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Iowa Pork Pop Up

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Connect with local Iowa Pork vendors. Stop by Burge, Catlett or Hillcrest Market Places for a themed pop up.

Mac & Cheese with Alpha Xis

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location icon Old Brick

The Women of Alpha Xi Delta invite you to join us for Mac & Cheese with Alpha Xis 2019! We will be serving 4 styles of mac & cheese from...

Cafe CIMBA

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location icon Pappajohn Business Building

Wondering about study abroad in Italy for a semester or summer? Join us at Cafe CIMBA, where twice a week former CIMBA students are on hand to chat with you...

Iowa City Farmer's Market

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location icon Chauncey Swan Parking Ramp

Grab your baskets, bags and boxes and make your way to the Iowa City Farmers Market to load up on local handcrafted, homemade and homegrown goods and produce.

Live from Prairie Lights: Lila Savage

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location icon Prairie Lights Books

Writers’ Workshop graduate Lila Savage will read from her new novel, Say Say Say. "An emotional masterpiece . . .

CAB Films- Booksmart

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Come watch Booksmart for $3 in the Big 10 and Iowa Theaters. Will be showing Thursday, Friday and Saturday!

WorldCanvass: Art and the Face of War

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location icon MERGE

Join us on Thursday, September 19, for “Art and the Face of War: Goya and Tolstoy,” the first program in the new season of WorldCanvass.

Success, Not Excess Meeting

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location icon Iowa Memorial Union (IMU)

This group provides a safe and supportive space for UI students wanting to make or considering changes in their alcohol or other drug use.

Discover Study Abroad

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location icon University Capitol Centre

Would you like to study abroad during your time at the University of Iowa, but don't know where to start? Attend one of our weekly Discover Study Abroad info sessions...

International Writing Program (IWP) Special Panel Discussion: World on Stage vs. World on Page at Riverside Theatre

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Please join us at a special location for this event in our panel series: Riverside Theatre

How does a playwright's creation process differ from that of other writers, or other writing?...

International Writing Program (IWP) Shambaugh House Reading Series

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location icon Shambaugh House

CHAN Lai-kuen (poetry, essays; Hong Kong), whose blog handle is “Dead Cat,” is a poet, a public speaker, and teacher.

Urban Bush Women, "Hair & Other Stories"

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location icon Hancher Auditorium

TICKETS

ADULT: $45 | $35 | $25

COLLEGE STUDENT: $40 | $10 | $10

YOUTH: $22 | $10 | $10

 

Drawn from personal and public narratives centered on individual identity in a collective culture,...

Walking Tours

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location icon Old Capitol Museum

The University of Iowa Museum of Natural History presents: Walking Tours! Get in those steps and take in the sights with this brand new program designed to give special insight into...

International Writing Program (IWP) Cinematheque

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location icon FilmScene

A new free film every Sunday! Tour the far reaches of global cinema through films created or chosen by the IWP Fall Residents.

SMART Recovery Meeting

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location icon Iowa Memorial Union (IMU)

SMART Recovery Meetings are highly interactive, conversational and educational, enabling all participants to share their successes and challenges and receive guidance from others.

Gilman Scholarship Info Session

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location icon University Capitol Centre

Please join International Programs for one of several information sessions to discuss the process of applying for a Gilman Scholarship.

What Are E-cigs & What Do They Do?

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location icon The Englert

Tom Eissenberg https://psychology. vcu. edu/people/faculty/eissenberg. html  will share his research on the topic of e-cigs and vaping.

Discover Study Abroad

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location icon University Capitol Centre

Would you like to study abroad during your time at the University of Iowa, but don't know where to start? Attend one of our weekly Discover Study Abroad info sessions...

Gilman Scholarship Info Session

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location icon University Capitol Centre

Please join International Programs for one of several information sessions to discuss the process of applying for a Gilman Scholarship.

9th Annual Charles A. Hale Lecture

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location icon University Capitol Centre

Join the UI Latin American Studies Program for the 9th annual Charles A. Hale Lecture entitled "Blending Puerto Rico into Latin American History" delivered by Francisco A.

