- Sunday | January 15, 2017
- 7:00 pm
- Englert Theatre, 221 E. Washington St., Iowa City
On January 15t, Martin Luther King Jr.’s actual birthday, the Writers Resist Project is holding more than 75 planned readings across the country to celebrate a different aspect of his legacy: that of resistance.
In Iowa City, the Iowa Writers’ House and Iowa City UNESCO City of Literature have partnered to organize the event at the Englert Theatre. Writers involved include Iowa’s current Poet Laureate and BEI Emeritus Fellow, Mary Swander; director of the International Writing Program, Christopher Merrill; singer-songwriter Iris DeMent; founder of the Climate Narrative Project, Jeff Biggers; University of Iowa theatre arts associate professor, Lisa Schlesinger and frequent LV contributor Kembrew McLeod. After the event, at 4 p.m., attendees are invited to join the readers in a gathering at The Mill, to “continue the conversation and provide a forum for others hoping to share their work,” according to the City of Literature website.