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Upcoming and Past Events

  • Writing Toward Wholeness
    Writing Toward Wholeness
    Multiple Dates
    Sat, Jul 20
    Iowa City
    Jul 20, 2024, 3:00 PM – Jul 21, 2024, 12:30 PM
    Iowa City, 1019 E Washington St, Iowa City, IA 52240, USA
    Jul 20, 2024, 3:00 PM – Jul 21, 2024, 12:30 PM
    Iowa City, 1019 E Washington St, Iowa City, IA 52240, USA
    A Circle of Trust Retreat with Thomas Dean
  • PorchLight's Prose Exchange
    PorchLight's Prose Exchange
    Multiple Dates
    Sun, Jul 21
    Iowa City
    Jul 21, 2024, 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
    Iowa City, 1019 E Washington St, Iowa City, IA 52240, USA
    Jul 21, 2024, 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
    Iowa City, 1019 E Washington St, Iowa City, IA 52240, USA
    Need fresh eyes on your work? Join is for a bi-weekly workshop in which participants provide close readings, and feedback on each other's prose drafts.
  • The Free Gen with Bela Shayevich
    The Free Gen with Bela Shayevich
    Sun, Jul 21
    Iowa City
    Jul 21, 2024, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
    Iowa City, 1019 E Washington St, Iowa City, IA 52240, USA
    Jul 21, 2024, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
    Iowa City, 1019 E Washington St, Iowa City, IA 52240, USA
    Join us for some ideas, inspiration, and writing time with translator and prose writer Bela Shayevich
  • Rooftop Reading Series
    Rooftop Reading Series
    Multiple Dates
    Fri, Jul 26
    Iowa City
    Jul 26, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
    Iowa City, 202 N Linn St, Iowa City, IA 52245, USA
    Jul 26, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
    Iowa City, 202 N Linn St, Iowa City, IA 52245, USA
    Music/Words/Views
  • Writing Garden Session with Jennifer MacBain-Stephens
    Writing Garden Session with Jennifer MacBain-Stephens
    Sat, Jul 27
    Iowa City
    Jul 27, 2024, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
    Iowa City, 1019 E Washington St, Iowa City, IA 52240, USA
    Jul 27, 2024, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
    Iowa City, 1019 E Washington St, Iowa City, IA 52240, USA
    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.
  • A Writing Garden Session with Tricia Windschitl
    A Writing Garden Session with Tricia Windschitl
    Sat, Aug 17
    Iowa City
    Aug 17, 2024, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
    Iowa City, 1019 E Washington St, Iowa City, IA 52240, USA
    Aug 17, 2024, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
    Iowa City, 1019 E Washington St, Iowa City, IA 52240, USA
    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.
  • Garden Party and Open House
    Garden Party and Open House
    Sat, Sep 07
    Iowa City
    Sep 07, 2024, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    Iowa City, 1019 E Washington St, Iowa City, IA 52240, USA
    Sep 07, 2024, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    Iowa City, 1019 E Washington St, Iowa City, IA 52240, USA
    Come help us celebrate the unveiling of PorchLight's Writing Garden. Enjoy refreshments music and readings from the community members who have helped us bring the garden to life! Take a peek inside PorchLight, and find out more about our organization.
  • A Lunch and Conversation with Natalie Goldberg
    A Lunch and Conversation with Natalie Goldberg
    Sun, Oct 20
    Iowa City
    Oct 20, 2024, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    Iowa City, 1019 E Washington St, Iowa City, IA 52240, USA
    Oct 20, 2024, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    Iowa City, 1019 E Washington St, Iowa City, IA 52240, USA
    Meet Natalie and join in a conversation about her new book "Writing on Empty"
  • A PromptPress Image+Word Reading
    A PromptPress Image+Word Reading
    Tue, Jul 16
    Iowa City
    Jul 16, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
    Iowa City, 1019 E Washington St, Iowa City, IA 52240, USA
    Jul 16, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
    Iowa City, 1019 E Washington St, Iowa City, IA 52240, USA
    Join us for a reading from contributors to Prompt Press's Image+Word Series
  • Care & Spark July 14th with Jennifer New!
