The Parchment Lounge
Oct
28
6:30 PM18:30

The Parchment Lounge

The Parchment Lounge is open to all writers. Join us for drinks, food, and writing time at Sanctuary Pub: we'll have a table reserved, and our new Concierges (Emily, Derek, and Ross) will have a spot waiting for you. Come chat, work out your plot twists, or pop on your headphones and write.

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The Violet Realm
Oct
22
6:00 PM18:00

The Violet Realm

May 22nd's discussion will be on writing The Payoff! We'll talk about plot twists and character arcs. Don't forget to bring a journal or laptop.

Join us at the Iowa City Public Library, Room B, from 6-8 PM.  Can't wait to see you there!

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The Parchment Lounge
Oct
21
6:30 PM18:30

The Parchment Lounge

The Parchment Lounge is open to all writers. Join us for drinks, food, and writing time at Sanctuary Pub: we'll have a table reserved, and our new Concierges (Emily, Derek, and Ross) will have a spot waiting for you. Come chat, work out your plot twists, or pop on your headphones and write.

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The Parchment Lounge
Oct
14
6:30 PM18:30

The Parchment Lounge

The Parchment Lounge is open to all writers. Join us for drinks, food, and writing time at Sanctuary Pub: we'll have a table reserved, and our new Concierges (Emily, Derek, and Ross) will have a spot waiting for you. Come chat, work out your plot twists, or pop on your headphones and write.

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The Violet Realm
Oct
8
6:00 PM18:00

The Violet Realm

May 22nd's discussion will be on writing The Payoff! We'll talk about plot twists and character arcs. Don't forget to bring a journal or laptop.

Join us at the Iowa City Public Library, Room B, from 6-8 PM.  Can't wait to see you there!

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The Parchment Lounge
Oct
7
6:30 PM18:30

The Parchment Lounge

The Parchment Lounge is open to all writers. Join us for drinks, food, and writing time at Sanctuary Pub: we'll have a table reserved, and our new Concierges (Emily, Derek, and Ross) will have a spot waiting for you. Come chat, work out your plot twists, or pop on your headphones and write.

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The Parchment Lounge: Reading Night
Sep
30
6:30 PM18:30

The Parchment Lounge: Reading Night

Join the Parchment Lounge on Friday, September 30th for a Room reading event at Sanctuary Pub, Iowa City! Members of The Writers' Rooms will share their literary pieces with the audience. Here's your chance to also try out the delicious food and drink at Sanctuary Pub!

Readings happen every 5th Monday.

Join the event on facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/events/338420573497857/

For more information about The Writers' Rooms, visit: www.thewritersrooms.org.

Questions? welcome@thewritersrooms.org

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Cracked Walnut: The Absence of Love
Sep
27
7:00 PM19:00

Cracked Walnut: The Absence of Love

Welcome to our September Reading
'The Absence of Love.'
Our writers and musician will take you on journeys of survival through darkness, where the greatest commodity in the world appears to be non existent.
Perhaps our protagonists will find a spark they are able to cling to- perhaps.

https://www.facebook.com/events/385719489039136/?active_tab=about


Your writers are.
S.P. Jayaraj who will as always also be your host
Margaret LeMay
Eliza David
Terri Holmgren
Glen Freeman

Your Musician will be
Anna Lilly

Tickets are $7 dollars on entry. We accept cash and credit cards

S.P. Jayaraj
is a fantasy fiction writer, poet, literary activist and curator. Through Cracked Walnut he has been organizing readings where fellow writers and himself can connect directly to an audience invested in the arts. He is the author of 'The Secret of the Zipacna Dragons.'

Margaret LeMay
has taught creative writing at The University of Iowa, Coe College, the Iowa Youth Writing Project in Iowa City, and the East Harlem Tutorial Project in New York City. Her poems have appeared in Another Chicago Magazine, Better, The Cortland Review, Little Village, Transom, and elsewhere.

Eliza David
Chicago-born Eliza David is the author of eleven novels and lives in Iowa City. A member of the Romance Writers of America, Eliza serves on ICPL’s Board of Trustees and is a concierge with The Writers’ Rooms. Her latest is Love in Reverse, a fictional retelling of her first love.

Teresa Holmgren
refers to herself as “the happiest woman on the planet.” She lives on the 1876 Century Farm, where she was raised, northwest of Des Moines. She is a long-suffering left-handed retired teacher, has a tall blonde husband, and has raised five fiercely creative children. Both her historical novel and teacher memoir are available on Amazon and Kindle.

Glenn Freeman
has published two collections of poetry, Keeping the Tigers Behind Us and Traveling Light. A third collection, Drinking with O'Hara is forthcoming from Gunpowder Press. His work has been published in journals such as Poetry, The Cimarron Review, Thrush, and Connotation Press. He teaches writing and American literature at Cornell College.

