In a Time of Witness Launch Party

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In a Time of Witness Launch Party

September 23, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Join the Stanley to celebrate the publication of its groundbreaking catalog, In a Time of Witness. The museum will be open until 8 p.m. The event will be accompanied by live music from Jamshid Jam along with light appetizers and refreshments to toast this spectacular accomplishment.

Beyond a traditional museum exhibition catalog, this unprecedented interdisciplinary project features 31 writers—alumni of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, International Writing Program, and Literary Translation Program—who contributed original literary responses to artworks they chose from the Stanley’s permanent collection. These writers are among the most celebrated of our time, including former U.S. poet laureates Rita Dove (1977MFA, 2022LHD), Joy Harjo (1978MFA), and Juan Felipe Herrera (1990MFA); and groundbreaking fiction writers like Adam Haslett (1999MFA), Carmen Maria Machado (2012MFA), and Yiyun Li (2000MS, 2005MFA). Iowa Writers’ Workshop professor emerita Marilynne Robinson (2017LHD) writes the foreword. In a Time of Witness will be distributed by University of Iowa Press. Pre-order your copy now.


September 23, 2023
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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Iowa City, IA 52242 United States
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