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John D’Agata, James Galvin, Elizabeth McCracken and David Hamilton reading

John D’Agata, James Galvin, Elizabeth McCracken and David Hamilton reading

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Location
Prairie Lights Bookstore
15 South Dubuque Street, Iowa City Iowa
WRITERS:

John D’Agata, a faculty member in the University of Iowa Nonfiction Writing Program, introduced¬†The Lost Origins of the Essay. The book is a companion to D’Agata’s The Next American Essay, which was published in 2002.

D’Agata is joined by Iowa Writers’ Workshop poet James Galvin, longtime Iowa Review editor David Hamilton, and Writers’ Workshop visiting faculty member Elizabeth McCracken to sample the content of this wide-ranging anthology of short nonfiction, which takes the reader from ancient Mesopotamia to classical Greece and Rome, from fifth-century Japan to 19th-century France, to modern Brazil, Germany, Barbados, and beyond.