Category: Creative Writing

Emerging Writers Reading Series for September

We will be holding THREE virtual readings for the Emerging Writers Reading Series this semester. The first reading will be held on Thursday, September 17 at 7:00 PM.  Our readers this month, in order, will be Nancy Hayes, Natalie Deam, Zoë Fay-Stindt, and Eric Williams. I do hope you can join us as we listen … Continue reading Emerging Writers Reading Series for September

September 17, 2020, 7:00pm | Online via Webex

Dr. Charissa Menefee is a 2020/2021 EST/Sloan Project Commission Recipient

Dr. Charissa Menefee is a 2020/2021 EST/Sloan Project Commission Recipient for her work Iowa Enemy. “Off-Broadway’s Ensemble Studio Theatre, in collaboration with The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, has announced the recipients of the EST/Sloan commissions for the upcoming season. Begun in 1998, the EST/Sloan Project is an initiative designed to stimulate artists to create credible … Continue reading Dr. Charissa Menefee is a 2020/2021 EST/Sloan Project Commission Recipient

Cancelled — Your One Wild & Precious Life — MFA Creative Writing & Environment Faculty Reading

Your One Wild & Precious Life — MFA Creative Writing & Environment Faculty Reading Part of The Pearl Hogrefe Visiting Writer Series 2019-2020 The MFA Faculty Spring 2020 reading takes its inspiration from the question posed in Mary Oliver’s poem, “The Summer Day,” which asks: “Tell me, what do you plan to do with your … Continue reading Cancelled — Your One Wild & Precious Life — MFA Creative Writing & Environment Faculty Reading

April 22, 2020, 7:00pm | Pioneer Room, Memorial Union

Cancelled — Sheryl St. Germain — Songs for a Son: On Lyricism, Addiction, and Recovery

Sheryl St. Germain — Songs for a Son: On Lyricism, Addiction, and Recovery Part of The Pearl Hogrefe Visiting Writer Series 2019-2020 Sheryl St. Germain is the author of several poetry collections including Making Bread at Midnight, How Heavy the Breath of God, The Journals of Scheherazade, Let it Be a Dark Roux: New and Selected Poems, and The … Continue reading Cancelled — Sheryl St. Germain — Songs for a Son: On Lyricism, Addiction, and Recovery

April 7, 2020, 6:00pm | Pioneer Room, Memorial Union

Rick Bass — The Traveling Feast: On the Road and At the Table with My Heroes

Rick Bass — The Traveling Feast: On the Road and At the Table with My Heroes Part of The Pearl Hogrefe Visiting Writer Series 2019-2020 Author and environmental activist, Rick Bass is the author of over two dozen books of fiction and nonfiction including Why I Came West, Ninemile Wolves, The Watch: Stories, All the Land to Hold … Continue reading Rick Bass — The Traveling Feast: On the Road and At the Table with My Heroes

February 18, 2020, 8:00pm | Gallery, Memorial Union

January Emerging Writers Reader Series

Join us at Design on Main next week to hear the wondrous creative work of four of our MFA students: Crystal Stone, Mike Robbins, Alana Jones, and Natalie Deam. Festivities will begin at 7:00pm on January 16 and, as always, snacks and refreshments will be provided (to which you are always welcome to contribute). And, … Continue reading January Emerging Writers Reader Series

January 16, 2020, 7:00pm | Design on Main

Kristen Iversen Craft Talk

Please join us for a craft talk hosted by author Kristen Iversen.  As part of the Pearl Hogrefe Visiting Writers Series, she will talk about research, art, ethics, and aesthetics in creative non-fiction.

December 3, 2019, 2:00-3:30pm | Ross 212

MFA Program in Creative Writing & Environment’s 2019 writing retreat

Lakeside Lab, a 147-acre regents universities research and teaching field station on Lake Okoboji in northwest Iowa, hosted the English Department’s MFA Program in Creative Writing & Environment October 18-20.  The expedition was intended as the environmental field trip that is part of the introductory MFA course for the first-year cohort, English 550: Craft & … Continue reading MFA Program in Creative Writing & Environment’s 2019 writing retreat

Rob Nixon — Pearl Hogrefe Visiting Writers Series and 2019 Goldtrap Lecture

Environmental Martyrs and the Fate of the Forest Rob Nixon is a nonfiction writer and public intellectual working in the environmental humanities and postcolonial studies. He is the Barron Family Professor in Humanities and the Environment at Princeton University. The author of four books, most recently Slow Violence and the Environmental­ism  of the Poor, Nixon … Continue reading Rob Nixon — Pearl Hogrefe Visiting Writers Series and 2019 Goldtrap Lecture

October 28, 2019, 7:00pm | Sun Room, Memorial Union