David Sedaris, one of America’s most popular humorists, will be at the University of Iowa on Wednesday.
Sedaris, 56, has written eight books, most of them collections of his self-deprecating personal essays. Known for his sardonic wit and social critiques, he is a regular contributor to the New Yorker magazine and to National Public Radio.
Sedaris’ best-sellers include “Naked,” “Me Talk Pretty One Day,” “Dress Your family in Corduroy and Denim” and “When You Are Engulfed in Flames.” His books have sold more than 7 million copies and have been translated into 25 languages.
IF YOU GO
David Sedaris, 8 p.m. Wednesday, University of Iowa Memorial Union Main Lounge, Iowa City. Cost: $39.50.
Alisa Ganieva (Russia) and Bilal Tanweer (Pakistan), International Writing Program residents reading, 4 p.m., Prairie Lights, 15 S. Dubuque St., Iowa City.
Salgado Maranhao and Alexis Levitin, Writing University program reading, 7 p.m., Prairie Lights, 15 S. Dubuque St., Iowa City.
Literary Lunch Hour, Iowa Writers’ Workshop student Zac Gall will lead a discussion of Julie Orringer’s short story “How to Breathe Underwater,” 12:30 p.m., 1185 Medical Education & Research Facility, University of Iowa, Iowa City. Lunch served to those who RSVP by email to firstname.lastname@example.org by noon Monday.
Little Free Libraries, Founder Todd Bol will discuss building and installing the libraries, 7 p.m., Iowa City Public Library meeting room A, 123 S. Linn St.
Steven Erikson and Jason Lewis, Writing University program reading, 7 and 8:30 p.m., Prairie Lights, 15 S. Dubuque St., Iowa City.
Late-night reading series, featuring Iowa Writers’ Workshop writers, 10 p.m., The Mill, 120 E. Burlington St., Iowa City. Must be 21 or older.
Jim McKean, 7 p.m. in Basile Hall’s Flaherty Community Room, Mount Mercy University, 1330 Elmhurst Dr. NE, Cedar Rapids. Mount Mercy professor emeritus will read from his essays and poetry. There will be a question-and-answer session at 3:30 p.m. in the Flaherty Community Room.
Ethel Kjaer Barker, Nick Twemlow and Joel Craig, Writing University program reading, 7 p.m., Prairie Lights, 15 S. Dubuque St., Iowa City.
Mary Johnson, 7 p.m., Dubuque Carnegie-Stout Public Library, 360 W. 11th St., Dubuque. A nun with Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity, will read from her memoir, “An Unquenchable Thirst.”