The Nonfiction Writing Program

The Krause Series in Contemporary Nonfiction

The Krause Series in Contemporary Nonfiction is made possible by the generous support of the Kyle J. and Sharon Krause Family Foundation. Visiting writers regularly join the Nonfiction Writing Program for a week or a semester at a time. In addition to teaching workshops, seminars, and master classes, visiting writers give readings at various venues in downtown Iowa City. Readings are open to the public. 

 

 

Jorie Graham - photo by Didier Morel
Jorie Graham

Ida Beam Distinguished Visiting Professor and Pulitzer Prize-winning Poet
September tba, University of Iowa

Elliott Krause
Elliott Krause

Associate Editor at The Wall Street Journal's in-house magazine The Future of Everything
September 26th, 3:00 pm, Founders' Room (EPB 403)

Sarah Gorham - (c) Star Black
Sarah Gorham

Editor-in-Chief, Sarabande Books
September 27th, 1PM, Gerber Lounge (EPB 304)

Shawn Wen
Shawn Wen

Author of A Twenty Minute Silence Followed by Applause (Sarabande Books) and Winner of the 2018 Krause Essay Prize
September 27th, 7:30 pm, Old Capitol Senate Chamber

Prairie Lights reading, Iowa City
Iowa City Book Festival

Iowa City Book Festival (lineup to be announced)
October 1-7, 2018, Iowa City

Witching Hour
Witching Hour Festival

Witching Hour Festival (full lineup to come)
October 12-13, 2018, Iowa City

Cai Tianxin
Nonfiction Reading by International Writing Program Essayists Echeto, Tianxin, and Ganieva

Featured IWP writers: Roberto Echeto (from Venezuela), Cai Tianxin (from China), and Alisa Ganieva (from Russia)
October 17th, 7:30 pm, Becker 101

Valeria Luiselli
Valeria Luiselli

Ida Beam Distinguished Visiting Professor and author of Tell Me How It Ends: An Essay in 40 Questions
October 25th, 7:00 pm, Prairie Lights Books

Sandy Allen - photo by Rob Dubbin
Sandy Allen

NWP alum and author of A Kind of Mirraculas Paradise: A True Story about Schizophrenia 
The Examined Life Conference, October 25-27, 2018, Iowa City

 

Katrina Dodson
Katrina Dodson

Translator of The Complete Stories by Clarice Lispector, Winner of the 2016 PEN Translation Prize
November 9th, 10:00 am, Founders' Room (EPB 403)

Kisha Lewellyn Schlegel & Meghan O'Gieblyn
Kisha Lewellyn Schlegel & Meghan O'Gieblyn

Authors of the essay collections Fear Icons and Interior States
November 9th, 7:00 pm, Prairie Lights Books

Susan Steinberg
Susan Steinberg

Bedell Distinguished Visiting Professor and author of Spectacle
February 14th, 7:00 pm, Prairie Lights Books

Lyn Lenz
Lyn Lenz

Editor, The Rumpus
March 6th, 10:00 am, tbd

Monika Woods
Monika Woods

Literary Agent at Curtis Brown, Ltd.
April 1st, tbd

Mission Creek Festival
Mission Creek Festival

Mission Creek Festival (full lineup to come)
April 2-7, 2019, Iowa City

Pico Iyer
Pico Iyer

Best-Selling Travel Writer
April 18th, 7:00 pm, tbd