The Geisler Library Writers Reading Series was established in 1987 to promote an appreciation of books and their authors. The series features locally, nationally and internationally known writers reading and discussing their fiction and/or nonfiction works.. Past guests have included such writers as Maxine Kumin, Sabina Murray, Ethan Canin, Marilynne Robinson, Ted Kooser, Robert Dana, Jane Hirshfield, Patricia Hampl, Richard Powers, James Alan McPherson, Terry Tempest Williams, and Kay Ryan as well as Central College faculty and students. In cooperation with the Central College Book Store, copies of authors' works are made available for purchase. Readings are free and open to the public. Join us! For information about Writers Reading, contact Natalie Hutchinson, Director of the Geisler Library Writers Reading Program. (641-628-5220, firstname.lastname@example.org)
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September 13, 2012
7:30 pm, Cox-Snow Recital Hall
Conor Grennan reads from his book Little Princes, this fall’s common reading for the class of 2016. Mr. Grennan left his position with the East West Institute in 2004 to travel the world, during which time he volunteered in the Little Princes Children’s Home in the village of Godawari, Nepal. When he learned that the children in the home were not orphans, but were in fact trafficked, he moved to Kathmandu, Nepal, and started Next Generation Nepal, a nonprofit organization dedicated to reconnecting trafficked children with their families.
October 18, 2012
7:15 pm, Graham Annex
Novela Carpenter reads from her book Farm City: The Education of an Urban Farmer. Ms. Carpenter, a freelance journalist and food writer, chronicles her adventures in developing GhostTown Farm in her backyard in Oakland, California. This reading will be given in conjunction with Central’s All Around the World From Iowa dinner, which will feature foods from a number of countries, made with as many Iowa-sourced ingredients as possible. (To make a reservation for the dinner, which begins at 6:00 pm, please contact Treva Reimer at 628-5334.)
November 15, 2012
7:30 pm, Geisler Library Reading Room
Iowa Poet Laureate Mary Swander reads from her work. Ms. Swander is a nationally and internationally known award-winning author of non-fiction, poetry, drama, and journalism. Her latest book is a hand-printed, collection of stories called How I Got my Dog. She is best known for her memoirs Out of This World: A Journey of Healing and The Desert Pilgrim: En Route to Mysticism and Miracles, and her poetry collection Driving the Body Back. Her work has appeared in the New York Times Magazine, The New Republic, U.S.A. Today and NPR radio. She has received a Whiting Award, a National Endowment for the Arts grant, and two Ingram Merrill awards.
November 29, 2012
7:30 pm, Geisler Library Reading Room
Rob Dillard, host of Iowa Public Radio’s Being in Iowa series, plays excerpts of his work and discusses the challenges of writing for radio. Mr. Dillard joined IPR in 2001 as host of Morning Edition and moved to reporting in 2007. Being in Iowa has taken him around the state shining light on small segments of the population, including Muslims, military veterans, Latinos and the physically disabled. The series has won awards from the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) and Northwest Broadcast News Association (NBNA).
January 24, 2013
7:30 pm, Geisler Library Reading Room
Poet and Central alumna Sara Perez reads from her work. Ms. Perez holds an MFA from Iowa State University, and has taught at Des Moines Area Community College.
February 21, 2013
7:30 pm, Geisler Library Reading Room
Dr. Walter Cannon, Professor of English at Central College. reads from his work. In addition to scholarly work on Shakespeare in performance and performance history, Dr. Cannon has published poetry in a variety of journals and literary reviews—Sidewalks, Flyway, Slant, Mid-America Poetry Review, Icarus International, Nimrod, The Blue Earth Review, Water-Stone Review, and The Turtle Quarterly. He has been first prize winner for the annual Lyrical Iowa contest and semi-finalist for the Emily Dickinson Prize.
March 21, 2013
7:30 pm, Cox Snow Recital Hall
Author Scott Russell Sanders reads from his work. Mr. Sanders is the author of twenty books of fiction and nonfiction, including A Private History of Awe and A Conservationist Manifesto. Among his honors are the Lannan Literary Award, the John Burroughs Essay Award, the Mark Twain Award, the Cecil Woods Award for Nonfiction, and fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. In 2012 he was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is a Distinguished Professor Emeritus of English at Indiana University, where he taught from 1971 to 2009.
