March 29, 2018 - 7:00pm
Prairie Lights

Lan Samantha Chang, Director of the University of Iowa’s Writers’ Workshop  and Nan Cohen, Poetry Director of the Napa Valley Writers’ Conference, will read from their recent work.

Lan Samantha Chang's fiction has appeared in Atlantic Monthly, Story and The Best American Short Stories. She is the author of the award-winning books Hunger and Inheritance, and the novel All Is Forgotten, Nothing Is Lost. She is the recipient of Wallace Stegner and Truman Capote fellowships at Stanford University and of a Guggenheim Fellowship.  "Lan Samantha Chang sees deeply into her characters, right down to their souls, and she wields her intelligence with the compassion of a master.” —Scott Spencer, author of Endless Love

Nan Cohen is the author of two collections of poetry, Rope Bridge and Unfinished City. She was a Stegner Fellow and a Jones Lecturer in Poetry at Stanford University and has received fellowships and awards from the National Endowment for the Arts and The Rona Jaffe Foundation. “By undertaking one of our greatest and abiding symbols, The Tower of Babel, Nan Cohen confidently asserts we speak our histories and lives in the bright language of poetry and in the dazzling prophecies of our songs.”—Major Jackson, author of Holding Company