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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.

Darius Stewart, poet and nonfiction writer
Darius Stewart in Conversation with Katie Berta

Darius Stewart, NWP alum and author of Intimacies in Borrowed Light: Poems

Katie Berta, poet and Managing Editor of The Iowa Review, will join Darius in conversation.

August 31st, 7:00 pm, Prairie Lights Books


Tom Montgomery Fate, writer
Tom Montgomery Fate

Tom Montgomery Fate, NWP alum and author of The Long Way Home: Detours and Discoveries

September 20th, 7:00 pm, Prairie Lights Books

Iowa City Book Festival - a reading at Prairie Lights
Iowa City Book Festival

2022 Iowa City Book Festival

September 28th - October 13th in venues throughout Iowa City


Joey McGarvey
Joey McGarvey

Joey McGarvey, Senior Editor at Milkweed Editions

October 13th - 14th: Consultations with NWP MFA Students

October 14th, 12 pm, EPB 304: Q&A for Graduate and Undergraduate Writers

Writer Juliet Patterson
Juliet Patterson

Juliet Patterson, author of Sinkhole: A Legacy of Suicide (Milkweed Editions)

November 2nd, 7:00 pm, Prairie Lights Books

Ander Monson, author and professor
Ander Monson

Ander Monson, author of Predator (Graywolf Press), Professor at the University of Arizona, and editor of DIAGRAM

November 3rd, 6:30pm screening, followed by reading, at FilmScene (Chauncey)

Writer Drew Bratcher
Drew Bratcher

Drew Bratcher, NWP alum and author of Bub: Essays from Just North of Nashville

December 1st, 7:00 pm, Prairie Lights Books

Krause Essay Prize ceremony 2019. Photo by John D'Agata
2022 Krause Essay Prize Ceremony

A ceremony celebrating the 2022 Krause Essay Prize Winner - to be announced!

Spring 2023, date and time tbd, Nonfiction Writing Program Building on UI campus

Jordan Kisner, photo by Ebru Yildiz
Jordan Kisner

Bedell Distinguished Visiting Professor Jordan Kisner, author of Thin Places: Essays from In Between

Spring 2023, date and location tbd

Kerry Howley, photo by Jordan Geiger
Kerry Howley

Kerry Howley, NWP alum, former NWP professor, and author of Bottoms Up and the Devil Laughs: A Journey Through the Deep State

In conversation with Rachel Yoder, NWP alum and author of Nightbitch

April 2, 2023, time tbd, Prairie Lights Books


Raquel Gutierrez - photo by L F Guizar
Raquel Gutierrez

Raquel Gutierrez, author of Brown Neon

April 6, 2023, 7:00 pm, Prairie Lights Books

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