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.