April 18, 2013
7:30 pm, Geisler Library Reading Room
Poet Brian Turner reads from his work. Mr. Turner is the author of two poetry collections, Phantom Noise and Here, Bullet, which won the 2005 Beatrice Hawley Award, the New York Times “Editor's Choice” selection, the 2006 Pen Center USA "Best in the West" award, and the 2007 Poets Prize, among others. Mr. Turner served seven years in the US Army, including one year as an infantry team leader in Iraq. Prior to that, he was deployed to Bosnia-Herzegovina 1999-2000. His poetry has been published in Poetry Daily and The Georgia Review, as well as in the Voices in Wartime Anthology published in conjunction with the feature-length documentary film of the same name. Mr. Turner was also featured in Operation Homecoming, a unique documentary that explores the firsthand accounts of American servicemen and women through their own words.
Spring semester 2011 writers' visits were supported by a generous grant from Humanities Iowa and the National Endowment for the Humanities.
- Award-winning medical writer and editor Harriet Washington read from her best-selling book Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present. In her work, Dr. Washington focuses mainly upon bioethics, the history of medicine, African American health issues, and the intersection of medicine, ethics and culture. Medical Apartheid, the first social history of medical research with African Americans, won the National Book Critics Circle Nonfiction Award and a PEN award, and was chosen as one of Publishers’ Weekly Best Books of 2006.
- Poet Louis Jenkins read from his collected poems and new work. Mr. Jenkins’ poems have been published in a number of literary magazines and anthologies. His most recent books areNorth of the Cities(2007), European Shoes(2008) and Before You Know It: Prose Poems 1970-2005 (2009). Mr. Jenkins has read his poetry on A Prairie Home Companion and has been featured on The Writers Almanac. He has also worked with Mark Rylance, actor and former director of the Globe Theatre, on a stage production titledNice Fish!,which is based on Mr. Jenkins' poems.
- Mystery writer Shirley Damsgaard read from the most recent book in her Ophelia and Abby series,The Seventh Witch. This popular mystery series (described as “cozy mysteries that aren’t too cozy”) has charmed readers across the country. The author, who resides in a small town in Iowa, has published numerous short stories in addition to this well-received paranormal mystery series. (In collaboration with the Pella Public Library)
- Dr. Ralph Savarese, Associate Professor of English at Grinnell College, read from his poems and essays. Dr. Savarese is the author of Reasonable People: A Memoir of Autism and Adoption, whichNewsweekcalled a “real life love story and a passionate manifesto for the rights of people with neurological disabilities.” It won the Independent Publishers Gold Medal in the category of health/medicine/nutrition, and a chapter was selected as a “notable essay” in the Best American Essays series of 2004. Dr. Savarese teaches American literature, creative writing, and disability studies at Grinnell College.
- Keith Ratzlaff, winner of the Anhinga Poetry Prize and Professor of English at Central College, read from his work. Mr. Ratzlaff’s debut collection,Man Under a Pear Tree,gained national recognition.Dubious Angels, published in 2006, is a remarkable volume based solely on the drawings and paintings of Paul Klee. Mr. Ratzlaff’s poems and reviews have appeared inPoetry Northwest,Georgia Review,New England Review,Threepenny Review,Colorado ReviewandNorth American Review.
- Writer Naomi Shihab Nye read from her short story collectionThere Is No Long Distance Nowand new volume of poetry,Transfer. Born to a Palestinian father and an American mother, Ms. Nye grew up in St. Louis, Jerusalem, and San Antonio. Drawing on her Palestinian-American heritage, the cultural diversity of her home in Texas, and her experiences traveling in Asia, Europe, Canada, Mexico, Central and South America and the Middle East, Ms. Nye uses her writing to attest to our shared humanity. Her writing has won many prizes and awards, including a Lavan Award from the Academy of American Poets and four Pushcart Prizes. Her collection of poems19 Varieties of Gazellewas a finalist for the National Book Award.
