Prairie Lights

Live From Prairie Lights

Archive“Live from Prairie Lights” is an internationally known readings series, which features some of the best up-and-coming and well-established authors & poets from all over the globe. Presented before a live audience and streamed over the world wide web, this long running series brings the spoken word from the bookstore to the masses.
Most readings begin @ 7:00 p.m. Arrive early to assure yourself a seat.

The Writing University live streams many of our readings here.
The Live from Prairie Lights audio archive is available here.
Iowa City PATV has a video archive of readings located here.
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  • JANE MEAD, LARISSA SZPORLUK & HEIDI JOHANNESEN POON

    April 30, 2014 - 7:00pm

    Prairie Lights

    Writers’ Workshop graduates Jane Mead, Larissa Szporluk, and Heidi Johannesen Poon will read from their poetry. 

    Jane Mead, co-owner of Prairie Lights, will read from her new book, Money Money Money   Water Water Water: A Trilogy.  Mead is the author of three previous collections of poetry, and her poems have been published widely in anthologies and journals. She is Poet-in-Residence at Wake Forest University, and teaches in the Drew University low-residency MFA program. She lives on a ranch in California.

    Larissa Szporluk is the author of Dark Sky Question, which won the Barnard Poetry Prize; Isolato, winner of the Iowa Poetry Prize; The Wind, Master Cherry, The Wind; Embryos and Idiots; and Traffic with Macbeth. She has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, and currently teaches at Bowling Green State University.

    Heidi Johannesen Poon’s writing has been supported by Fellowships from Brown, Iowa, the MacDowell Colony, and the Virginia Commission for the Arts. She had the gift of an Irish Residency with Carlow University through the Patricia Dobler Award and published her first chapbook, The Good News of the Ground, with the Poetry Society of America. She lives in Charlottesville with her husband and son.