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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.

Rachel Greenwald Smith, photo by Virginia Harold
Rachel Greenwald Smith and Lisa Wells

Rachel Greenwald Smith, author of On Compromise: Art, Politics, and the Fate of an American Ideal, in conversation with Lisa Wells, author of Believers: Making a Life at the End of the World

September 14th, 7:00 pm, Prairie Lights Books (ONLINE)

Register for a Zoom link here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_b9vlHzKzRjuGi9ACeDyEjg

Wyatt Williams, photo by Andrew Thomas Lee
Wyatt Williams in Conversation with Cathryn Klusmeier

Wyatt Williams, NWP student and author of the debut essay collection Springer Mountain: Meditations on Killing and Eating

Joined in conversation with NWP student Cathryn Klusmeier

October 5th, 7:00 pm, Prairie Lights Books (ONLINE)

Register for Zoom link here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_VfTweqe3RoeGhin6bBvyPQ

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

2021 Iowa City Book Festival

October 18th-24th in venues throughout Iowa City

SCHEDULE

Editor Jean Garnett
Editors Jean Garnett and Callie Garnett

Editors Jean Garnett (Little, Brown) and Callie Garnett (Bloomsbury Publishing) in Conversation

October 26th, 7:00 pm, via ZOOM 

Join Zoom Meeting: https://uiowa.zoom.us/j/95000305717?pwd=eks4dDB2Q21GRzM0clA2QnNROEp5Zz09

Amu Butcher
Amy Butcher in Conversation with Melissa Febos

Amy Butcher, NWP alum and author of Mothertrucker, in conversation with NWP professor Melissa Febos, author of Girlhood

November 2nd, 7:00 pm, Prairie Lights Books (ONLINE)

Wesley Morris
2021 Krause Essay Prize Ceremony Celebrating Wesley Morris

A ceremony celebrating the 2021 Krause Essay Prize Winner Wesley Morris, author of "My Mustache, My Self"

November 30th, 7:00 pm, via ZOOM

Register for the online event here: https://uiowa.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_5ChiLMFUSL6DaENGZw8UTQ

Literary Agent Ethan Bassoff
Ethan Bassoff

Ethan Bassoff, Senior Agent at The Ross Yoon Agency

February 4th, 12:00 pm, via ZOOM 

Bela Shayevich
Bela Shayevich

Bela Shayevich, translator of Yevgeny Zamyatin's WE and current NWP student, in conversation with NWP Director Brooks Landon

February 23rd, 2022, 7:00 pm, Prairie Lights Books (ONLINE)

Elissa Washuta
Elissa Washuta in Conversation with Melissa Febos

Elissa Washuta, author of White Magic, in conversation with NWP professor Melissa Febos, author of Girlhood

March 22nd, 2022, 7:00 pm, Prairie Lights Books (ONLINE)