Harvest Dinner Theme Meal

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location icon Hillcrest Hall

The fall season has arrived! What better way to celebrate than with a special harvest-themed dinner.

Harvest Dinner Theme Meal

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location icon Burge Hall

The fall season has arrived! What better way to celebrate than with a special harvest-themed dinner.

Harvest Dinner Theme Meal

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The fall season has arrived! What better way to celebrate than with a special harvest-themed dinner.

Live from Prairie Lights: Domenica Martinello and Christopher Kondrich

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location icon Prairie Lights Books

Writers’ Workshop graduate Domenica Martinello will read from All Day I Dream About Sirens.

Gilman Scholarship Info Session

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location icon University Capitol Centre

Please join International Programs for one of several information sessions to discuss the process of applying for a Gilman Scholarship.

International Scholarships and Fellowships Open House

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location icon University Capitol Centre

Are you interested in the possibility of international study, research, or teaching?

Join International Programs for our International Scholarships and Fellowships Open House to learn how you can apply for different...

Chinese Corner

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location icon Phillips Hall

The Chinese corner is a great place for faculty and students who want to practice their oral Chinese.

Los Angeles Guitar Quartet, "American Guitar Masters"

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location icon Hancher Auditorium

TICKETS

ADULT: $45 | $35 | $25

COLLEGE STUDENT: $40 | $10 | $10

YOUTH: $22 | $10 | $10

 

The Grammy-winning Los Angeles Guitar Quartet (LAGQ) returns with a concert featuring music by...

Gilman Scholarship Info Session

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location icon University Capitol Centre

Please join International Programs for one of several information sessions to discuss the process of applying for a Gilman Scholarship.

Rebuilding Nature’s Relationships at Home

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location icon Biology Building East

Join Doug Tallamy, author of Bringing Home Nature, and Professor and Chair of the Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Delaware, as he presents “Rebuilding Nature’s Relationships at...

Escape Room at the Museum of Natural History

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location icon University of Iowa Museum of Natural History

A mystery is afoot at the UI Museum of Natural History.

Reading by IWP 2010 Alum Chandrahas Choudhury

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location icon Prairie Lights Books

Indian novelist, journalist, and literary omnivore Chandrahas Choudhury writes about global publishing, Indian mythologies, Chinese cooking in Persian neighborhoods, and more. He'll read from his new novel, Clouds.

Discover Study Abroad

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location icon University Capitol Centre

Would you like to study abroad during your time at the University of Iowa, but don't know where to start? Attend one of our weekly Discover Study Abroad info sessions...

International Writing Program (IWP) Panel Discussion Series: On the Body

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location icon Iowa City Public Library

A person's body affects the way they navigate the world, and their experiences in it.

Gilman Scholarship Info Session

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location icon University Capitol Centre

Please join International Programs for one of several information sessions to discuss the process of applying for a Gilman Scholarship.

International Writing Program (IWP) Shambaugh House Reading Series

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location icon Shambaugh House

Iowa City’s best multilingual reading series with bagels! Voices from around the world fill historic Shambaugh House, International Writing Program (IWP) HQ.

Live from Prairie Lights: Cara Wall

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location icon Prairie Lights Books

Writers’ Workshop graduate and co-founder of the Iowa Young Writers’ Studio Cara Wall will read from and talk about her new novel, The Dearly Beloved.

International Writing Program (IWP) Prairie Lights Reading Series

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location icon Prairie Lights Books

The IWP and UI MFA writing programs take over the 2nd floor of Prairie Lights – grab a glass of wine or a fancy soda and settle in for an hour of highlights from three of the writers' best works!

Gabriela ROMÁN (poetry, fiction, translation, drama; Mexico)...

International Writing Program (IWP) Cinematheque

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location icon FilmScene

A new free film every Sunday! Tour the far reaches of global cinema through films created or chosen by the IWP Fall Residents.

Bro Talk: Latino/x Men and Masculinities

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location icon Latino Native American Cultural Center

Join in discussion surrounding Latinx/o Men and Masculinities.  

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events.

