Henry met Wells Tower, author of Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned, at a dinner party at Thessaly La Force‘s house at the Iowa Writer’s Workshop in Iowa City. After several rousing rounds of Cards Against Humanity (whether poets or fiction writers have a better sense of humor, we cannot say), Tower graciously agreed to read two new short short stories for us. Filmed by a mighty crew of one, these are the first in a series of readings from Iowa that we’re calling The Iowa Tapes. The name comes from our feeling that these readings are privileged information: completely intimate, and a privilege to shoot.
Portrait by Canyon Castator