The Final Thursday Reading Series Fall 2016 season features L&L's Grant Tracey, a book release reading from Paul Hedeen, Fracture co-editor Taylor Brorby, and YA author Dorothy Winsor. As always, FTRS kicks off at the Hearst Center with the Cedar Valley's longest-running creative writing open mic @ 7 p.m. Bring your best five minutes of poetry, fiction or creative non-fiction. Singer-songwriters are also welcome. The featured reader takes the stage at 8 p.m. FTRS is a collaboration of Final Thursday Press, the Hearst Center for the Arts, and the UNI College of of Humanities, Arts & Sciences.
August 25: Grant Tracey, L&L professor and author of the new literary detective novel, Cheap Amusements.
September 29: Paul Hedeen, book release reading for the new poetry collection, Under a Night Sky.
October 27: Taylor Brorby, co-editor of the anthology Fracture: Essays, Poems, and Stories on Fracking in America.
November 17 (one week early due to Thanksgiving): Dorothy Winsor, author of the young adult novel, Deep as a Tomb.