Upcoming and Past Events

  • Zine Making Party
    Sat, Jan 22
    Iowa City
    Jan 22, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
    Iowa City, 1019 E Washington St, Iowa City, IA 52240, USA
    508 Press and PromptPress invite you to a night of collaborative Zine making!
  • Moving the Story
    Multiple Dates
    Thu, Feb 03
    PorchLight Literary Arts Center
    Feb 03, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
    PorchLight Literary Arts Center, 1019 E Washington St, Iowa City, IA 52240, USA
    Join Jennifer New for a series of writing and movement sessions centered around the Six Elements of earth, water, fire, air, space, and consciousness.
  • The Free Generative Writing Workshop for with Caleb Rainey
    Feb 20, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
    Iowa City, 1019 E Washington St, Iowa City, IA 52240, USA
    Join us for January's Free Generative Writing Workshop with Caleb Rainey!
  • Multiple Dates
    Sun, Feb 20
    Iowa City
    Feb 20, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
    Iowa City, 1019 E Washington St, Iowa City, IA 52240, USA
  • The Writer Next Door Reading Series: Carrie Shuettpelz in conversation with Jennifer New
    Nov 16, 2021, 7:00 PM
    Iowa City, 1019 E Washington St, Iowa City, IA 52240, USA
    Carrie Shuettpelz reads from her debut book "The Indian Card," a researched and personal narrative that explores Schuettpelz's "journey of discovering her own Native-ness, by better understanding the process of tribal enrollment."
  • Prompt For the Planet Art Show and Auction
    Nov 13, 2021, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Iowa City, 1019 E Washington St, Iowa City, IA 52240, USA
    Ten local artists have created pieces in response to Amanda Gorman's "Prompt for the Planet." Join us for a show and auction of the work.
  • 508 Press Zine Reading Series
    Sat, Nov 06
    Iowa City
    Nov 06, 2021, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    Iowa City, 1019 E Washington St, Iowa City, IA 52240, USA
    Check out the latest poem zines, posters, and greeting cards from 508 Press, all hand printed at the Iowa City Press Cooperative. Collaborators and co-conspirators (i.e. poets, musicians, and artists who have worked with 508 Press) will be on hand to perform and discuss.
  • THE ROOMS: Rachel Yoder and Mark Vollenweider
    Oct 10, 2021, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    PorchLight, 1019 E Washington St, Iowa City, IA 52240, USA
    An image and word exhibit featuring stories by Rachel Yoder and drawings by Mark Vollenweider. Come catch a reading by Rachel, wander our rooms to Mark's amazing visual responses to the work.
  • PROMPT FOR THE PLANET FREE GENERATIVE WORKSHOP
    Sep 19, 2021, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
    PorchLight, 1019 E Washington St, Iowa City, IA 52240, USA
    Can we generate more engagement with nature through words? This workshop will walk you through a prompt created by inaugural poet, Amanda Gorman.
  • A Reading and Conversation with Melissa Febos
    Sep 17, 2021, 6:30 PM CDT
    Porch Light, 1019 E Washington St, Iowa City, IA 52240, USA
    A reading and conversation with University of Iowa professor and author of "Girlhood," hailed as a feminist masterpiece by the New York Times Book Review.
  • The Free Generative Writing Workshop for July
    Jul 18, 2021, 5:30 PM – 7:35 PM CDT
    Online Event
    Poet Noelia Cerna leads this months Free Generative Writing Workshop sponsored by PromptPress and Iowa City Poetry