May 2016

Margaret Ross and Sara Deniz Akant reading

Archive Date: 
April 22, 2016
Margaret Ross and Sara Deniz Akant

Live From Prairie Lights: Kevin Boyle

May 25, 2016
Wed, 05/25/2016 - 14:00
Writers’ Workshop graduate Kevin Boyle will read from his new collection of poems, Astir. “Rich in detail and attentive in focus, Kevin Boyle’s poems rock back and forth between tenderness and irony. In language both fluent and metrical, they explore what it’s like to be alive and awake in today’s shifting cultural environment.

Joe Hill at Coralville Public Library, with Prairie Lights Bookstore

May 22, 2016
Sun, 05/22/2016 - 12:00
Award-winning, New York Times bestselling author Joe Hill will talk about and sign copies of his new book, The Fireman, at the Coralville Public Library. The Fireman is a novel about a terrifying worldwide pandemic of spontaneous combustion that threatens to reduce civilization to ashes. The pandemic is caused by Dragonscale, a highly contagious, deadly spore that tattoos its hosts with beautiful black and gold marks before causing them to burst into flames. Millions are infected; blazes erupt everywhere. There is no antidote.

Live From Prairie Lights: Craig Johnson

May 22, 2016
Sun, 05/22/2016 - 11:00
Best-selling author Craig Johnson will read from his new book, The Highwayman: A Longmire Story. In Highwayman, Wyoming Highway Patrolman Rosey Wayman is transferred to the beautiful and imposing landscape of the Wind River Canyon—an area the troopers refer to as no-man's land because of the lack of radio communication—where she starts receiving officer-needs-assistance calls. The problem?

Live From Prairie Lights: Joe Brisben

May 20, 2016
Fri, 05/20/2016 - 14:00
Iowa City author and musician Joseph Brisben will read from his newly published work of fiction, Marvin’s Garden. “Marvin’s Garden is a refreshing take on a story that is all-too familiar ..., reminiscent of “All About Eve.” I loved the wonderful mixture of tones. Much of it is sad and horrifying, but there are places that made me laugh out loud, as when Madge tries to kill her abusive husband by over-feeding him. I love the animal revenge… and the note of hope.” –Richard Dyer Joseph Brisben has worked as an investment counselor and in college public relations.