- Creative nonfiction writer Clint McCown read from his work. Mr. McCown has published novels, poetry, and three volumes of poems. He has recently completed a fourth book of fiction, an historical novel titled Haints. He has twice won the American Fiction Prize and has received three nominations for the Pulitzer Prize. As a journalist, Mr. McCown received the Associated Press Award for Documentary Excellence for his investigations of organized crime and political corruption. He has worked as a screenwriter for Warner Bros., as a creative consultant for HBO television, and as an actor for the National Shakespeare Company. He has edited several national literary magazines, including theBeloit Fiction Journal, which he founded in 1984 and ran for twenty years. Mr. McCown currently teaches in the creative writing program at Virginia Commonwealth University.
Spring semester 2011 writers' visits were supported by a generous grant from Humanities Iowa and the National Endowment for the Humanities, as well as the generosity of the Central College Inaugural Year Team.
- Novelist Mary Helen Stefaniak read from her book The Cailiffs of Baghdad, Georgia.
- Journalist Bryan Mealer read from his bookThe Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, which was the common reading for the class of 2014.
- Poet Ellen Bryant Voigt read from her collected work.
- Dr. Walter Cannon, Professor of English at Central College, read his poetry.
- Dr. Robert Leonard, creative writer and Special News Editor for KNIA/KRLS radio of Knoxville/Pella, read from his bookYellow Cab.
- Essayist John D'Agata read from his bookAbout a Mountain.
- Memoirist Alexandra Fuller read selections from her work.
- Environmental writer and activist Terry Tempest Williams read from her work.
Spring 2010 writers were supported by a generous grant from Humanities Iowa and the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Friends of Central Arts.
- Kyoko Nakajima read from Jochu-tan, her recent collection of three novellas.
- Sonia Nazario, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, read from her award-winning bookEnrique’s Journey.
- John Price read from his memoirMan Killed By Pheasant.
- Keith Ratzlaff, winner of the Anhinga Poetry Prize and Professor of English at Central College, read fromthen, a thousand crows, his most recent book of poems.
- Joshua Dolezal, creative writer and Central College Assistant Professor of English, read from new essays and poems.
- Kay Ryan, U.S. Poet Laureate, read from her newest collectionThe Best of It: New and Selected Poems.
- Nancy Carlson, noted children’s author/illustrator, read from her work and discussed the writing/illustrating process in children’s literature.
- The poets of the Central College Advanced Poetry Class read from their semester’s work. Each poet read from the book that he or she created in partnership with a Central College art student.
Spring 2009 writers were supported by a generous grant from Humanities Iowa and the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Friends of Central Arts, and the Central College Theatre Department.
- Beverly Rivera Davis, journalist and biographer, read from her award-winning biographyDavid and Liz: Dancing Through Love.
- Richard Powers, winner of the 2006 National Book Award, read selections from works in progress. This program was made possible by the Patricia Naour Distinguished Visiting Writer Program.
- Rick Campbell read from his newest book of poems,Dixmont.
- Nahid Rachlin read from her memoir,Persian Girls.
- Joe Plum, award-winning poet in the oral tradition, spoke poems from a variety of his works.
- Jon Berry, playwright, read from a variety of his works.
- Patricia Hampl read from her memoirThe Florist’s Daughterand other works.
- Jann Freed, Professor of Business Management and Mark & Kay DeCook Chair in Character & Leadership Development at Central College, read from her workDaring to Be.
- Dr. Danielle Ofri read from her book of essaysIncidental Findings: Lessons From My Patients on the Art of Medicine and other works.
Spring 2008 writers were supported by a generous grant from Humanities Iowa and the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Friends of Central Arts, Pella Community High School, and the Central College Theatre Department.
- Jonathan Franzen, critically acclaimed author, read from his essays inThe Discomfort Zone: A Personal Historyand from his international best selling novelThe Corrections. This program was made possible by the Patricia Naour Distinguished Visiting Writer Program.
- Lory Wallfisch, Romanian-born pianist and Professor Emerita of Music at Smith College, read from her new translation of eminent Romanian composer Pascal Bentoiu'sEnescu's Masterworks.
- Shirin Zubair, Central College Visiting Fulbright Scholar, read and discussed Pakistani women's diaries and poetry.
