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Poetry Reading by Rachel Morgan

The Writers Talk Reading Series presents a reading by poet Rachel Morgan, Department of Languages & Literatures and poetry editor for the North American Review. Morgan, originally from Tennessee, is a co-editor of Fire Under the Moon: An Anthology of Contemporary Slovene Poetry. Her work has recently appeared or is forthcoming in Crazyhorse, Fence, Denver Quarterly, Barely South, Bellevue Literary Review, Mid-American Review, DIAGRAM, Barrow Street and Hunger Mountain. She is a graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop.

Traveling Exhibit: "Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race"

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s traveling exhibition Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race examines how the Nazi leadership, in collaboration with individuals in professions traditionally charged with healing and the public good, used science to help legitimize persecution, murder, and ultimately, genocide.

Deadly Medicine explores the Holocaust’s roots in then-contemporary scientific and pseudo-scientific thought,” explains exhibition curator Susan Bachrach. “At the same time, it touches on complex ethical issues we face today, such as how societies acquire and use scientific knowledge and how they balance the rights of the individual with the needs of the larger community.”

This exhibit is part of the annual partnership between the UNI Center for Holocaust and Genocide Education and the Grout Museum District is bring a traveling exhibit to the Waterloo-Cedar Falls area dealing with the Holocaust, genocide and human rights. For information about museum hours and admission fees, visit www.groutmuseumdistrict.org or call 319-234-6357 

Christian Responses to Hitler: A Film Screening and Discussion

Christian responses to the Nazi regime reveal much about that era and raise important issues for our own times. To explore the variety and significance of these responses, this program will feature the film “Theologians under Hitler,” which tells of three noted German theologians who, to various degrees, supported Nazism.  The session will also include a panel discussion, followed by general discussion.

The March 22 program will offer, for those who are interested, additional opportunities for discussion of issues raised by this history and their relevance to today’s world.

This event is sponsored by the UNI Center for Holocaust and Genocide Education, St. Luke's Episcopal Church and the Department of Philosophy and World Religions. The event is free and open to the public.

Final Thursday Reading Series Featuring Ted Morrissey

Ted Morrissey is author of the novels An Untimely Frost  and Men of Winter. His works also include the novella Weeping with an Ancient God, Figures in Blue and many other short fictions, essays and reviews in national and international journals such as Glimmer Train Stories, Paris Transcontinental, PANK, and the Chariton Review. He is currently an adjunct lecturer in English at the University of Illinois at Springfield and an English teacher at Williamsville High School.

Now in its fourteenth season, the Final Thursday Reading Series features guest regional authors and provides a forum where local writers can share their own work. Open mic signup is at 7 p.m. and begins at 7:15 p.m. Participants may share five minutes of original poetry, fiction or creative nonfiction. The featured author takes the stage at 8 p.m. There will be a short question and answer period as time allows. Sponsored by Final Thursday Press, the Hearst Center for the Arts and the College of Humanities, Arts and Sciences. Open to the public, free of charge.

Final Thursday Reading Series Featuring Jeremy Schraffenberger

Jeremy Schraffenberger, Dept. of Languages & Literatures, is the author of the new poetry collection, The Waxen Poor. He has also published a book of poems titled Saint Joe’s Passion. His other work also appeared in Best Creative Nonfiction, Brevity, Mid-American Review, Natural Bridge, Poetry East and Prairie Schooner. His areas of interest are creative writing, American literature and literature and the environment.

Now in its fourteenth season, the Final Thursday Reading Series features guest regional authors and provides a forum where local writers can share their own work. Open mic signup is at 7 p.m. and begins at 7:15 p.m. Participants may share five minutes of original poetry, fiction or creative nonfiction. The featured author takes the stage at 8 p.m. There will be a short question and answer period as time allows. Sponsored by Final Thursday Press, the Hearst Center for the Arts and the College of Humanities, Arts and Sciences. Open to the public, free of charge.

Final Thursday Reading Series Featuring Brooke Wonders

Brooke Wonders, Dept. of Languages and Literatures, is an essayist whose work has appeared in BrevityClarkesworld and Daily Science Fiction. Her research interests include the history of creative nonfiction, experimental nonfiction, speculative and fabulist fiction in the U.S. and Latin America, and the memoir. She has also done critical work on the digital humanities and trauma theory.

Now in its fourteenth season, the Final Thursday Reading Series features guest regional authors and provides a forum where local writers can share their own work. Open mic signup is at 7 p.m. and begins at 7:15 p.m. Participants may share five minutes of original poetry, fiction or creative nonfiction. The featured author takes the stage at 8 p.m. There will be a short question and answer period as time allows. Sponsored by Final Thursday Press, the Hearst Center for the Arts and the College of Humanities, Arts and Sciences. Open to the public, free of charge.

Final Thursday Reading Series featuring Lance M. Sacknoff & Stefanie Trout Brook

Lance M. Sacknoff and Stefanie Brook Trout are the editors of Prairie Gold: An Anthology of the American Heartland. This anthology presents 68 writers’ various interpretations and appreciations of the Midwest. The book celebrates the landscape of the Midwest and its inhabitants. Sacknoff’s expertise also lies in environmental criticism with specific attention to human-environmental communication and ecosemiotics. Trout is a Midwestern writer and also a candidate in Iowa State University’s Master of Fine Arts program in Creative Writing and Environment.

Now in its fourteenth season, the Final Thursday Reading Series features guest regional authors and provides a forum where local writers can share their own work. Open mic signup is at 7 p.m. and begins at 7:15 p.m. Participants may share five minutes of original poetry, fiction or creative nonfiction. The featured author takes the stage at 8 p.m. There will be a short question and answer period as time allows. Sponsored by Final Thursday Press, the Hearst Center for the Arts and the College of Humanities, Arts and Sciences, and Cup of Joe. Open to the public, free of charge.

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