Battle of the Chefs: Tomato

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location icon Catlett Hall

Our chefs are facing off and it's up to you to decide the winner! Stop by Catlett Market Place between 11:00 a. m. -1:00 p. m.

Author and Activist Raj Patel: Hunger, Inequality and Climate Change

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location icon The Englert

World-renowned activist and TED talker Raj Patel, author of Stuffed and Starved and The Value of Nothing, will show rough cuts of his new documentary filmed in Malawi and the...

Renting 101

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location icon Iowa Memorial Union (IMU)

Student Legal Services will present on tenants' rights and responsibilities. FREE PIZZA & FREE SWAG

Reading by Ida Beam Distinguished Visiting Professor Kei Miller

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location icon Iowa City Public Library

Jamaican poet, novelist, short story writer, broadcaster Kei Miller will read from and discuss his newest works. Miller joins us an an Ida Beam Distinguished Visiting Professor.   

Read on the Rug

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location icon University of Iowa Museum of Natural History

Bring your toddler to enjoy a story and related activities at the Museum of Natural History! Approximately 30 minutes of guided learning (story, poems/songs, craft) that leads to free exploration...

International Writing Program (IWP) Shambaugh House Reading Series

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location icon Shambaugh House

Iowa City’s best multilingual reading series with bagels! Voices from around the world fill historic Shambaugh House, International Writing Program (IWP) HQ.

RENT

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location icon Hancher Auditorium

TICKETS

ADULT: $80 | $70 | $50

COLLEGE STUDENT: $80 | $70 | $50

YOUTH: $80 | $70 | $50

 

In 1996, an original rock musical by a little-known composer opened on Broadway and...

Rec After Dark - Everything Pink!

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location icon Field House

Save the Date

Join us for an evening recognizing Breast Cancer Awareness Month with an Everything Pink themed Rec After Dark.

Live from Prairie Lights: Eileen Pollack

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location icon Prairie Lights Books

Workshop alumnus, fiction reading

Live from Prairie Lights: Novuyo Rosa Tshuma

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location icon Prairie Lights Books

Writers’ Workshop Graduate Novuyo Rosa Tshuma will read from her new novel, House of Stone.

International Writing Program (IWP) Prairie Lights Reading Series

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location icon Prairie Lights Books

The IWP and UI MFA writing programs take over the 2nd floor of Prairie Lights – grab a glass of wine or a fancy soda and settle in for an hour of highlights from three of the writers' best works!

Yamkela TYWAKADI (fiction, nonfiction, South Africa) is...

International Writing Program (IWP) Cinematheque

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location icon FilmScene

A new free film every Sunday! Tour the far reaches of global cinema through films created or chosen by the IWP Fall Residents.

Science Fest at the Sciences Library!

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location icon Sciences Library

Join us for hands-on experiments with UI scientists for all ages on Monday, Oct.

Queer Latinidad: Our Stories

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location icon Latino Native American Cultural Center

Come join in discussion on our series "Queer Latinidad" that was started in Spring '19! We can't wait to engage in conversation with you all.

QUEERation

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location icon Iowa Memorial Union (IMU)

The Pride Alliance Center, the UI Libraries, and the UI Stanley Museum of Art proudly invite you to QUEERation! Join us for an exhibition of LGBTQ+ centered creative works from...

International Writing Program (IWP) Panel Discussion Series: Language on the Fault Lines

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location icon Iowa City Public Library

In our ever-more-hybrid world, translation and polylinguality are now ubiquitous. Languages live side by side and commingle; new words, accents, grammars, forms of data, are surging everywhere.

Live from Prairie Lights: Susan Steinberg

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location icon Prairie Lights Books

Nonfiction program visiting faculty, fiction reading, Machine

Chick Corea, "Trilogy"

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location icon Hancher Auditorium

TICKETS

ADULT: $65 | $55 | $45

COLLEGE STUDENT: $58 | $10 | $10

YOUTH: $32 | $10 | $10

 

Chick Corea’s 2014 triple-disc set, Trilogy, added a live masterwork to the venerated pianist’s...

