Monday Monologues series continues in Parks Library

Sep 05, 2018

Monday Monologues is a new lunchtime, performance series that will be held 12:15-12:45 p.m. on Sept. 10, Oct. 1 and Oct. 29 in the Grant Wood Foyer on the first floor of Parks Library (north of Bookends Café). Inspired by the world of words, books and language, each curated session offers participants the chance to experience a series of short readings, stories or plays on a specific topic. 

On Sept. 10, Department of English faculty members Jennifer Knox and Jacob Dawson addressed the Craft of Creative Writing with Readings. Knox has published four poetry books, and her work has appeared in Best American Poetry and The New York Times. Dawson attended the creative writing MFA program at New York University, where he was a Veterans Writing Fellow.

On Oct. 1, six theater students will share short plays on Get Out the Vote. Tiffany Antone, who is new to the Department of Music and Theater, is coordinating these performances as part of the national Get Out the Vote effort. Her plays have been read and performed in Los Angeles, New York, Washington, D.C., and Minneapolis.

Charissa Menefee wraps up the fall series on Oct. 29 with Haunting Halloween Readings. Menefee is a faculty member in the Department of English and is a playwright, poet and director. One of her recent projects is co-producing Climate Change Theatre Action at Iowa State.

These events are open to the public, and visitors may come and go as time permits. Bring lunch or grab something from Bookends Café.


M. Monica Gillen, Communications Specialist, 302 Parks Library, 515-294-1442

Susan Jasper, Community Engagement Specialist, 150 Parks Library, 515-294-1920