Archive for July, 2012

City of Literature joins the Iowa Cultural Corridor Alliance

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The Iowa City UNESCO City of Literature is the newest member of the Iowa Cultural Corridor Alliance. The alliance, known as ICCA, has more than 150 cultural organization members in the Eastern Iowa Corridor. ICCA defines the Corridor as Linn and Johnson Counties and the nine adjacent counties. The mission of ICCA is to promote [...]

Writers on Writing and City of Literature Documentary

This year the Iowa City Book Festival featured a screening of the documentary “City of Literature” a film about the history of creative writing in Iowa, from its frontier beginnings to the recognition of Iowa City as a UNESCO City of Literature. The film includes several interviews from “Writers on Writing: On the Fly” our [...]

Iowa City Book Festival

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The Iowa City Book Festival is an annual celebration of books, reading and writing presented by the University of Iowa Libraries and the Iowa City UNESCO City of Literature. This year the festival included readings, discussions, and demonstrations by various authors, illustrators and book making experts. Saturday afternoon the City of Literature hosted a Scholastic [...]

Spacetacular! to feature renowned author Chaikin

A daylong space event featuring noted author and space historian Andrew Chaikin will be held Saturday, July 7, at the Englert Theatre in Iowa City. The “Spacetacular!” event presented by the Iowa Space Science Center will include a handful of separate programs: Digital star shows for kids ages 5-12 from noon-3 p.m. Screening of the [...]

Little Free Library project expanding

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With financial backing from the city of Iowa City, area neighborhoods soon will be opening their own Little Free Libraries, a program that has been spreading books around the globe — including right here in Iowa City. Will Thomson, Longfellow resident, said the grant from the city will be used toward at least nine libraries, [...]