- James McKean, poet and essayist, read from his memoirHome Stand: Growing Up in Sports.
- Katie Orazem, Ames (IA) High senior and winner of the prestigious Davidson Institute for Talen Development scolarship poet and essayist, read from "After Elegies", her portfolio of poems, essays, and short stories.
- Glenn Freeman, winner of the Elixir Press Poetry Prize, read from his new collectionKeeping the Tigers Behind Us.
- Philip Webber, Professor of German at Central College, read from his new bookZoar in the Civil War.
- Keith Ratzlaff, winner of the Anhinga Poetry Prize and Professor of English at Central College, read from new works.
- Debra Marquart, creative writer, read from her memoirThe Horizontal World: Growing up Wild in the Middle of Nowhere.
- Sharon Olds, winner of the National Book Critics' Circle Award, reads from her collectionStrike Sparks: Selected Poems 1980-2002andO Western Wind.
- James Alan McPherson, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for his short story collectionElbow Roomand the first African American to receive the award, read from his works.
- Central College Advanced Poetry Class members read from their work.
Spring 2007 writers were supported by a generous grant from Humanities Iowa and the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Friends of Central Arts, Pella Community High School, the Central College Theatre Department, and the Patricia Naour Distinguished Visiting Writer Program.
- Rekha Basu, award-winning columnist for the Des Moines Register, read and discussed her essays.
- Lan Samantha Chang, award-winning fiction writer and new director of the Iowa Writers' Workshop, read from her novelInheritance.
- 18th Century German Poetry and Music:An das Klavier (To the Clavichord)poems with music by Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach. Poetry read by Michael Herrick in the original German with English translations, and rondos and fantasias played on clavichord by Carol lei Breckenridge, Central College's Joan Farver Professor of Music.
- Mimi Khalvati, member of the International Writers' Workshop at the University of Iowa, read from her collectionThe Chineand other new works.
- Jon Witt, Central College Associate Professor of Sociology, read and discussed his new bookThe Big Picture: A Sociology Primer. Witt cuts to the core of the sociological perspective on how our actions shape the world around us and how we are shaped by the worlds we live in.
- Joshua Dolezal, creative writer and Central College Assistant Professor of English, read from new essays and poems.
- Carol Bly, critically acclaimed essayist and creative fiction writer, performed a short story from her repertoire.
- Ruth David, Kindertransport youth, read and discussed her memoirChild of Our Time: A Young Girl's Flight From the Holocaust.
- Robert Dana, Iowa Poet Laureate and winner of the Anhinga Prize, reads from his collectionMorning of the Red Admiralsand other new work.
- Jane Hirshfield, distinguished American poet, essayist and translator, read from her new collectionAfter,and fromGiven Sugar, Given Salt(finalist for the National Critics Circle Award).
- Garvice Brannon, Eric Davis and Nate Forsythe, Central College graduating poets read from their works.
Spring 2006 writers were supported by a generous grant from Humanities Iowa and the National Endowment for the Humanities, Friends of Central Arts and Pella Community High School.
- Marilynne Robinson, winner of the 2005 Pulitzer Prize and National Critics Circle Award, read from her new novel,Gilead. This program was made possible by the Patricia Naour Distinguished Visiting Writer Program.
- Lavonne Mueller, internationally acclaimed playwright, along with a cast of Central College students, read and discussed selections from her Off-Broadway productionsHotel Splendidand9/11. Mueller was Central's 2005 Woodrow Wilson Foundation Visiting Fellow.
- Donald Harstad, nationally acclaimed crime/mystery writer read from his latest thrillerA Long December.
- Jennifer New, writer and teacher, read from her best selling bookDrawing from Life: The Journal as Art.
- Keith Ratzlaff, winner of the Anhinga Prize for Poetry and Central College Professor of English, read fromDubious Angelsand other new works.
- Ted Kooser, U S Poet Laureate, read from his Pulitzer Prize winning collectionDelights & Shadowsand other works. Kooser is a major poetic voice and the first National Poet Laureate from the Great Plains.
- Jeffrey Thomson, Academy of American Poets Prize winner, read from his new collectionRenovationand other works.
- Richard Terrill, award winning poet and essayist, read from his new collectionComing Late to Rachmaninoffand creative nonfiction works.
