Events

Kevin John Brockmeier
Thursday, April 6 • 7 pm

Kevin BrockmeierAdmission to this event is FREE!

Kevin Brockmeier is an award-winning novelist of fantasy and literary fiction; he will be reading from his work in the Orpheum Black Box Theater.Time will be allocated for questions from the audience.

Brockmeier’s short stories have been printed in numerous publications, and he has published two collections of stories, two children’s novels, and two fantasy novels. Born and raised in Little Rock, Arkansas, he is a graduate of Southwest Missouri State University. He taught at the UI Iowa Writers’ Workshop, where he received his MFA in 1997, and lives in Little Rock.

Brockmeier has won three O. Henry Prizes, the Chicago Tribune’s Nelson Algren Award for Short Fiction, Italo Calvino Short Fiction Award, the Booker Worthen Literary Prize, and the Porter Fund Literary Prize.

Click here for a list of his books.


Dancers in Company
Saturday, April 15 • 7 pm

Admission to this event is FREE!

The University of Iowa’s premiere touring dance company, Dancers in Company is in its 33rd year. The company presents works by nationally and internationally active faculty and guest choreographers created around this year’s theme of “home.” Using dance to investigate personal, local, and global issues relating to home, UI Dance students will perform a thrilling and diverse concert and use workshops and public discussions to facilitate community conversations throughout Iowa.Dancers in Company


The Orpheum Theater Center is located at 220 E. Main St. in Marshalltown, IA. It’s owned and operated by Iowa Valley Community College District.