Local author Aprille Clarke will read from her debut novel about time travel, romance, family, and friendships: The Case of Elena and All That Went Wrong. A time-stopping office worker, a woman receiving a full body transplant, a visitor from the nineteenth century, and dead people preserved in ice trays all inhabit the weird, fantastic, and sometimes disturbing world of The Case of Elena and All That Went Wrong!
Aprille Clarke's original fiction has appeared in Confrontation magazine and post-secondary textbooks for Heinle & Heinle/Thomson Learning. She has also written and produced many works of theater, music, and multimedia. Clarke holds a BA in Spanish from the University of Iowa and an MFA in Comparative Literature-Translation from the University of Iowa's Translation Workshop. She has worked as a translator, interpreter, teacher, instructional technology consultant, simulated patient, and volunteers with community organizations. She enjoys planning real and imaginary vacations; making music with the Family Folk Machine; documenting her family’s adventures through photos, text, and video; and finding humor in life’s daily humiliations. She lives in Iowa City with her spouse and children.