Simmons Short Fiction winner Rolnick to read Oct. 27

Iowa Writers’ Workshop alumnus Josh Rolnick, winner of the John Simmons Short Fiction Award from the University of Iowa Press, will be among the writers featured on the Writing University website ( live literary streams from Prairie Lights Books Monday–Saturday, Oct. 24-29.

The upcoming readings include:

  • Writers’ Workshop alumnus Stuart Nadler will read from The Book of Life, his new short-story collection, at 7 p.m., Monday, Oct. 24.
  • Poet Adam Fell, a workshop alumnus who teaches at Edgewood College, will be joined by fellow Madison, Wis., poet Matthew Guenette in a reading at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 26.
  • Rolnick will read from his award-winning Pulp and Paper at 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 27.
  • Best-selling author Colson Whitehead will read from Zone One at 7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 28.
  • Buzz Alexander will read from Is William Martinez Not Our Brother? Twenty Years of the Prison Creative Arts Project at 10 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 29.

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