The Nonfiction Writing Program

Visiting Writers Series

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. 

Susan Futrell
Susan Futrell

NWP Alumna and Author of Good Apples (University of Iowa Press)
September 12th, 7:00 pm, Prairie Lights Books

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Tobias Wolff

Recipient of the National Medal of Arts
September 14th, 5:30 pm Art Building West
 

Brendan Wolfe
Brendan Wolfe

Author of Mr. Jefferson’s Telescope & Finding Bix
September 18th, 7:00 pm, Prairie Lights Books

David Wallace‑Wells
David Wallace‑Wells

Senior Editor at New York Magazine
September 21st, 3:30-4:30 pm, Gerber Lounge - 304 EPB

Kiese Laymon
Kiese Laymon

Bedell Distinguished Visiting Writer
October 12th, 7:00 pm, Shambaugh Auditorium

John Richardson
John Richardson

Ida Beam Distinguished Visiting Professor
November 6th, 7:00 pm, Adler E105

Jeff Porter
Jeff Porter

Author of Lost Sound & Understanding the Essay
November 29th, 7:00 pm, Prairie Lights Books

Durga Chew‑Bose, photo by Carrie Cheek
Durga Chew‑Bose

Author of Too Much and Not the Mood
February 8th, 7:00 pm, Prairie Lights Books

Patricia Foster
Patricia Foster

Winner of the Clarence Cason Award for Nonfiction
February 28th, 7:00 pm, Prairie Lights Books

Alex Jacobs
Alex Jacobs

Agent at Cheney Literary
Q&A with Writing Students, March 27th, 1-2 pm, Founder's Room (EPB 403)

Sarah Viren & Lina Ferreira
Sarah Viren & Lina Ferreira

Winners of the Riverteeth Literary Nonfiction Prize & the Rona Jaffe Award
April 4th, 5:30 pm, Prairie Lights Books

Sandra Allen
Sandra Allen

Author of A Kind of Mirraculas Paradise 
April 6th, 5-7:00 pm, Mission Creek LitCrawl

Rachel Z. Arndt, photo by Michael E. Smith
Rachel Z. Arndt

Author of Beyond Measure (Sarabande Books)
April 6th, 6:00 pm, Dublin Underground

Joshua Wheeler & Barret Baumgart
Joshua Wheeler & Barret Baumgart

Winners of the New Western Writers Award and the Iowa Prize for Literary Nonfiction
April 16th, 7:00 pm, Prairie Lights Books

Cutter Wood
Cutter Wood

Author of Love and Death in the Sunshine State
April 27th, 7:00 pm, Prairie Lights Books

Patricia Hampl
Patricia Hampl

Author of The Florist's Daughter, Blue Arabesque: A Search for the Sublime, I Could Tell You Stories, and other books

April 29th, 4:00 pm, Prairie Lights Books

 

Lucas Mann
Lucas Mann

Author of Captive Audience
May 3rd, 7:00 pm, Prairie Lights Books