Calendar

The Nonfiction Writing Program

FALL 2019 CALENDAR

 

Week 1: August 26-31            

ACADEMIC

Monday, Aug 26: First Day of Classes

 

ACADEMIC

Tuesday, Aug 27, 7PM, EPB 403: Mandatory NWP Program Meeting

 

SOCIAL

Friday, Aug 30, 1:30PM, EPB 304 (Gerber Lounge): English Dept. "We Survived the First Week" Social Mixer

                         

Week 2: September 2-7

REST

Monday, Sept 2: Labor Day

 

AWARD

Wednesday, Sept 4, 3PM: Deadline for submissions for Houston Fellowship to Corey

 

SOCIAL

Thursday, Sept 5, 6PM, John D'Agata's Home: Annual NWP Ice Cream Social

 

MASTER CLASS

Friday, Sept 6, 10AM, Founders’ Room (EPB 403): "Responding to Disclosures," a talk by UI Title IX Coordinator Monique DiCarlo

 

READING

Friday, Sept 6, 7PM, Prairie Lights Books: Lyz Lenz in conversation with Kerry Howley

 

Week 3: September 9-14

READING

Thursday, Sept 12, 6PM, Prairie Lights Books: T Kira Madden

Reception at Prairie Lights Cafe

 

MASTER CLASS

Friday, Sept 13, 10AM, EPB 403: A Master Class by T Kira Madden

            

Week 4: September 16-21

READING

Thursday, Sept 19, 7PM, Prairie Lights Books: T. Fleischmann

Reception at Prairie Lights Cafe

 

MASTER CLASS

Friday, Sept 19, 10AM, EPB 403: A Master Class by T. Fleischmann

            

AWARD

Friday, Sept 20, 3PM: Deadline for Herodotus Award proposals to Corey

 

Week 5: September 23-28

OUTREACH

Friday, Sept 27, 3PM: Deadline for Outreach Master Class proposals to Corey

         

Week 6: September 30-October 5

READING/COMMUNITY

Tues-Sun, Oct 1-6: Iowa City Book Festival with various visiting writers, including Melissa Febos

 

TALK

Thursday, Oct 3, 5:15PM, Shambaugh Auditorium, UI Main Library: James Geary, Ida Cordelia Beam Distinguished Visiting Professor: "Five Ways to Be Witty"

 

READING

Thursday, Oct 3, 5:30PM, Callaghan Auditorium (N110), College of Public Health Building: Carl Klaus, Founder of the NWP, and author of Coming of Age: An Octogenarian's Chronicle

 

TALK

Friday, Oct 4, 5:00PM, EPB 304 (Gerber Lounge): James Geary, Ida Cordelia Beam Distinguished Visiting Professor: "Hearing - and Writing - Voices"

 

Week 7: October 7-12

READING

Friday, Oct 11, 7PM, Prairie Lights Books: Susan Steinberg, Former Bedell Distinguished Visiting Professor

Reception at Prairie Lights Cafe

 

SOCIAL

Saturday, Oct 12, 6PM tbd: NWP Haunted Corn Maze Adventure

       

Week 8: October 14-19

 

Week 9: October 21-26

READING

Thursday, Oct 24, 7PM, Prairie Lights Books: Professor Emeritus David Hamilton

Reception at Prairie Lights Cafe

 

Week 10: October 28-November 2

READING/RECEPTION

Wed, Oct 30, 7:30PM (doors open at 7PM), UI Old Capitol Senate Chamber: Barbara Ehrenreich, author of Natural Causes, winner of the 2019 Krause Essay Prize

 

AWARD

Fri, Nov 1, 3PM: Deadline for Englert Nonfiction Fellowship proposals to Corey

 

READING/COMMUNITY

Fri-Sat, Nov 1-2: Witching Hour Festival with various visiting writers, including Kerry Howley 

 

OUTREACH

Sat, Nov 2, 10AM-6PM, EPB 403: NWP Outreach Master Classes

 

Week 11: November 4-9

         

  

Week 12: November 11-16

PROFESSIONAL

Thursday, Nov 14, times tbd, EPB 403: Manuscript consultations with Erin Harris and Katherine Latshaw, Literary Agents at Folio Literary Agency

 

READING

Thursday, Nov 14, 7PM, Prairie Lights Books: Andre Perry

Reception at Prairie Lights Cafe

 

MASTER CLASS

Friday, Nov 15, tbd, EPB 304 (Gerber): A Q&A with Erin Harris and Katherine Latshaw, Literary Agents at Folio Literary Agency

 

SOCIAL

Saturday, Nov 16, 1PM, Colonial Lanes, Iowa City: NWP Bowling Tournament

 

Week 13: November 18-23

AWARD

Monday, Nov 18: Deadline for submissions for Magdalena Award to Corey

 

Week 14: November 25-30

REST

Thanksgiving Week

                         

Week 15: December 2-7

SOCIAL

Thursday, Dec 5, 7PM, Bonnie Sunstein's Home: Annual Non-Denominational Holiday Party

 

READING

Friday, Dec 6, 7PM, Prairie Lights Books: M. Randal O'Wain

Reception at Prairie Lights Cafe

 

Week 16: December 9-14

ACADEMIC

Friday, Dec 13: Close of classes

 

Week 17: December 16-21

ACADEMIC

Final exam week for the university