- U Sam Oeur, celebrated Cambodian poet, with award-winning poet and translator Ken McCullough, read from Oeur's memoirCrossing Three Wildernesses, a breathtaking and haunting portrait of the people, myths and traditions of Cambodia before, during and after the devastating reign of Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge.
- Central College Advanced Poetry Students read from their new works.
Spring 2005 writers were supported by a generous grant from Humanities Iowa and the National Endowment for the Humanities.
- Charles Baxter, nationally acclaimed novelist, read fromFeast of Love, Saul & Patsyand other works. Program made possible by the Patricia Naour Distinguished Visiting Writer Program.
- Robert Wolf, essayist, playwright, and winner of the Sigma Delta Chi Award for Radio Broadcasting, read fromAn American Mosaic.
- Emily Wilson, poet and Visiting Faculty Member at the University of Iowa Writers Workshop, read fromThe Keep.
- Curtis Bauer, Winner of the John Ciardi Prize for Poetry and Central College Graduate, read fromFence Line.
- Anya Butt, Central College Assistant Professor of Environmental Science, read translations from her family memoir6000 Kilometer Sehnsucht [Six-thousand Kilometers Yearning].
- James Galvin, acclaimed poet and faculty member at the University of Iowa Writers Workshop read fromX: poemsand other works.
- Emily Lupita Plum, poet and Central College graduate, read fromWater and Stone: A Story in Poetry from Japanand other new poems.
- Sabina Murray, novelist and Pen/Faulkner Award Winner, read fromCarnivore's InquiryandThe Caprices.
- Billy Collins, former US Poet Laureate, read fromSailing Alone Around the Roomand other works. Program made possible through a collaboration with Pella High School, the Des Moines Poetry Festival and Central College with special funds from Pella Corporation, Humanities Iowa and the National Endowment for the Humanities.
2003-04 Series--Celebrating Central College's Sesquicentennial
- Stephen Corey, Poet and Associate Editor of The Georgia Review read fromGreatest Hitsand other new poems.
- Maxine Kumin, Pulitzer Prize Winning Poet, Essayist and Novelist read from her new poetry collectionThe Long Marriage.
- Roderic Ai Camp, Renowned Mexicanist and author of twenty books read fromMexico's Mandarins: Crafting a Power Elite for the 21st Century.
- Robert Schanke, Theatre Scholar and Biographer read fromThat Furious Lesbian: the Story of Mercedes de AcostaandWomen in Turmoil: Six Plays by Mercedes de Acosta.
- James Autry, Mississippi Writer and Businessman read fromNights Under a Tin Roofand other poems.
- Keith Ratzlaff, Iowa Poet and Central College Professor of English read new works.
- Lynne Sharon Schwartz, Novelist, Poet, Non-fiction writer and Visiting Woodrow Wilson Scholar read fromRuined By Reading: A Life in Booksand other works.
- Mary Swander, winner of the Whiting Award and Distinguished Professor of English at Iowa State University, read from her new memoirThe Desert Pilgrim.
- Central College Advanced Poetry students read from their new works.
- John Smolens, critically acclaimed novelist and professor of English at Northern Michigan University, read from his literary thriller,Cold.
- Ethan Canin, renowned novelist and teacher at the Iowa Writers Workshop, read from his new novelCarry Me Across the Water.
- R. McKenna Brown, Professor of Spanish and Director of the International Studies Program at Virginia Commonwealth University, read his translations of Pedro Gonza'les'sThe Dry Season: Q'anjob'al Maya Poems.
- Todd Davis, poet and Writer in Residence at Iowa State University, read from his new collectionRipe.
- Jonene Bichel Van Meter, Central College graduate and poet, read from her new works.
- Joyce Sutphen, winner of Poetry Magazine's Teitjen Prize, the Loft-McKnight Poetry Award and Professor of creative writing at Gustavus Adolphus, read fromComing Back to the Body.
- Rebecca Wee, winner of the Hayden Curruth Poetry Prize and professor of writing at Augustana College, read fromUncertain Grace.
- Walter Cannon, Professor of English at Central College and poet, along with members of the Poetry Writing class, read from their new works.
