GRINNELL, IA—Writers@Grinnell events continue through the fall semester with readings by Iowa writer Harley McIlrath, non-fiction writer Patricia Hampl and science writer Rebecca Skloot.
On Thurs., Oct. 7, Hampl will read from her award-winning collections of non-fiction, essays and poetry. Her most recent book “The Florist’s Daughter” was the winner of numerous “best” and “year-end” book awards in 2009, and four of her works have been named “Notable Books” by The New York Times.
CANCELLED: Skloot, who has written for The New York Times Magazine; O, The Oprah Magazine; Discover; and Popular Science, will read on Thurs., Oct. 28. Her debut book “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” became a New York Times best-seller, and she is often featured on television for science commentary.
On Nov. 11, Grinnell College employee and author J. Harley McIlrath will read from his new collection, “Possum Trot,” a lament for life as it once was on Iowa’s landscape. McIlrath oversees the Pioneer Bookshop in downtown Grinnell where books by all three authors are available.
All Writers@Grinnell events will be held at 8 p.m. in Room 101 of the Joe Rosenfield ’25 Center, 1115 8th Ave. on the Grinnell College campus, unless otherwise noted. Hampl and Skloot will also lead roundtable discussions about their craft at 4:15 p.m. on their reading dates.
Grinnell welcomes the participation of people with disabilities. If accommodations are needed, please contact the event’s sponsoring organization as soon as possible to make a request.