September 2012

Flannery O’Connor at the University of Iowa, 1947

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“Writing a novel is a terrible experience, during which the hair often falls out and the teeth decay. I’m always irritated by people who imply that writing fiction is an escape from reality. It is a plunge into reality and it’s very shocking to the system.”

Tennessee Williams at the University of Iowa

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Tennessee Williams performing in a stage production as a student at the University of Iowa. Williams stands in the center of the picture.

John Irving wrestling Dan Gable

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Dan Gable takes down John Irving while wrestling at the University of Iowa, in the Iowa Field House, 1973.

Geoff Dyer to read at the Englert Theater

From Iowa City to Masvingo: The Shared Power of the Pen