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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.

POSTPONED: Who We Are, Where We've Been: The Burmese Community in Waterloo and Cedar Falls

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED AND WILL BE RESCHEDULED.

Two short documentaries, followed by a short presentation and a panel discussion with local Burmese residents, will highlight the background to the arrival in Wateroo and Cedar Falls of a large Burmese refugee community and their adjustment to life in the United States.

Jack Smith Fiction Reading

Jack Smith’s most current work of fiction is Icon, published by Serving House Books in 2014. His satirical novel Hog to Hog won the 2007 George Garrett Fiction Prize and was published by Texas Review Press in 2008. He has published stories in a number of literary magazines, including Southern ReviewNorth American ReviewTexas ReviewX-ConnectIn Posse Review, and Night Train. His creative writing book,Write and Revise for Publication: A 6-Month Plan for Crafting an Exceptional Novel and Other Works of Fiction , was published in 2013 by Writer's Digest Books. In addition to his writing, Smith co-edits The Green Hills Literary Lantern, an online literary magazine published by Truman State University.

Jeff Rice: "Craft Terroir"

A craft terroir, following the logic of craft culture in general, might include a network of relationships and ideas that shape an understanding or sensibility of place as well as what comes from a specific place. Jeff Rice will discuss a specific type of craft terroir, that of craft beer, and in particular, how a craft terroir of beer works from the logic of networks. Digital networks. Emotional networks. Personal networks. Networks of taste. Beginning with Russian River's famed Pliny the Elder Double IPA, he explores how all of these items contribute to a craft terroir ordering and classification of place.

Final Thursday Series: Grant Tracey

Grant Tracey is the author of several collections of fiction including Lovers & Strangers and Playing Mac: A Novella in Two Acts. A longtime fiction editor of the North American Review, Tracey has also written and directed the play According to Chelsea. Open mic signup is at 7p.m. Share your best five minutes of original poetry, fiction or creative nonfiction. The featured author takes the stage at 8 p.m.

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