Prairie Lights will host a reading as part of The Mission Creek Festival with Writers' Workshop alumnus Robin Hemley, director of the UI Nonfiction Writing Program; workshop alumnus Pinkney Benedict; Michael Martone; and Melissa Pritchard, following a day of short-story workshops for UI students. Robin Hemley will read from Reply All, his third collection of short stories. The wildly inventive fiction writer Michael Martone will read from his work. His most recent story collection is Four for a Quarter. Melissa Pritchard will read from her highly praised collection of bizarre stories, The Odditorium, and Pinckney Benedict’s Miracle Boy.