Upcoming and Past Events

  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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 Free Generative Writing Workshop with Chad Abushanab
    Jul 17, 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM CDT
    Iowa City, 1019 E Washington St, Iowa City, IA 52240, USA
    details to come!
  • 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!
  • Starship Somatics Worksop with Petra Kuppers
    Apr 01, 10:00 PM – 11:30 PM
    Iowa City, 1019 E Washington St, Iowa City, IA 52240, USA
    A free writing workshop with Petra Kuppers, an internationally active disability culture activist, a community performance artist, and Artistic Director of The Olimpias performance research collective.
  • Moving the Story
    Multiple Dates
    Thu, Mar 31
    PorchLight Literary Arts Center
    Mar 31, 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
    Zoom event
    Join us for January's Free Generative Writing Workshop with Caleb Rainey!
  • In the Bleak Midwinter: A Creative Reading
    Sun, Feb 20
    PorchLight Literary Arts Center
    Feb 20, 5:00 PM
    PorchLight Literary Arts Center, 1019 E Washington St, Iowa City, IA 52240, USA
    Interrupt the bleak days with this bright night; a rapid fire reading featuring Christopher Eck, Jennifer Colville, Jennifer MacBain-Stephens, David Duer, Cecile Goding, Rachel McPherson, Mackie Garrett, and Cory Hutchinson-Reuss. Masks and Vaccinations required. Refreshments will be served.
  • 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!
  • 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.