TIR vs. "The Boring Reading," Take Two!

Lynne Nugent

Where can you find state-fair ennui, unicorn horns, $3.99 wine, The Inferno, Guatemalan place names, picadilly relish, awkward class reunions, the only Honda Civic at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, and "the small days of living"?

The latest Iowa Review!

Come get a first glimpse of our Fall 2011 issue—to be unveiled that night—and hear authors read a sampling of their work and editors share inside stories from behind the slush pile.

All the details:

August 25, 2011
7:00 p.m.
Prairie Lights Bookstore
Featured readers: Eduardo Halfon (fiction), Kim Lozano (poetry), and Jenny Zhang (fiction)

Come to the event that, last year, inspired one youthful guest to declare: "You know how readings are usually boring? That one wasn't!" (Read intern Sarah Kosch's full report on last year's reading here.)

About the readers:

Born in Guatemala City, Eduardo Halfon became a literature professor at Universidad Francisco Marroquín in Guatemala and is currently a Guggenheim Fellow. This year he will publish his tenth book of fiction. He lives in Nebraska.

Kim Lozano, a native Kansan, is a board member of the St. Louis Poetry Center and of River Styx, where she works as a contributing editor. She is an Arts in Transit Poetry in Motion winner and has poems forthcoming in The Journal.

Jenny Zhang was born in Shanghai and raised in New York. Her fiction, nonfiction, and poetry have been published in Glimmertrain, The Guardian, Diagram, and elsewhere. Her first collection of poetry, Dear Jenny, We Are All Find, will be published by Octopus Books this winter.