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.