    Care & Spark July 14th with Jennifer New!
    Sun, Jul 14
    Iowa City
    Jul 14, 2024, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
    Iowa City, 1019 E Washington St, Iowa City, IA 52240, USA
    Jul 14, 2024, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
    Iowa City, 1019 E Washington St, Iowa City, IA 52240, USA
    Support and Inspiration for Caretaking Artists
  • Writing Garden Session with Caleb Rainey
    Writing Garden Session with Caleb Rainey
    Sat, Jul 13
    Iowa City
    Jul 13, 2024, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Iowa City, 1019 E Washington St, Iowa City, IA 52240, USA
    Jul 13, 2024, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Iowa City, 1019 E Washington St, Iowa City, IA 52240, USA
    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.
  • A Reading with Anna B. Moore & Jennifer MacBain Stephens
    A Reading with Anna B. Moore & Jennifer MacBain Stephens
    Sat, Jul 06
    Iowa City
    Jul 06, 2024, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
    Iowa City, 1019 E Washington St, Iowa City, IA 52240, USA
    Jul 06, 2024, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
    Iowa City, 1019 E Washington St, Iowa City, IA 52240, USA
    Join us for a reading with PorchLight writer-in-residence Anna B. Moore, and Jennifer MacBain Stephens
  • Typedancing
    Typedancing
    Sat, Jun 29
    Iowa City
    Jun 29, 2024, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
    Iowa City, 1019 E Washington St, Iowa City, IA 52240, USA
    Jun 29, 2024, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
    Iowa City, 1019 E Washington St, Iowa City, IA 52240, USA
    Join us for this free interactive multi-disciplinary event from 508 Press!
  • A Reading with Writer-in-Residence Helen Betya Rubinstein & Bela Shayevich
    A Reading with Writer-in-Residence Helen Betya Rubinstein & Bela Shayevich
    Thu, Jun 20
    Iowa City
    Jun 20, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
    Iowa City, 1019 E Washington St, Iowa City, IA 52240, USA
    Jun 20, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
    Iowa City, 1019 E Washington St, Iowa City, IA 52240, USA
    Join us for a reading and conversation with PorchLight writer in residence, Helen Betya Rubenstein, and Bela Shayevich
  • The Free Generative Writing Workshop with Grace Morse
    The Free Generative Writing Workshop with Grace Morse
    Sun, Jun 16
    Iowa City
    Jun 16, 2024, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
    Iowa City, 1019 E Washington St, Iowa City, IA 52240, USA
    Jun 16, 2024, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
    Iowa City, 1019 E Washington St, Iowa City, IA 52240, USA
    Join us for some ideas, inspiration, and writing time with the Englert's Non-Fiction Writing Fellow, Grace Morse
  • A Writing Garden Session with Margaret LeMay
    A Writing Garden Session with Margaret LeMay
    Sat, Jun 15
    Iowa City
    Jun 15, 2024, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
    Iowa City, 1019 E Washington St, Iowa City, IA 52240, USA
    Jun 15, 2024, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
    Iowa City, 1019 E Washington St, Iowa City, IA 52240, USA
    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.
  • The Writing Garden, a public art project
    The Writing Garden, a public art project
    Sat, Jun 01
    Iowa City
    Jun 01, 2024, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
    Iowa City, 1019 E Washington St, Iowa City, IA 52240, USA
    Jun 01, 2024, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
    Iowa City, 1019 E Washington St, Iowa City, IA 52240, USA
    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.
  • Long Project Check in this Saturday, May 25th at 1pm!
    Long Project Check in this Saturday, May 25th at 1pm!
    Sat, May 25
    Iowa City
    May 25, 2024, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
    Iowa City, 1019 E Washington St, Iowa City, IA 52240, USA
    May 25, 2024, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
    Iowa City, 1019 E Washington St, Iowa City, IA 52240, USA
    PorchLight is happy to offer the "Long Project Check-in." Join us on the fourth Saturday of every month from 1-2:30pm. Anyone working on a long (30+ pgs.) writing project of any creative writing genre is welcome. Join us in person at Porchlight!
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