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Cropped Book Cover | Boys and Oil by Taylor Brorby | Goodreads
Aldo Leopold Distinguished Lectures @ UNI

An Evening with Taylor Brorby

Taylor Brorby will speak at UNI's Aldo Leopold Distinguished Lectures about his books, Boys and Oil: Growing Up Gay in a Fractured LandCrude, and Coming Alive.

Join us on Wednesday, October 12 at 7:00pm CST in the Lang Hall Auditorium.

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37th Annual Printers Row Lit Fest

Join NAR Editors at the 2022 Printers Row Lit Fest!

The Printers Row Lit Fest, the largest free outdoor literary showcase in the Midwest, is a community-based celebration for book lovers presented by the not-for-profit Near South Planning Board.

Join us in Chicago on September 10 and September 11 from 10am to 6pm CST. No registration is required.



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forms of creativity.

We like stories that start quickly
and have a strong narrative.

We appreciate when an essay
moves beyond the personal to
tell us something new about
the world.



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The Iowa City UNESCO City of Literature Book Fair

Join NAR staff at the 2022 Iowa City Book Festival

The Iowa City Book Festival welcomes a range of local publishers to promote and encourage the love of literature by providing opportunities for the enjoyment of every genre.

Join us in Iowa City on October 8 from 10am to 6pm CST. No registration is required.

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Discover More Poetry from Open Space

Become inspired by poetry published in Open Space over the past several years

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Discover More Fictional Work from Open Space

Rekindle your inner child by reading flash fiction published in Open Space over the past several years