Writers Reading

The Geisler Library Writers Reading Series was established in 1987 to promote an appreciation of books and their authors. The series features locally, nationally and internationally known writers reading and discussing their fiction and/or nonfiction works.

Past guests have included such writers as Maxine Kumin, Sabina Murray, Ethan Canin, Marilynne Robinson, Ted Kooser, Robert Dana, Jane Hirshfield, Patricia Hampl, Richard Powers, James Alan McPherson, Terry Tempest Williams, Kay Ryan and Naomi Shahib Nye as well as Central College faculty and students.

Readings are free and open to the public. Please join us!

For information about Writers Reading, please contact Kyle Winward at 641-628-5220.


April 14, 2021 —Taylor Brorby

7:30 p.m., Zoom

Taylor Brorby is an award-winning essayist and poet. His work has been featured in North American Review, Orion, The Huffington Post, and he has been interviewed about his work on NPR. He is a contributing editor at North American Review and the author of Crude: Poems, Coming Alive: Action and Civil Disobedience, and co-editor of Fracture: Essays, Poems, and Stories on Fracking in America. Taylor is at work on three separate memoirs that involve environmentalism, queerness, and disability and will read from these at our event.




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