Friday, April 3

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  5:00 p.m.
  Discerning Eye

LIT WALK: The Iowa Review + UIowa Press

Venue: Discerning Eye

Date: Friday, April 3

Doors: 5:00 p.m.


* The Iowa Review/UIowa Press @ Discerning Eye

* Iowa Writers' House/Nomadic Press @ White Rabbit

* Subtituladxs @ Yacht Club

* Iowa Youth Writing Project @ Beadology

Admission: FREE and open to the public


Founded in 1970 and edited by faculty, students, and staff from the renowned writing and literature programs at the University of Iowa, The Iowa Review takes advantage of this rich environment for literary collaboration to create a worldwide conversation among those who read and write contemporary literature.

Established in 1969, the University of Iowa Press is an academic publisher of poetry, short fiction, and creative nonfiction.

Featured Writers

Brittany Borghi

Brittany Borghi is a graduate of the Nonfiction Writing Program at the University of Iowa. Her journalism has been broadcast by CNN, ABC, and CBS, and her essays have been published by The Iowa Review and Entropy. She grew up in western Pennsylvania and currently teaches Rhetoric at the University of Iowa.

Loren Glass

Loren Glass is Professor of English at the University of Iowa. His most recent book is Rebel Publisher: Grove Press and the Revolution of the Word (Seven Stories Press). His 33 1/3 volume on Carole King’s Tapestry will be published in Spring 2021.

Julie Hanson

Julie Hanson is the author of Unbeknownst (University of Iowa Press, 2011), Iowa Poetry Prize winner and 2012 Kate Tufts Discovery Award finalist, and the newly released collection, The Audible and the Evident (Ohio University Press, February,2020), selected by Maggie Smith for the Hollis Summers Poetry Prize. Her work has earned fellowships, grants, and awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Vermont Studio Center, the West Chester University Conference on Narrative and Form, New Ohio Review, The Cincinnati Review, and publication in The Iowa Review, Poetry Daily, Michigan Quarterly Review, Meridian, Volt, Diode, and other journals, and, in October of 2018, ”Long Dance, Slow Revolution” (from Unbeknownst) toured Eastern Iowa as spoken word accompaniment to a new musical composition in the Red Cedar Chamber Music 2018 fall concert series. Julie’s poems appear in recent and forthcoming issues of Smartish Pace, New Ohio Review,, Under a Warm Green Linden, Plume, and Bat City Review. Julie holds an M.F.A. in poetry from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. She lives in Cedar Rapids, Iowa with her husband, Richard, and their ever-expanding gardens. Her happiest and most fulfilling period of paid employment was as a bookseller at New Bo Books during the early developmental stages of the New Bohemia district, and so she was thrilled to be called on from time to time during the store’s ownership transition to Next Page Books.

Robin Hemley

Robin Hemley is an international writer, who has published a dozen books as well as essays and short stories around the world. He is the Founder and past President of NonfictioNOW, the leading international conference for literary nonfiction. He directed The Nonfiction Writing Program at The University of Iowa from 2004-2013 and is a Professor Emeritus at The University of Iowa. A past Vice President of AWP, past Faculty Chair of the low-residency MFA Program at Vermont College (now Vermont College of Fine Arts) he is currently The Director of the Writing Program and Writers’ Centre at Yale-NUS College in Singapore, Professor of Humanities and Writer-in-Residence. He is likewise a Distinguished Visiting Professor at RMIT College in Melbourne, a Contributing Editor of The Iowa Review, and a Senior Editor of Panorama: the Journal of Intelligent Travel. He is currently a board member of NonfictioNOW and The Asia Pacific Writers and Translators Association (APWT), and previously served as a member of the Iowa City Unesco City of Literature Board. He has won many awards for his writing, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, three Pushcart Prizes in both fiction and nonfiction, The Nelson Algren Award for Fiction from the Chicago Tribune, The Independent Press Book Award, the Governor’s Award from the State of Washington, and many others, including residencies at The Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, The MacDowell Colony, Varuna Writers Centre, The Bogliasco Foundation, The Hermitage, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and others.

He regularly gives writing workshops in fiction and nonfiction around the world. With the writer Xu Xi, he organizes writing retreats and workshops through Authors at Large.

More Featured Writers TBA. Check back for updates.

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