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Upcoming and Past Events

  • Today You are Perfect Reading
    Today You are Perfect Reading
    Sun, Apr 14
    Iowa City
    Apr 14, 2024, 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
    Iowa City, 1019 E Washington St, Iowa City, IA 52240, USA
    Apr 14, 2024, 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
    Iowa City, 1019 E Washington St, Iowa City, IA 52240, USA
    Save the date! Come to Porchlight, Sunday, April 14th 3:30-5pm for a line up of local Iowa City writers! Celebrate Poetry Month with us!
  • A Free Workshop "Write it Weird" and Reading from Sarah Kain Gutowski and Cynthia Marie Hoffman
    A Free Workshop "Write it Weird" and Reading from Sarah Kain Gutowski and Cynthia Marie Hoffman
    Sat, Apr 20
    Iowa City
    Apr 20, 2024, 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
    Iowa City, 1019 E Washington St, Iowa City, IA 52240, USA
    Apr 20, 2024, 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
    Iowa City, 1019 E Washington St, Iowa City, IA 52240, USA
    We welcome poets Sarah Kain Gutowski and Cynthia Marie Hoffman to Iowa City on Saturday, April 20th. They will be teaching a joint workshop at 3:30 and will read from their new poetry books "The Familiar" and "Exploding Head" at 5:00. All are welcome.
  • Iowa City's Free Gen Writing Workshop
    Iowa City's Free Gen Writing Workshop
    Sun, Apr 21
    Iowa City
    Apr 21, 2024, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
    Iowa City, 1019 E Washington St, Iowa City, IA 52240, USA
    Apr 21, 2024, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
    Iowa City, 1019 E Washington St, Iowa City, IA 52240, USA
    Come join us! All are welcome!
  • Long Project Check-in! (1)
    Long Project Check-in! (1)
    Sat, Apr 27
    Iowa City
    Apr 27, 2024, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
    Iowa City, 1019 E Washington St, Iowa City, IA 52240, USA
    Apr 27, 2024, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
    Iowa City, 1019 E Washington St, Iowa City, IA 52240, USA
    Come join us in person at Porchlight to discuss your project! Get feedback, chat with other writers!
  • The Writer Next Door Reading Series with Louisa Hall
    The Writer Next Door Reading Series with Louisa Hall
    Fri, Mar 29
    Iowa City
    Mar 29, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
    Iowa City, 1019 E Washington St, Iowa City, IA 52240, USA
    Mar 29, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
    Iowa City, 1019 E Washington St, Iowa City, IA 52240, USA
    A reading and conversation with acclaimed author and Iowa Citian Louisa Hall
  • Long Project Check-in! (2)
    Long Project Check-in! (2)
    Sat, Mar 23
    Iowa City
    Mar 23, 2024, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
    Iowa City, 1019 E Washington St, Iowa City, IA 52240, USA
    Mar 23, 2024, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
    Iowa City, 1019 E Washington St, Iowa City, IA 52240, USA
    Come join us in person at Porchlight to discuss your project! Get feedback, chat with other writers!
  • Iowa City's Free Gen Writing Workshop
    Iowa City's Free Gen Writing Workshop
    Sun, Mar 17
    Iowa City
    Mar 17, 2024, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
    Iowa City, 1019 E Washington St, Iowa City, IA 52240, USA
    Mar 17, 2024, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
    Iowa City, 1019 E Washington St, Iowa City, IA 52240, USA
    Come join us! All are welcome!
  • Porchlight Table at She Speaks!
    Porchlight Table at She Speaks!
    Sun, Mar 03
    Robert A. Lee Community Center
    Mar 03, 2024, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    Robert A. Lee Community Center, 220 S Gilbert St, Iowa City, IA 52240, USA
    Mar 03, 2024, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    Robert A. Lee Community Center, 220 S Gilbert St, Iowa City, IA 52240, USA
    Porchlight will have a table at She Speaks "Celebrate the Women of Iowa City," at Robert A. Lee Community Center (220 S. Gilbert) this Sunday 1-4 pm. Come by and say hello! This event is free. No registration or tickets are needed.
  • Care and Spark
    Care and Spark
    Sun, Feb 25
    Iowa City
    Feb 25, 2024, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
    Iowa City, 1019 E Washington St, Iowa City, IA 52240, USA
    Feb 25, 2024, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
    Iowa City, 1019 E Washington St, Iowa City, IA 52240, USA
    All care givers welcome to join! Sunday 2/25 3-4:30pm. Local artist Emily Jalinsky will lead us in creating mindfulness-based art. Materials will be provided to create mixed-media collages.