Global Express: Stories on Stage

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Students from The University of Iowa Department of Theatre Arts perform a train of theatrical readings of moving literary works by Fall Residents.  

UIowa Hackathon

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location icon Iowa Memorial Union (IMU)

Calling all students and developers! We invite you all to participate in our UIOWA Hackathon (HackUIowa), which will take place at the University of Iowa on October 12-13, 2019.

UIowa Hackathon

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location icon Iowa Memorial Union (IMU)

Calling all students and developers! We invite you all to participate in our UIOWA Hackathon (HackUIowa), which will take place at the University of Iowa on October 12-13, 2019.

Bark for Life 2019

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All of us know someone who has been on a cancer journey and a support system that helped them along the way.

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, "New World Spirit"

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location icon Hancher Auditorium

TICKETS

ADULT: $60 | $50 | $40

COLLEGE STUDENT: $54 | $10 | $10

YOUTH: $30 | $10 | $10

 

An ensemble of 13 exceptional musicians—including David Finckel on cello and David Shifrin on...

Indigenous Peoples' Day

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Join in the recognition of Indigenous Peoples' Day to kick-off Homecoming Week 2019!

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events.

Homecoming Kick Off & Sweet Corn Roast

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location icon University of Iowa Pentacrest

Hancher's Culinary Arts Experience: Pullman Diner/St. Burch Tavern

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location icon Hancher Auditorium

TICKETS

GO ON SALE MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 16. $40 per person. Ticket price includes dinner, non-alcoholic beverages, tax, and gratuity. Capacity is limited, and each table seats six.

Homecoming Dinner Theme Meal

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What better way to get in the Hawkeye spirit than with a special theme meal. Our skilled chefs have combined the excitement of Homecoming into special entrees.

2019 Latinx Youth Summit

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location icon Iowa Memorial Union (IMU)

The Latinx Youth Summit is part of the 21st Annual “Strengthening and Valuing Latinx Communities in Iowa” conference to be held in Iowa City, Iowa.

Live from Prairie Lights: Timothy Donnelly

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location icon Prairie Lights Books

Poetry reading

Rehab Run/Walk/Wheel 5K

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location icon Terry Trueblood Recreation Area

The University of Iowa Physical Therapy Student Organization is excited to announce the 2019 Rehab Run.

International Writing Program (IWP) Prairie Lights Reading Series

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location icon Prairie Lights Books

The IWP and UI MFA writing programs take over the 2nd floor of Prairie Lights – grab a glass of wine or a fancy soda and settle in for an hour of highlights from three of the writers' best works!

Carlos GAMERRO (fiction, translation, nonfiction; Argentina) has...

International Writing Program (IWP) Cinematheque

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location icon FilmScene

A new free film every Sunday! Tour the far reaches of global cinema through films created or chosen by the IWP Fall Residents.

Apple Day Pop Up

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location icon Burge Hall

Experience the flavors of fall with an apple pop up, hosted in Burge Market Place.

Live from Prairie Lights: Markus Zusak

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location icon Prairie Lights Books

Fiction reading

Sankai Juku, "Utsushi"

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location icon Hancher Auditorium

TICKETS

ADULT: $50 | $40 | $30

COLLEGE STUDENT: $45 | $10 | $10

YOUTH: $25 | $10 | $10

 

For the first time in 20 years, Sankai Juku, Japan’s internationally renowned butoh dance...

Conversation: A Vital Tool for Mending Our Democracy

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location icon Iowa City Public Library

Many of us long for complex conversations with a greater range of people, and yet we aren't entirely sure how to access such conversations.

Hey Sis, Let's Chat!: Latina/x Womxn Gathering

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location icon Latino Native American Cultural Center

Join us in discussion surrounding various Latina/x womxn and their experiences! 

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events.

Live from Prairie Lights: Shaun Hamill

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location icon Prairie Lights Books

Workshop alum, fiction reading, Cosmology of Monsters

International Writing Program (IWP) Panel Discussion Series: Writing the Not-Self

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location icon Iowa City Public Library

Writers often create characters different from themselves. When such a character “belongs” to a distinct, recognizable group—perhaps a minority—challenges may arise.

