Live From Prairie Lights

"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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  • CANCELED -RACHEL COX

    April 10, 2020 - 7:00pm

    Prairie Lights

    This event has been canceled. 

    Program Head of Photography at the University of Iowa Rachel Cox will talk about and show images from Shiny Ghost. With poignant humour and sensibility, a photographer captures the essence of her grandmother’s last days—an intimate portrait of the tumultuous yet deep connection shared between the two women.

    Rachel Cox has exhibited her work in the U.S. and abroad having recently been included in exhibitions at The Belfast International Photography Festival, Photo London, Format Photography Festival, and Foto Mexico. She has an upcoming solo exhibition at the Des Moines Art Center opening October of 2020. Photographs from Cox’s monograph Shiny Ghost have been collected and exhibited in museums such as The Musee del'Elysee in Switzerland, Baijia Art Museum in Nanjing, China, and Museo Amparo, Puebla, Mexico. Images from Shiny Ghost have been published in Vice Magazine, The Guardian, The Huffington Post, and The British Journal of Photography. She teaches at University of Iowa and lives in Iowa City.