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From the Cornfields to Calgary

“I could feel the magic building like a gathering storm. It felt as if small animals were scurrying through my veins. I knew it was going to happen soon.”

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UI grad reads from début thriller, “Killer Choice”

Previously Published in THE DAILY IOWAN on January 31, 2018.
Image Credit: Ben Smith/The Daily Iowan

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Written By Rhiana Chickering
rhiana-chickering@uiowa.edu

One day, author and University of Iowa graduate Tom Hunt was reading a news article about a man whose wife was sick. 556 more words

The Daily Iowan

Iowa Writers’ Workshop graduate Peter Heller to read from his latest novel

Previously Published in THE DAILY IOWAN on January 31, 2018.
Image Credit: Ben Smith/The Daily Iowan

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Written By Rhiana Chickering
rhiana-chickering@uiowa.edu

The new novel… 469 more words

The Daily Iowan

Happy Birthday Paul Engle

Poet, teacher, critic and best known for leading and promoting the Iowa Writers Workshop.  Kurt Vonnegut, a member of the workshop, described Engle as follows: 177 more words

Poetry

When Kurt Met Jose

“Maybe I will come to Chile, but not before I learn Spanish. There is a Chile, Indiana, incidentally, not far from my birthplace. The locals pronounce it Shy-lie, and have no idea why some people smile at that.” 1,083 more words

Chile

How Iowa is helping young people find their voice: BTN LiveBIG

It should surprise no one that we’re rather keen on writers. And when it comes to writing in the Big Ten, one university springs immediately to mind: the University of Iowa. 577 more words

LiveBIG

Thank you, Marilynne Robinson

Last weekend I spent time with my nephew who is also a writer. We talked books and the writing process. We also talked a bunch about Marilynne Robinson, and the next morning I woke with her on my mind. 85 more words