International Writing Program (IWP) Shambaugh House Reading Series

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location icon Shambaugh House

Iowa City’s best multilingual reading series with bagels! Voices from around the world fill historic Shambaugh House, International Writing Program (IWP) HQ.

Creative Matters: Anne Bogart, theater director

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location icon Hancher Auditorium

Anne Bogart is one of the three Co-Artistic Directors of SITI Company, which she founded with Japanese director Tadashi Suzuki in 1992.

SITI Company, "The Bacchae," directed by Anne Bogart

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location icon Hancher Auditorium

TICKETS

ADULT: $45 | $35 | $25

COLLEGE STUDENT: $40 | $10 | $10

YOUTH: $22 | $10 | $10

 

In this new English translation and innovative take on one of the Western world’s...

International Writing Program (IWP) Prairie Lights Reading Series

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location icon Prairie Lights Books

Sundays this fall:

The IWP and UI MFA writing programs take over the 2nd floor of Prairie Lights – grab a glass of wine or a fancy soda and settle in for an hour of highlights from three of the writers' best works!

BUDDHISAGAR (fiction, poetry,...

International Writing Program (IWP) Cinematheque

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location icon FilmScene

A new free film every Sunday! Tour the far reaches of global cinema through films created or chosen by the IWP Fall Residents.

Stanley Awards for International Research Info Session

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location icon University Capitol Centre

International Programs will host information sessions regarding the Stanley Awards for International Research.

Let's Talk About Afro-Latinidad

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location icon Latino Native American Cultural Center

Join us in discussion surrounding Afro-Latinidad that may include Afro-Latinidad experiences, identity, cultures, etc.  

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events.

History Repeats Itself – So, What are We Doing about E-Cigs?

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location icon Coralville Public Library

Robin Mermelstein https://www. ihrp. uic.

Creative Matters: Rachel Grimes, pianist and composer

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location icon Voxman Music Building

Heralded “one of American independent music’s few truly inspired technicians” by WIRE magazine, Rachel Grimes is a pianist, composer, and arranger based in Kentucky.

Halloween Desserts Pop Up

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Experience the flavors of fall with a Halloween dessert pop up. Stop by Burge, Catlett or Hillcrest Market Place to try a fall-inspired dessert!

Caramel Apple Pop Up

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location icon Catlett Hall

Experience the flavors of fall with a caramel apple pop up, hosted in Catlett Market Place.

Community Ofrenda: Remembering Our Familia

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location icon Latino Native American Cultural Center

To close out Latinx/a/o Heritage Month, we will be offering a space for community members to recognize and celebrate the life of those who have made an impact in their...

International Writing Program (IWP) Panel Discussion Series: On the Road

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location icon Iowa City Public Library

How does travel-induced anxiety, inspiration, or memories made on-the-go influence the writing process? What persona emerges as daily routines disappear? Are there forms and genres more suited to a writer...

Words Dance: An IWP & UI Dance Collaboration

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location icon Space Place Theater

Graduate student choreographers at the University of Iowa Department of Dance take the work of IWP writers beyond words.  

Tomeka Reid Quartet

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location icon Hancher Auditorium

TICKETS

ADULT: $25 (6:30 pm) | $15 (9:00 pm)

COLLEGE STUDENT: $10 (6:30 pm) | $10 (9:00 pm)

YOUTH: $10 (6:30 pm) | $10 (9:00 pm)

 

If you’re in the mood for adventuresome jazz,...

International Writing Program (IWP) Prairie Lights Reading Series

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location icon Prairie Lights Books

The IWP and UI MFA writing programs take over the 2nd floor of Prairie Lights – grab a glass of wine or a fancy soda and settle in for an hour of highlights from three of the writers' best works!

Playwright YU Nick Rongjun (drama; People’s Republic...

International Writing Program (IWP) Cinematheque

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location icon FilmScene

A new free film every Sunday! Tour the far reaches of global cinema through films created or chosen by the IWP Fall Residents.