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Languages and Literature

"Writers Talk" Poetry Reading

The "Writers Talk" Reading Series will host a poetry reading by Waterloo native Sandy Longhorn, author of the poetry collection Blood Almanac. This book won the 2005 Anhinga Prize for Poetry. Longhorn teaches at Pulaski Technical College and lives in Little Rock, Arkansas. She earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in poetry from the University of Arkansas in 2003. This event is free and open to the public.

LEAP DAY Poetry Reading

The UNI "Writers Talk" Reading Series will host a "Leap Day Poetry Reading" by poet Kim Groninga, the nonfiction editor of the North American Review. Groninga teaches composition and creative writing at UNI, and is the author of the poetry collection Other Things That Grow. This event is free and open to the public.

Fiction Reading: J. Harley McIlrath

UNI graduate J. Harley McIlrath will read from his book of short fiction Possum Trot. McIlrath is the founder and proprietor of the Cedar Falls bookstore Bought again Books. Possum Trot has been described as "wickedly funny" by author Ralph Savarese, and as "Americana as the National Resonator guitars the title story is based on" by blues musician Joe Price. This event is free and open to the public; the room is accessible.

Walt Whitman Live!!

Dr. Bill Koch  presents his one-man show, Walt Whitman Live!! in Lang Hall Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. The 60-minute show presents Whitman speaking on the poet's major themes, observations of American culture, views on Abraham Lincoln and experience with the Civil War.  Sponsored by the College of Humanities, Arts and Sciences. Free and open to the public.

6th Annual Norman Cohn Family Holocaust Remembrance and Education Lecture: "The Power of Individual Responsibility … Then and Now"

Beatrice (Westheimer) Muchman, author of Never to Be Forgotten:  A Young Girl’s Holocaust Memoir, will deliver the 6th Annual Norman Cohn Family Holocaust Remembrance and Education Lecture. Muchman’s memoir and public speaking engagements emphasize that even in the midst of unthinkable horror, the human spirit can be sustained through the power of individual responsibility. Archive material and artifacts from her family are preserved at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC. A question and answer session will follow the presentation; reception after the Q&A session at which time Muchman will sign copies of her memoir. This event is free and open to the public.  

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