, give presentations, and participate in panel discussions on topics of interest to readers and writers.


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John Robert Allman Author Meet & Greet w/ Nolte Academy

Nov 7 – 10:30am

The author of “Boys Dance!” and “B is for Ballet” will be available virtually, courtesy of Sidekick Coffee & Books, with a performance by Nolte Academy.


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Iowa City Poetry presents: The Power of “I”: Writing from Experience

Nov 7 – 12:30pm

The coffee pot in the morning, the conversations with friends, the show you have been shamelessly binge watching. How do we translate that to the page? A 3-week workshop with Micky Bayonne.


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Saturdays at the Stanley: Frenemies — Jackson Pollock & Willem de Kooning

Nov 7 – 2:00pm (CST)

Saturdays at the Stanley brings the museum’s collection to you in a casual, fun, and interactive atmosphere.


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Immigrant Foodways: Czech Open-faced Sandwiches

Nov 7 – 2:30pm

Enjoy a premier cooking class online with Chef Tom Slepicka from the comfort of your home. Traditional Czech open-faced sandwiches are not just very delicious, but also very pretty and very rare.


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The Writers’ Rooms I.O.W.A.

Nov 8 – 10:00am (CST)

More than 20 Iowa-based and Iowa-connected authors will read from their work, give presentations, and participate in panel discussions on topics of interest to readers and writers.


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Get It Done: Working with Hancher in Spring 2021

Nov 9 – 12:30pm (CST)

Hancher’s programming and education staff will give a snapshot of events currently in the making and brainstorm ways to use these events in the classroom.


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Thomas Jefferson’s Paradoxical Relationship with Enslaved and Free Blacks, and the Colonization Movement

Nov 9 – 12:30pm

Professor Sherri Burr presents this talk for the University of Iowa Center for Human Rights, in collaboration with the UI College of Public Health and College of Law.


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Addressing Racial Health Disparities In America: Patrice Harris

Nov 9 – 7:00pm

The University of Iowa Lecture Series presents Patrice Harris, first African-American woman to hold the position of president of the American Medical Association.


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