- Robert Schultz, poet, novelist and Professor of English at Luther College, read poetry fromWinter in Edenand excerpts from his novel,The Madhouse Nudes.
- Kevin Stein, award winning poet and Professor of English at Bradley University, read from his new collectionChance Ransom.
- Catherine Rosemurgy, award winning poet and Assistant Professor of English at Northwest Missouri State University, read from her new collectionMy Favorite Apocalypse.
- Larry Baker, novelist, house detective, sports writer, drive-in movie theater manager, and former Iowa City zoning commission member, read from his acclaimed novelFlamingo Rising.
- Joe Plum, award-winning poet in the oral tradition, said poems from his collectionPortage of the Soul. This program was made possible by a grant from the Iowa Arts Council.
- Ray Young Bear, nationally acclaimed poet, fiction writer and essayist from the Meskwaki community in Tama read from his new poetry collectionThe Rock Island Hiking Club.
- Debra Marquart, fiction writer, poet, Rock and Roll musician and Assistant Professor of English at Iowa State University, read from her short story collectionThe Hunger Boneand from her forthcoming poetry collection.
- Members of the Central College Advanced Poetry Class read from their works.
- Robert Dana, distinguished Iowa poet and winner of the Delmore Schwartz Memorial Award, read fromSummer.
- Donald Caswell, Kansas City poet, teacher, newspaper writer, and currently the director of communications for the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, Iron Ship Builders, Blacksmiths, Forgers and Helpers, read from3-Legged Dog.
- Keith Ratzlaff, award-winning poet and member of the Central College English faculty, read from new work. Ratzlaff is the winner of the Anhinga Prize for Poetry and author of 4 chapbooks and 2 poetry collections.
- Walter Cannon, Central College Professor of English, read new and selected poems.
- Marvin Bell, Poet Laureate of Iowa and long-time teacher at the Iowa Writer's Workshop, read fromNightworks: Poems 1962-2000.
- Barbara Robinette Moss, winner of the William Faulkner Creative Writing Award, read from her stunning memoirChange Me into Zeus's Daughter.
- Marilynne Robinson, award winning essayist and faculty member at the Iowa Writers Workshop, read fromThe Death of Adam: Essays on Modern Thoughtand her acclaimed novelHousekeeping
- Don Morrill, winner of the Midlist Press poetry prize, read fromAt the Bottom of the Skyand new works
- Lovell Beaulieu, Des Moines Register editorial writer, read and discussed his essays on American politics and society
- Don and Maxine Huffman, Central College Professors Emeriti, read and discussed their book,The New College English, published for Chinese students at Zhejiang University
- Chris Offutt, critically acclaimed author ofSame River TwiceandGood Brotherand visiting writer at the Iowa Writers Workshop, read from new short stories
- Sheryl St. Germain, award winning poet and Assistant Professor of English at Iowa State University, read fromMaking Bread at MidnightandThe Journals of Scheherazade.
- Curtis Bauer, poet and Central College graduate, read from new works and translations of the Catalan poet, Jose Maria Fonollosa
- Fern Kupfer, essayist and Professor of English at Iowa State University, read fromBefore & After Zachariahand new personal essays
- U Sam Oeur, Cambodian poet (with poet & translator Ken McCullough)Sacred Vows, U's poetic retelling of the Cambodian killing fields
- Gary Gildner, poet & Iowa Prize winner,Bunker in the Parsley Field
- Kevin Stein, poet & Professor of English at Bradley University,Bruised Paradise
- Keith Ratzlaff, winner of the Anhinga Prize for poetry & Central College Professor of English,Across the Known World
- David Williams, Central College Professor of Music,Celebrating George Enescu
- Robert Schanke, theatre historian & Central College Professor of Theatre,Passing Performances: Queer Reading of Leading Players in American Theater History
- Margaret Gibson, poet, Earth Elegy; and David McKain, non-fiction writer, new essays; Woodrow Wilson visiting scholars
- Robert Hellenga, acclaimed novelist and Professor of English at Knox College,The Fall of the Sparrow
- Ray Young Bear (Poet, Singer, Novelist)Remnants of the First Earth
- Roger Mitchell (Po