Date: March 13, 2015

I solemnly swear that I am up to no good…

Have you ever been inspired? Motivated in a time of crisis, encouraged at a time of doubt, or impressed with an emotion that will stay with you forever? For me, the answer is a resounding yes. When I ask myself who has inspired me the most, J.K. Rowling certainly makes the shortlist. Through her Harry Potter series and her life, I have been inspired. If you feel the same, then please join the University of Iowa Lecture Committee in attempting to bring her to campus in the spring of 2016 for an event that will be free and open to the public. This is an open call for personal letters to J.K. Rowling with the following two objectives.

 (1)  Thank her. She’d love to know how she has affected your life and why you appreciate her.

(2)  Ask her to visit Iowa in the spring of 2016. Why would you like to see her speak?

 The first task cannot fail. As for the second…why not dream big?

The University Lecture Committee will consolidate all letters and send them to her as a package. Groups or organizations may send letters individually or together.

Questions may be emailed to

 …Mischief Managed