University of Iowa alumni Shira Dentz and Joseph Dobrian will be featured during live literary streams (available at www.writinguniversity.org) from Prairie Lights Books Monday–Friday, Oct. 3-7.
Maggie Nelson will read from The Art of Cruelty: A Reckoning at 7 p.m., Monday, Oct. 3.
Dentz, a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, will read from her latest collection, black seeds on a white dish, which was nominated for the 2011 PEN/Joyce Osterweil Award, at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 5. She will be joined by poet Julie Carr, a University of Colorado faculty member and National Poetry Series winner who was awarded a 2011 National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship.
Joseph Dobrian, a longtime business consultant and a former Libertarian Party candidate for mayor of New York City, will read from his novel, Willie Wilden, at 7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 7.