29. Andre Perry

The Iowa Idea: Andre Perry

“How can we better express ourselves through art?”

In this episode of The Iowa Idea Podcast, I sit down with Andre Perry. Andre is an essayist and arts advocate. He received his MFA from the University of Iowa’s Nonfiction Writing Program and his work has appeared in The Believer, Catapult, and  other journals. He co-founded Iowa City’s Mission Creek Festival, a celebration of music and literature, as well as the multidisciplinary festival of creative process, Witching Hour. He currently serves as the Executive Director of The Englert Theatre in Iowa City.

Andre and I talk about creativity and collaboration in the contexts of music, writing, festival curation, civic engagement, and bold capital campaigns. We discuss Andre’s personal journey from growing up overseas and on the East Coast, as well as living in San Francisco before moving to Iowa City to attend the Iowa Writers’ Workshop.

I really appreciated Andre’s insights and passion for making the world a better, more equitable, and creative place. Thanks to Andre for joining me. I hope you enjoy the episode.

About Andre

Andre Perry is an essayist and arts advocate. He received his MFA from the University of Iowa’s Nonfiction Writing Program and his work has appeared in The BelieverCatapultGranta and other journals. He co-founded Iowa City’s Mission Creek Festival, a celebration of music and literature, as well as the multidisciplinary festival of creative process, Witching Hour. He currently serves as the Executive Director of The Englert Theatre in Iowa City.

Credits

Episode produce by Spark Consulting Group (www.inspiredbyspark.com) in Iowa City, with support from Executive Podcast Solutions (https://www.executivepodcastsolutions.com/)

The Iowa Idea Podcast music written and performed by Paisley Bible (https://paisleybible.bandcamp.com/).

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