Emerging Writers Reading Series 2015-16


The Emerging Writers Reading Series showcases the work of writers from Iowa State University’s MFA Program in Creative Writing & Environment.



Events take place in Design on Main, the Design College’s Gallery Space 203 Main Street, Downtown, Ames, IA. Doors open at 7:30 PM.


Fall 2015

Thursday, September 17

  • Molly Backes reading an excerpt from her recently-publishedEmerging Writers SeriesYA novel The Princesses of Iowa
  • Phoebe Wagner reading a selection of poetry
  • and Adam Wright taking on Monsanto in a nonfiction essay

Thursday, October. 15

  • Camille Meyers reading poetry
  • Erin Schmiel reading nonfiction
  • Chloe Clark reading fiction

Thursday, November 19

  • Fiction by Ana Hurtado
  • Nonfiction by Cathleen Bascom
  • Poetry by Samantha Futhey

Thursday, December 10

  • Readers TBA


SPRING 2016 — Readers TBA

Thursday, January 21
Thursday, February 18
Thursday, March 17
Thursday, April 21


For More Information: Elizabeth Giorgi, Reading Series Coordinator (egiorgi@iastate.edu)