We wrapped up Prairie Gold‘s Midwestern book tour at the biggest literary conference in North America. (NBD.) Here are some photos from our epic reading at Subtext Books, featuring work by Lindsay Tigue, Matthew Fogarty, Sandy Marchetti, Nancy Cook, Sarah Turner, Stephanie Schultz, John Linstrom, Michelle Menting, and Molly Rideout.

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Also, since I’m always the one taking the photos, I’m never in them. But Sandy caught a shot of me listening attentively:

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And here are a few photos from the book fair, including our author signing–all three editors united again!

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Public Appearances, Readings

AWP 2015

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The Prairie Gold book tour continues with a stop at Prairie Lights!

The reading featured nonfiction by Will Jennings and Meghan Brown, fiction by Barbara Harround, and poetry by Salvatore Marici. An audio archive is available through the University of Iowa Digital Library.

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Many thanks to AgArts for the 2014 Local Wonders Grant that helped make this event possible.

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Live from Prairie Lights

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Last week, Lance and I celebrated the release of Prairie Gold with the good people of Ames. Four of our talented contributors (Michelle Donahue, Rachel Lopez, Claire Kruesel, and Meghan Brown) read their work, so many people came out that at one point we were standing room only, delicious refreshments courtesy of a 2014 AgArts Local Wonders grant were enjoyed by all, and our dedicated audience stuck around long after the event ended (9:00 on a Friday night, mind you) to discuss literature. Plus, we sold a bunch of books.

In sum, our first Prairie Gold event was a great success!

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The College of Design was wonderful enough to loan us their amazing downtown space for the night. It’s great to be fostering connections between the literary and visual arts. Here’s our event in a news release published by the College of Design: Book Release Party Marks Start of ISU Design on Main Gallery’s Fall Programming Aug. 29.

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Public Appearances

Ames Release Party

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