January 2012

Robert Leleux reading

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Robert Leleux
Thursday, February 23, 2012 - 7:00pm

Glenn Freeman reading

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Glenn Freeman
Tuesday, February 21, 2012 - 7:00pm

Paul's Book Club

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Paul's Book Club
Tuesday, February 14, 2012 - 7:00pm

Hannah Pittard reading

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Hannah Pittard
Thursday, February 16, 2012 - 7:00pm

Crossing: A Braided Memoir

POROI (Project on Rhetoric of Inquiry) is pleased to announce Crossing: A Braided Memoir, a Rhetoric Seminar by Russell Scott Valentino. The seminar will take place on Wednesday, February 1, 2012 11:30am-1pm and the Bowman House on the University of Iowa campus.

Crossing: A Braided Memoir employs the compositional technique of the braid to explore the composite themes of mixture, translation

UI expands writing options for undergrads

The University of Iowa's new Frank N. Magid Undergraduate Writing Center now offers an undergraduate writing certificate to all students, regardless of their major.

The center, housed within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, officially began its work last semester following a $1 million commitment from UI graduate Marilyn Magid in honor of her late husband, Frank, a fellow UI alumnus.

Novel conceived at the UI begins week of Writing University streams

Sara Levine's Treasure Island!!!, which she conceived while teaching nonfiction writing at the University of Iowa, will open a week of live literary streams on the writinguniversity.org website.

"I was teaching nonfiction at the University of Iowa and a colleague asked me which essayists I liked, and I mentioned Robert Louis Stevenson," says Levine, explaining how she came to write the book.


The Iowa Review Awards Now Accepting Submissions

Each January, The Iowa Review holds a writing contest in Poetry, Fiction, and Nonfiction. Judges for the 2012 Iowa Review Awards are Timothy Donnelly (poetry), Ron Currie, Jr. (fiction), and Meghan Daum (nonfiction).

Winners receive $1,500; first runners-up receive $750. Winners and runners-up are published in our December 2012 issue.

Contest rules and submission guidelines

Ben Marcus reading

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Ben Marcus
Thursday, February 9, 2012 - 7:00pm