July 7, 2015 - 7:00pm
Prairie Lights

Iowa Writers’ Workshop graduates Michelle Falkoff and Paula Morris will read from their work. Michelle Falkoff will read from her Young Adult novel, Playlist for the Dead. Part mystery, part love story, and part coming-of-age tale in the vein of The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Playlist for the Dead centers around fifteen-year-old Sam’s search for the emotional source of his friend Hayden’s suicide using the clues in the playlist Hayden left for him.

Michelle Falkoff's fiction and reviews have been published in ZYZZYVA, DoubleTake, and the Harvard Review. She currently serves as Director of Communication and Legal Reasoning at Northwestern University School of Law. This is her first novel.

Paula Morris will read from her masterful new Young Adult novel, The Eternal City, a tale of gods and goddesses, thrilling romance, and mystery set in present-day Rome. For Laura Martin, a visitor to the “eternal city,” everything from the Colosseum to the Pantheon seems magical. That is, until the magic seems to turn very dark. Paula Morris is the author of Ruined, Dark Souls, Unbroken, and several award-winning novels for adults in her native New Zealand. She now lives in England with her husband.