May 12—OAKDALE COMMUNITY CHOIR—REDEMPTION SONGS: Andy Douglas, Iowa City-based writer and MFA graduate of the UI Nonfiction Writing Program, will read from and speak about his new book, Redemption Songs: A Year in the Life of a Community Prison Choir, that was released on April 1. For six years, the author volunteered with the Oakdale Community Choir, a performing chorale composed of both volunteers and inmates at the correctional facility in Coralville. Taking the reader inside the walls of this medium-security prison, the book offers a glimpse at how music and the arts are offering second chances to the incarcerated.
9:15 a.m. Adult Education Session on Sunday, May 12