Wednesday, October 23, 2013

In a special event sponsored by the University of Iowa Nonfiction Writing Program, Eliot Weinberger will read from and talk about his work at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, in a free reading at Prairie Lights Books in downtown Iowa City. The reading also will be streamed live on the University of Iowa Writing University website.

Weinberger is a celebrated essayist and translator. He won PEN's first Gregory Kolovakos Award for promoting Hispanic literature in the United States, and he is America's first literary writer to receive Mexico's Order of the Aztec Eagle. He has translated the works of Octavio Paz, Vicente Huidobro, Bei Dao, and Jorge Luis Borges. Weinberger’s books of essays include An Elemental Thing and Oranges & Peanuts for Sale. He has been nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award for Criticism.

The Nonfiction Writing Program, part of the Department of English, is part of the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all UI-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to attend this reading, call Jan Weissmiller at Prairie Lights in advance at 319-337-2681.

For a UI arts calendar and details about upcoming events visit the Arts Iowa website.