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Sat, Jul 27


Iowa City

Writing Garden Session with Jennifer MacBain-Stephens

Come be part of a community garden building project this summer! Find out how the practice of planting can inspire creative writing. The Writing Garden Project features six free planting and writing sessions, a celebratory reading, zine publication and garden unveiling in August.

Writing Garden Session with Jennifer MacBain-Stephens
Writing Garden Session with Jennifer MacBain-Stephens

Time & Location

Jul 27, 2024, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Iowa City, 1019 E Washington St, Iowa City, IA 52240, USA

About the event

The project is supported by an Iowa City Public Arts Grant. We couldn't be happier to continue the series on July 27th with Jennifer MacBain-Stephens. Come plant and write. We will ground our bodies, and let our creative minds blossom. This is a free event and all ages and levels of experience are welcome.

Jennifer is a writer who lives in Iowa City, Iowa with her children and works at a science journal.  She grew up in the Midwest and went to NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, where she studied three subjects: Drama, English, and Journalism. She has also lived in California, D.C., London, and New York, for various periods. Jennifer is the author of fifteen poetry chapbooks and five full length poetry collections (“Your Best Asset is a White Lace Dress” Yellow Chair Press (2016)  “The Messenger is Already Dead,” Stalking Horse Press (2017,) “We’re Going to Need a Higher Fence,” (Lit Fest Press,) and “The Vitamix and the Murder of Crows,” (Apocalypse Party Press.) Her most recent book, “Pool Parties” is forthcoming from Unsolicited Press in 2023. She is also the author of a  few non-fiction books from a long time ago when she used to work as a fact checker at Rosen Publishing and Scholastic Inc. in New York City. She is also an avid bike rider and rock climber and makes collages, takes photographs, and hosts the free, monthly poetry reading series Today You are Perfect, sponsored by the non-profit Iowa City Poetry.

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