October 2016

Christopher Merrill & Marvin Bell reading

Archive Date: 
October 24, 2016
Christopher Merrill & Marvin Bell

Legendary poets Marvin Bell and Christopher Merrill read from their new book, After the Fact: Scripts & Postscripts. Marvin Bell, writing from Iowa City and Port Townsend, and Christopher Merrill, writing from around the world, give us an intimate look into collaboration at its best.

Marilynne Robinson, according to her students and friends

Lauren Collins Reading

Archive Date: 
September 26, 2016
Lauren Collins

New Yorker Staff Writer Lauren Collins will read from her new memoir, When in French: Love in a Second Language. In her early thirties while living in London, Collins met and fell in love with a Frenchman. Their relationship was entirely in English, and Collins began to wonder what it might mean to love someone in a second language? When in French is a laugh-out-loud funny and surprising memoir about the lengths we go to for love, as well as an exploration across culture and history into how we learn languages and what they say about who we are.


Iowa City Book Festival Lineup