  • Long Project Check-in! (2)
    Long Project Check-in! (2)
    Sat, Feb 24
    Iowa City
    Feb 24, 2024, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
    Iowa City, 1019 E Washington St, Iowa City, IA 52240, USA
    Feb 24, 2024, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
    Iowa City, 1019 E Washington St, Iowa City, IA 52240, USA
    Come join us in person at Porchlight to discuss your project! Get feedback, chat with other writers!
  • Iowa City's Free Gen Writing Workshop
    Iowa City's Free Gen Writing Workshop
    Sun, Feb 18
    Iowa City
    Feb 18, 2024, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
    Iowa City, 1019 E Washington St, Iowa City, IA 52240, USA
    Feb 18, 2024, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
    Iowa City, 1019 E Washington St, Iowa City, IA 52240, USA
    Free Gen in February! Come join is!
  • Long Project Check-in!
    Long Project Check-in!
    Sat, Jan 27
    Iowa City
    Jan 27, 2024, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
    Iowa City, 1019 E Washington St, Iowa City, IA 52240, USA
    Jan 27, 2024, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
    Iowa City, 1019 E Washington St, Iowa City, IA 52240, USA
    Come join us in person at Porchlight to discuss your project! Get feedback, chat with other writers!
  • The Free Gen: IC's Original Generative Writing Workshop
    The Free Gen: IC's Original Generative Writing Workshop
    Sun, Jan 21
    Iowa City
    Jan 21, 2024, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
    Iowa City, 1019 E Washington St, Iowa City, IA 52240, USA
    Jan 21, 2024, 5:30 PM – 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. Our goal is to make it easy to meet and learn from some of the most talented writer/teachers living in or passing through Iowa City.
  • Hybrid Writing Set of 4 Workshops!
    Hybrid Writing Set of 4 Workshops!
    Multiple Dates
    Tue, Nov 28
    Iowa City
    Nov 28, 2023, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
    Iowa City, 1019 E Washington St, Iowa City, IA 52240, USA
    Nov 28, 2023, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
    Iowa City, 1019 E Washington St, Iowa City, IA 52240, USA
    New Misfit Masterclass begins Tuesday evening, Nov. 7th at Porchlight, 7-8:30pm. This first session led by Alisha Jeddeloh! Is your writing hard to categorize? Do you like to blend genres or modes of expression? Come join us for this first hybrid writing class!
  • Free Generative Writing Workshop!
    Free Generative Writing Workshop!
    Sun, Nov 19
    Iowa City
    Nov 19, 2023, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
    Iowa City, 1019 E Washington St, Iowa City, IA 52240, USA
    Nov 19, 2023, 5:30 PM – 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. Our goal is to make it easy to meet and learn from some of the most talented writer/teachers living in or passing through Iowa City.
  • A Book Party and Reading with Poet Jennifer McBain-Stevens
    A Book Party and Reading with Poet Jennifer McBain-Stevens
    Sun, Nov 12
    Iowa City
    Nov 12, 2023, 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM
    Iowa City, 1019 E Washington St, Iowa City, IA 52240, USA
    Nov 12, 2023, 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM
    Iowa City, 1019 E Washington St, Iowa City, IA 52240, USA
    Come celebrate the release of "Pool Parties," the newest poetry collection from Jennifer MacBain-Stephens. Poets Christopher Eck and Cory Hutchinson-Reuss will be reading as well! Short Q and A to follow.
  • The Long Project Check-in
    The Long Project Check-in
    Sat, Oct 28
    Iowa City
    Oct 28, 2023, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
    Iowa City, 1019 E Washington St, Iowa City, IA 52240, USA
    Oct 28, 2023, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
    Iowa City, 1019 E Washington St, Iowa City, IA 52240, USA
    Join us for a round-robin style check-in and social gathering for writers working on long projects of any genre.
  • The Writer Next Door reading series!
    The Writer Next Door reading series!
    Fri, Oct 20
    Iowa City
    Oct 20, 2023, 7:00 PM – 8:15 PM
    Iowa City, 1019 E Washington St, Iowa City, IA 52240, USA
    Oct 20, 2023, 7:00 PM – 8:15 PM
    Iowa City, 1019 E Washington St, Iowa City, IA 52240, USA
    Come to Porchlight this Friday night, October 20th, at 7pm and listen to local talent Mark Rahe *and* new to the area, poet Kevin Allardice! One fiction writer and one poet, together.
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