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DMACC’s Celebration of the Literary Arts

Des Moines Area Community College’s (DMACC’s) 17th annual Celebration of the Literary Arts will be April 8-10 with classroom visits to all six DMACC campuses by area writers and literary instructors.

Lauren Haldeman, a comic book artist and poet, and Jennifer Colville, an author, will read from their works from noon to 1 p.m., Monday at the DMACC Newton Campus.

Haldeman is the author of “Instead of Dying” (winner of the 2017 Colorado Prize for Poetry), Calenday (2014) and the chapbook “The Eccentricity is Zero” (2014). Her work has appeared in Tin House, The Colorado Review, Fence, Tupelo Quarterly and others. She received an Iowa Arts Fellowship, a Sustainable Arts Foundation Award and fellowships from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop.

Colville earned a masters of fine arts from Syracuse University and a Ph.D. in English and creative writing from the University of Utah. Her stories have appeared in The Literary Review, The Mississippi Review, The Iowa Review, Diagram and on the Huffington Post. A collection of her short stories, “Elegies for Uncanny Girls,” was published by Indiana University Press in 2017. Colville is the founding editor of Prompt Press, a journal for the interplay of visual art and writing. She co-runs the Free Generative Writing Workshops in Iowa City.

DMACC’s Celebration of the Literary Arts is an annual literary festival that brings national and Iowa-writers to DMACC’s six campuses. The celebration includes readings, master’s workshops and classroom visits.

For more information about the Newton event, contact Lauren Rice at 641-791-1746 or lrrice@dmacc.edu. For more information about the Celebration of Literary Arts, contact Marc Dickinson at madickinson@dmacc.edu.

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