Coralville Center for the Performing Arts 1301 5th St, Coralville, IA 52241
with Angelo VolandesAngelo Volandes, a physician and noted expert on Advance Care Planning, discusses his book, “The Conversation: A Revolutionary Plan for End-of Life Care,” on Tuesday, Oct. 4, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts. This free community program is presented by Honoring Your Wishes, an initiative of Iowa City Hospice, whose mission is to promote a community-wide advance care planning process in which individuals’ health care preferences are discussed, documented, and honored by families, friends, and the health care community. Register for this program at www.medicine.uiowa.edu/communi
Coralville Public Library 1401 5th St, Coralville, IA 52241
with Roxane GayRoxane Gay has been named the fifth recipient of the Paul Engle Prize, presented by the Iowa City UNESCO City of Literature organization.
The prize, established in 2011, honors an individual who, like Paul Engle, represents a pioneering spirit in the world of literature through writing, editing, publishing, or teaching, and whose active participation in the larger issues of the day has contributed to the betterment of the world through the literary arts.
Gay has emerged as one of the strongest voices in American letters in her various roles as a writer, professor, editor and commentator. She is the author of the short story collection Ayiti, the novel An Untamed State, and the essay collection Bad Feminist. Her writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Best American Mystery Stories 2014, Best American Short Stories 2012, Best Sex Writing 2012, A Public Space, McSweeney’s, Tin House, Oxford American, American Short Fiction, West Branch, Virginia Quarterly Review, NOON, The New York Times Book Review, Bookforum, Time, The Los Angeles Times, The Nation, The Rumpus, Salon, and many others.
It was announced in July that Gay has been chosen as one of the writers of the forthcoming Marvel comic, “World of Wakanda.” She and the poet Yona Harvey will work on the project, becoming the first black women to write for Marvel.
Gay will receive the prize, which includes a one-of-a-kind work of art and $10,000, during a special ceremony as part of the Iowa City Book Festival on Oct. 6. The event is at 7 p.m. at the Coralville Public Library. The event is free and open to the public.
with Rick RiordanRick Riordan is the beloved author of books for middle-grade students and readers of all ages. He is the New York Times best-selling author of Percy Jackson and the Olympians, based on Greek mythology; the Kane Chronicles, based on Egyptian mythology; and the Heroes of Olympus, based on Greek and Roman mythology. The Hammer of Thor is the second book in the Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard trilogy, which is based on Norse mythology. This event is part of the 2016 Iowa City Book Festival and is presented by Prairie Lights and the UNESCO City of Literature.