Merrill to read from new book Sept. 20

Christopher Merrill, director of the University of Iowa International Writing Program, will read from his new nonfiction book, The Tree of the Doves: Ceremony, Expedition, War, during the Sept. 19–22 live literary streams at His reading will originate in a free event at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 20, in Prairie Lights Books.

Other 7 p.m. streamed events from Prairie Lights that week—each one featuring UI-connected writers—will be:

  • UI Writers’ Workshop alumnus Alexander Maksik reading from his novel, You Deserve Nothing, on Monday, Sept. 19.
  • Workshop alumnus Justin Torres reading from his buzz-generating debut novel, We the Animals, on Wednesday, Sept. 21.
  • L.S. Klatt, co-winner of the 2010 Iowa Poetry Prize for Cloud of Ink, published by the UI Press, and poet/essayist Devin Johnston reading from their work Thursday, Sept. 22.

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