Cornelia Mutel Tending Iowa’s Land Anthology Reading

Prairie Lights Bookstore

Prairie Lights Bookstore Ecologist Cornelia Mutel will talk about her latest book, Tending Iowa’s Land: Pathways to a Sustainable Future. She will be joined by contributors Jerry Schnoor, Charles Stanier, and Francis Thicke. “As a lifelong Iowan, this tapestry of science, history, and personal stories moved me to think about our changing climate and my own actions....

Aron Aji

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Prairie Lights Director of Translation Programs Aron Aji will read from his new translation of The Wounded Age and and Eastern Tales, by Ferit Edgü, published by New York Review of Books. “A stark and ferocious love letter to a forgotten people, in a gorgeous translation that is utterly true to the wounded dreamscapes of the...

DK Nnuro in conversation with Dr. Tameka Cage Conley

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Prairie Lights Please join us for a reading and conversation of the much-anticipated debut novel by DK Nnuro, What Napoleon Could Not Do. “DK Nnuro’s striking first novel offers its readers a highly nuanced portrait of how the shadow of American hegemony shapes the lives of two Ghanian siblings, one who immigrates and one who doesn’t. In...

Joe Sacco and MariNaomi Signing

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Prairie Lights Please join us at 4:30 at Prairie Lights with graphic novelists Joe Sacco and MariNaomi, who will meet fans and sign copies of their books in a special event sponsored by the University of Iowa Obermann Center as part of the Racial Reckoning Through Comics Mellon-Sawyer Seminar! All are welcome! Joe Sacco is a Maltese-American comic artist known for Palestine (1993), Safe...

DJ Savarese

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Prairie Lights Please join us with David James “D.J.” Savarese, who will read from his new book of poetry, Swoon. “D.J. Savarese is a young poet of exhilarating originality, who writes with a clarity of mind and spirit that is remarkable for a poet of any age. The poems in Swoon span vast personal and imaginative distances—from searing...

Erika Meitner & Caryl Pagel

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Prairie Lights Please join us for a special event co-sponsored by the Magid Writing Center at the University of Iowa with poets Erika Meitner and Caryl Pagel! Erika Meitner will read from Useful Junk.  “Erika Meitner’s Useful Junk is composed of poems that are tragicomic-erotic-nostalgic with a twist of existential dread and a cherry of wit on top....

Cynthia Ukah

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Prairie Lights Iowa City author Cynthia Ukah will read from her memoir, A Marriage Made in Heaven.   "A Marriage Made in Heaven is the story of the powerful love between an extraordinary man and woman from vastly different worlds... Cynthia writes with emotional honesty, powerful self-awareness, and engaging humor...This inspiring book is for all of us,...

Mary Beth Sartor Obermeyer

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Prairie Lights Please join us for a special Sunday afternoon event at 2pm with Mary Beth Sartor Obermeyer, who will read from her new book, When Winter Came: A Country Doctor's Journey to Fight the Flu Pandemic of 1918.  Mary Beth is the grand-daughter of Dr. Pierre Sartor, a country doctor who traveled for miles across...