Iowa Poetry Association | Fall Poet & Critic Workshop

Iowa Poetry Association

IPA's Fall Workshop will be held online on Saturday, October 23. Beginning at 9:30 a.m., the workshop schedule is divided into morning and afternoon sessions with a break for lunch. The deadline for submitting poems will be September 24. Critics will prepare written critiques, which will be returned to the authors (either online or via USPS) in […]

NDSU Press Party | Book Publication Celebration

Online Reading

You are invited to the annual celebration of our authors and books published in the last twelve months. Our event is free and open to the public. Registration is required.Register to attend by March 2, 5:00 p.m. AND be in Zoom attendance in order to be eligible to win books, mugs, and bags. FEATURED AUTHORS Bonnie Larson […]

Stone House Readers’ Series | Reading with Josh Davis, Stonecoast MFA Alum & Faculty Reading

Stone House Readers' Series

STONE HOUSE READERS' SERIES | STONECOAST MFA PROGRAM FACULTY & ALUMS READING FROM THEIR WORK Event:  Stonecoast faculty member Debra Marquart will be reading with the poet and Stonecoast alum, Josh Davis, who will be reading from Reversal Spells in Blue and Black, his chapbook due out July 1 from Seven Kitchens Press. Date:  Sunday, […]

Southern Colorado University, Pueblo | Nonfiction Reading

Colorado State University, Pueblo

Iowa State University English Professor, Debra Marquart, will read from her nonfiction books--The Horizontal World and The Night We Landed on the Moon--and discuss the process of researching and writing nonfiction. Marquart will also share samples from her in-progress memoir, "How Fish Learned to Sing," which is a book about music, singing, performance, and the […]

Publishing Matters: Going from “Idea” to “Book” | Humanities North Dakota

Humanities North Dakota Bismarck, ND

Publishing Matters: Going from “Idea” to “Book” You’ve written a poem, a story, an article, a memoir, a novel.  Your family seems to like it.  Your teachers and mentors tell you that your work is good.  So, what now?  As makers of art, we must constantly keep our focus on craft and process, on improving […]

Sounding Our Place | Plymouth County Historical Museum

Plymouth County Historical Museum 335 1st Ave SW, LeMars, IA

Treasure Trove |  Word Collecting  |  Local Lore  |  Storytelling | Join Iowa Poet Laureate Debra Marquart for an afternoon of treasure trove hunting and storytelling. Plymouth County Historical Museum volunteers will lead a guided tour and uncover hidden treasures of the Museum’s collection. Participants will be invited to share stories and create more local […]

Sounding Our Place | Plymouth County Historical Museum | Area School Workshop

Plymouth County Historical Museum 335 1st Ave SW, LeMars, IA

IOWA’S POET LAUREATE DEBRA MARQUART WILL PRESENT A CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP FOR AREA STUDENTS Students and Teachers in Plymouth County Schools are invited to work in person with Iowa’s Poet Laureate. This FREE generative creative writing workshop will take place in the Plymouth County Historical Museum’s “Old Central” Gym | 335 1st Ave., SW | […]

Sounding Our Place | Burt Public Library | Writing A Life

Burt Public Library 119 Walnut Street, Burt, IA

Join Iowa Poet Laureate at the Burt Public Library for Writing a Life: a Reading, Music Performance, and Book Discussion. Date: Monday, April 11th Time: 12 - 1 PM Place: Burt Public Library | 119 Walnut Street | Burt, IA

Sounding Our Place | Jackson County Conservation | Spring Wildflowers Hike & Write

Jackson County Conservation 18670 63rd Street, Maquoketa, IA

Join Jackson County Conservation Naturalist, Tony Vorwald and Iowa Poet Laureate, Debra Marquart on a spring ephemerals walk through Prairie Creek Recreation Area. Spring wildflowers walk will be followed by a generative creative writing workshop. Saturday, April 16th | Schedule 10 AM – 12 PM Spring Wildflowers Walk Prairie Creek Recreation Area 1215 East Summit […]