Mount Mercy University Professor Emeritus Jane Gilmor will share readings from her new book “I’ll Be Back For The Cat,” a career monograph of her work as an Iowan artist, at CSPS followed by a book signing at New Bo Books. Gilmor, a professor of art at Mount Mercy from 1974 to May 2012, has exhibited nationally and internationally for the past 40 years. She has been awarded two National Endowment for the Arts Individual Artist’s Fellowships, a McKnight Fellowship, an Arts Midwest Fellowship, and residency fellowships in Ireland, Italy, London and The MacDowell Colony. In 2003 she served as a Senior Fulbright Scholar in Evora, Portugal. In 2010 she completed a yearlong community-based project and major installation, Un(Seen) Work, funded by a national Endowment for the Arts grant to Grinnell College for the exhibition Culturing Community. Films about Gilmor’s work were produced by Iowa Public Television in 2007 and the McKnight Foundation in 1996. In addition to exhibiting her own artwork, Gilmor has served as curator of exhibits, including the retrospective Priscilla Sage: Fifty Years as a Sculptor at the Brunnier Museum at Iowa State University.
IF YOU GO: Reading, 7 p.m. Wednesday, CSPS, 1103 Third Street SE, Cedar Rapids; book signing following at New Bo Books at CSPS.
Davy Rothbart, 7 p.m., Prairie Lights, 15 S. Dubuque St., Iowa City. Author of the best-seller “Found,” reading from “My Heart Is an Idiot,” a collection of personal essays,
Regan Good, 7 p.m., Prairie Lights, 15 S. Dubuque St., Iowa City. Reading from her first book of poetry, “The Atlantic House.”
Book Lovers Club, 7 p.m., Cedar Rapids Public Library, Sendak Room, Westdale Mall, 2600 Edgewood Rd. SW. Discussing Jonathan Franklin’s “33 Men: Inside the Miraculous Survival and Dramatic Rescue of the Chilean Miners.”
Science Fiction Reading Group, 7 p.m., Barnes & Noble Bookseller, 333 Collins Rd. NE, Cedar Rapids. Discussing Patricia Briggs’ “Moon Called.”
History Book Club, 4 p.m., Granger House, 970 10th St., Marion. Organizational meeting for new book club organized by the Marion Public Library and the American Historical Association. First book is Stephen Greenblatt’s “The Swerve: How the World Became Modern.”
“The World We Found, the World We Made,” 7 p.m., Iowa City Senior Center, Room 208, 28 S. Linn St. Reading Aloud poetry performance.
Charles D’Ambrosio, 3:30 p.m., Cornell College, Center for the Literary Arts (Van Etten-Lacey House), 408 Third St. SW, Mount Vernon. Visiting writer at Cornell College reading from his short stories,
Paul’s Book Club, 7 p.m., Iowa City Public Library, 123 S. Linn St., Meeting Room E (second floor). Discussion of Sebastian Barry’s “The Secret Scripture.”