Upcoming and Past Events

  • The Free Generative Writing Workshop with Katie Runde
    Dec 18, 5:30 PM – Dec 19, 7:00 PM
    Iowa City, 1019 E Washington St, Iowa City, IA 52240, USA
    The Free Generative Writing Workshop provides a space for career writers, curious beginners, writers of all income levels and stages of life.
  • The Free Generative Writing Workshops with Skylar Alexander
    Oct 16, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM CDT
    Iowa City, 1019 E Washington St, Iowa City, IA 52240, USA
    Join us for a writing session guided by poet Skylar Alexander
  • Gallery Series Exhibit and Reading + Q&A with Giselle Simòn and Cory Hutchinson-Reuss
    Oct 15, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
    Iowa City, 1019 E Washington St, Iowa City, IA 52240, USA
    Help us celebrate the launch of Prompt's third Gallery Series chapbook, a collaboration between visual artist Giselle Simòn and poet Cory Hutchinson-Reuss.
  • Brink Issue #4 Release Party
    Sat, Oct 01
    Iowa City
    Oct 01, 6:30 PM
    Iowa City, 1019 E Washington St, Iowa City, IA 52240, USA
    The fourth issue of Brink hits the stands on the first of October. Celebrate with us as we linger, with drinks and merriment, on the Brink of Certainty.
  • The Free Generative Writing Workshop with Jeff Alessandrelli
    Aug 21, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM CDT
    Iowa City, 1019 E Washington St, Iowa City, IA 52240, USA
    Join us this Sunday for a prompt and writing time with publisher and poet Jeff Alessandrelli.
  • Tameka Cage Conley, PorchLight Writer-in-Residence Reading
    Aug 06, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM CDT
    Iowa City, 1019 E Washington St, Iowa City, IA 52240, USA
    Join us for a reading from Tameka Cage Conley's novel in progress. Stay for an audience Q&A, and a brief conversation between Tameka and PorchLight founder Jennifer Colville. Snacks and beverages will be served!
  • It’s Becoming A Lot More Difficult To Feel Unchanged: Adam Edelman Chapbook Release Reading
    Jul 22, 7:00 PM
    Iowa City, 1019 E Washington St, Iowa City, IA 52240, USA
    Featuring: Eric Roalson, Micah Bateman, Danielle Wheeler and Sarah McGuirk
  • The Free Generative Writing Workshop with Jennifer Colville
    Jul 17, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM CDT
    Iowa City, 1019 E Washington St, Iowa City, IA 52240, USA
    Join us as we use an installation from artist India Johnson as our writing prompt. We will play with words in space to process post pandemic thoughts. Any level of experience or genre of writing welcome!
  • Prompt for the Planet: A Writing and Planting Workshop for Kids
    Jul 15, 1:00 PM – Jul 16, 3:00 PM
    Iowa City, 1019 E Washington St, Iowa City, IA 52240, USA
    A workshop for kids who have something to say about the natural world
  • The Writer Next Door Reading Series with Lynne Nugent and Lauren Haldeman
    Jul 08, 6:30 PM
    Iowa City, 1019 E Washington St, Iowa City, IA 52240, USA
  • Demand/Prayer: A Writing and Art Making Workshop
    Jul 03, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
    Iowa City, 1019 E Washington St, Iowa City, IA 52240, USA
    A free workshop led by artist India Johnson and writer Jennifer Colville on using words and images to create from our pandemic experiences.
  • Kick off Pride Weekend with a reading from Jessica Alexander, Vi Khi Nao, Ali Raz and Katie Jean Shinkle
    Jun 11, 6:00 PM – Jun 12, 7:30 PM
    Iowa City, 1019 E Washington St, Iowa City, IA 52240, USA
    Join readers Jessica Alexander, Vi Khi Nao, Ali Raz and Katie Jean Shinkle for a reading to kick off Pride Weekend. Jessica and Vi will read from their new collaboration "That Woman Could be You."
  • Iowa City Poetry Alfresco
    Mon, May 30
    Iowa City
    May 30, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
    Iowa City, 1019 E Washington St, Iowa City, IA 52240, USA
  • The Free Generative Writing Workshop with Backchannels Literary Journal
    May 15, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
    Iowa City, 1019 E Washington St, Iowa City, IA 52240, USA
    Join editors Laura Johnson, Leslie Caton Free, and Mary Bardsley for a prompt and writing session.
  • An IC Speaks Workshop with Amal Kassir
    Apr 28, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
    Iowa City, 1019 E Washington St, Iowa City, IA 52240, USA
    An after school workshop for Teens with nationally known spoken word artist Amal Kassir.
  • The Free Generative Writing Workshop for January
    Multiple Dates
    Sun, Apr 17
    Iowa City
    Apr 17, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
    Iowa City, 1019 E Washington St, Iowa City, IA 52240, USA
    Come generate new work with Cory Hutchinson-Reuss
  • "The Intersectional Environmentalist," a Book Talk with Leah Thomas
    Apr 13, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
    Iowa City, 1019 E Washington St, Iowa City, IA 52240, USA
    Join us in person or online to hear powerhouse environmentalist Leah Thomas talk about her new book. A discussion and Q&A will follow.
  • Poetry Workshop: Mistranslation for Non-Translators
    Sat, Apr 09
    Iowa City Public Library, rooms A/B/C
    Apr 09, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
    Iowa City Public Library, rooms A/B/C, 123 S Linn St, Iowa City, IA 52240, USA
    Experiment with translators' techniques, close listening, and intentional mistranslation!