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Write at the Stanley

September 24, 2023 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Join us monthly to generate new creative writing inspired by works in the Stanley collection. Each session will be led by a different talented writer from our area, who will be offering a new prompt and a new approach to ekphrastic writing (writing inspired by visual art). Bring your own notebook and pencil or computer and leave with the beginning of a newly written piece. Co-sponsored by Iowa City Poetry. Writers in all genres are welcome.

Write at the Stanley meets every fourth Sunday of the month.

January 22: David Duer

Born in Akron, Ohio, David Duer recently retired from teaching English language arts at Cedar Rapids Washington High School. He’s now a volunteer art docent at both the Stanley Museum of Art and the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art. His work has been published in Ascent, English Journal, Exquisite Corpse, Little Village, Poetry, and elsewhereA chapbook of his poetry, To Bread, was published by Coffee House Press.

February 26: DK Nnuro  

DK Nnuro is a Ghanaian-born writer and is a graduate of Johns Hopkins and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. He has taught novel writing at the University of Iowa and is currently curator of special projects at the University of Iowa Stanley Museum of Art. He lives in Iowa City, Iowa. His debut novel, What Napoleon Could Not Do, will be published on Feb. 7th, 2023, by Riverhead/Penguin Random House.

March 26: Jennifer Colville

Jennifer Colville is the director of PorchLight, a community literary salon in Iowa City, and is the founder of Prompt Press, a project connecting visual artists, book artists and writers. She speaks and leads creative writing workshops on “The Inventive Feminist Voice,” and the intersection of writing and visual art. Elegies for Uncanny Girls, a collection of short stories, was published in 2017 by Indiana University Press. Jennifer is a 2023 Iowa Artist Fellow.

April 23: Lenore Maybaum

Lenore Maybaum earned her Ph.D. in Language, Literacy, and Culture at University of Iowa with a focus on language acquisition, critical theory, and cultural studies. Her interests include French New Wave, film studies, the American novel, writing center theory and pedagogy, and Greek tragedy. She directs the Iowa City campus Writing Center and teaches Elements of Writing and Forms of Fiction: American Dreams. Her most recent publication can be found in New Maternalisms; tales of Motherwork, an essay exploring creative and maternal caregiving practices.

May 28: Lisa Roberts

Lisa Roberts has taught literature and writing at universities in Hong Kong, Virginia, Las Vegas, and Nebraska. After moving to Iowa, she worked as Assistant Director of the Iowa Youth Writing Project. Today she is the director of Iowa City Poetry, a community arts organization sharing literary resources with writers of all ages, incomes, and identities. Her poems have appeared in Plainsongs, The Untidy Season, and Little Village. She has performed spoken word poems at a variety of shows, including Was the Word, Voicebox, The Hook, and Poetry in Motion.


September 24, 2023
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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