Friday, January 24, 2020

Singer-songwriter and four-time GRAMMY award winner Rosanne Cash will host a Creative Matters event at Hancher Auditorium on the University of Iowa campus at 7 p.m. on Feb. 7.  The event is free and open to the public.

Rosanne Cash

Cash will be joined on stage by writer A.M. Homes for a conversation about carrying her family’s legacy forward into her own life’s work, her creative process, and more. A question and answer session with the audience will follow.  

“We’re delighted to invite the public to Hancher to hear about Rosanne’s incredible story, not only as the oldest daughter of a country-music legend, but as accomplished artist, writer, and activist in her own right,” said Paul Brohan, director of programming at Hancher.

In addition to her career as a singer-songwriter, Cash is also an author whose four books include the best-selling memoir Composed, which the Chicago Tribune called “one of the best accounts of an American life you’ll likely ever read.” Her essays have appeared in The New York Times, Rolling Stone, the Oxford-American, The Nation and many more publications. In addition to continual worldwide touring, Cash has partnered in programming or served as artist in residence at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, San Francisco Jazz, the Minnesota Orchestra and The Library of Congress.

A.M. Homes is an American writer whose most recent book is Days of Awe, a collection of short stories.  She is the author of the novels, This Book Will Save Your Life, which won the 2013 Orange/Women’s Prize for Fiction, Music For Torching, The End of Alice, In a Country of Mothers, as well as the best-selling memoir, The Mistress's Daughter. Her work has been translated into twenty-two languages and appears frequently in Art Forum, Harpers, Granta, McSweeney's, The New Yorker, The New York Times, and Zoetrope.

The Feb. 7 event is co-sponsored by Hancher and the Creative Matters lecture series. RSVPs for the event are requested on Eventbrite.  

Cash will also perform at Hancher on Feb. 8. Tickets for her Feb. 8 performance are available on Hancher’s website

For additional information, contact: Leslie Revaux at 319-335-2131 or  

The Creative Matters lecture series, launched in Fall 2015, seeks to demonstrate that creativity and innovation are not only at the core of all research and discovery, but also central to our human experience. The lineup of speakers includes artists, thinkers, builders, and doers who challenge conventional thinking about creativity, science, and artistic expression, and borrow from a range of influences and disciplines in their work. The series is sponsored by the University of Iowa Office of the Vice President for Research in collaboration with the UI Arts Advancement Committee.