Anna Lilly
creates soulful folk songs that meld the human voice and the violin into one. While the Iowa native's classical background shows itself in virtuosic lines, it's her travels, spirituality, and belief in our common good that speak in her melodies.

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The Violet Realm
Sep
24
6:00 PM18:00

The Violet Realm

May 22nd's discussion will be on writing The Payoff! We'll talk about plot twists and character arcs. Don't forget to bring a journal or laptop.

Join us at the Iowa City Public Library, Room B, from 6-8 PM.  Can't wait to see you there!

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 The Parchment Lounge
Sep
23
6:30 PM18:30

The Parchment Lounge

The Parchment Lounge is open to all writers. Join us for drinks, food, and writing time at Sanctuary Pub: we'll have a table reserved, and our new Concierges (Emily, Derek, and Ross) will have a spot waiting for you. Come chat, work out your plot twists, or pop on your headphones and write.

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The Parchment Lounge
Sep
16
6:30 PM18:30

The Parchment Lounge

The Parchment Lounge is open to all writers. Join us for drinks, food, and writing time at Sanctuary Pub: we'll have a table reserved, and our new Concierges (Emily, Derek, and Ross) will have a spot waiting for you. Come chat, work out your plot twists, or pop on your headphones and write.

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The Violet Realm
Sep
10
6:00 PM18:00

The Violet Realm

May 22nd's discussion will be on writing The Payoff! We'll talk about plot twists and character arcs. Don't forget to bring a journal or laptop.

Join us at the Iowa City Public Library, Room B, from 6-8 PM.  Can't wait to see you there!

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The Parchment Lounge
Sep
9
6:30 PM18:30

The Parchment Lounge

The Parchment Lounge is open to all writers. Join us for drinks, food, and writing time at Sanctuary Pub: we'll have a table reserved, and our new Concierges (Emily, Derek, and Ross) will have a spot waiting for you. Come chat, work out your plot twists, or pop on your headphones and write.

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Imagine Other Worlds With Authors
Sep
8
1:30 PM13:30

Imagine Other Worlds With Authors

Imagine Other Worlds with Authors (I.O.W.A.) is a multi-genre, multi-author two-day book signing event held in Cedar Rapids, Iowa at the Cedar Rapids Public Library on September 7th and 8th. This year features over 20 authors who are eager to share their books with you. Meet the authors through literary panels, readings, signings, a special giveaway, and much, much more! Don’t forget to stop by the welcome table for a swag bag.

We can't wait to see you! Join the event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/667586037011237/

I.O.W.A. is brought to you by The Writers' Rooms. The Writers’ Rooms is a non-profit corporation that provides a free, safe environment for all writers no matter their genre, skill set, gender, income, etc. It strives to encourage and foster community-sourced knowledge through literary lessons and by providing a positive writing experience.

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Imagine Other Worlds With Authors
Sep
7
10:00 AM10:00

Imagine Other Worlds With Authors

Imagine Other Worlds with Authors (I.O.W.A.) is a multi-genre, multi-author two-day book signing event held in Cedar Rapids, Iowa at the Cedar Rapids Public Library on September 7th and 8th. This year features over 20 authors who are eager to share their books with you. Meet the authors through literary panels, readings, signings, a special giveaway, and much, much more! Don’t forget to stop by the welcome table for a swag bag.

We can't wait to see you! Join the event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/667586037011237/

I.O.W.A. is brought to you by The Writers' Rooms. The Writers’ Rooms is a non-profit corporation that provides a free, safe environment for all writers no matter their genre, skill set, gender, income, etc. It strives to encourage and foster community-sourced knowledge through literary lessons and by providing a positive writing experience.

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The Parchment Lounge
Sep
2
6:30 PM18:30

The Parchment Lounge

The Parchment Lounge is open to all writers. Join us for drinks, food, and writing time at Sanctuary Pub: we'll have a table reserved, and our new Concierges (Emily, Derek, and Ross) will have a spot waiting for you. Come chat, work out your plot twists, or pop on your headphones and write.

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The Violet Realm
Aug
27
6:00 PM18:00

The Violet Realm

May 22nd's discussion will be on writing The Payoff! We'll talk about plot twists and character arcs. Don't forget to bring a journal or laptop.

Join us at the Iowa City Public Library, Room B, from 6-8 PM.  Can't wait to see you there!

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The Parchment Lounge
Aug
26
6:30 PM18:30

The Parchment Lounge

The Parchment Lounge is open to all writers. Join us for drinks, food, and writing time at Sanctuary Pub: we'll have a table reserved, and our new Concierges (Emily, Derek, and Ross) will have a spot waiting for you. Come chat, work out your plot twists, or pop on your headphones and write.

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