Archive for August, 2012

Community Book Talk set for Oct. 17

Building on the success of our first Community Book Talk event, the City of Literature plans to hold another this fall in Coralville. The event, which features community and business leaders discussing favorite books, will be held from noon-1p.m. Oct. 17 at the Coralville Public Library. Presenters will include: Rex Brandstatter, RE/MAX Megan Flanagan, Coralville […]

Public Space One partners on printmaking project

Public Space One and Zenzic Press have partnered on a new project to provide Iowa City with community print making facilities.  The Project, ps·z, is a workspace in the basement of the Wesley House that hosts private and communal art studios, a kitchen, and a community print shop, Zenzic Press.  Zenzic Press aims to provide […]

City of Literature names Kenyon as executive director

The board of directors of the Iowa City UNESCO City of Literature has named John Kenyon as executive director of the organization. Kenyon had been serving as interim executive director since mid-May. Prior to that, he was editor and director of media operations with the Corridor Business Journal. The change is effectively immediately. Josh Schamberger, […]

Check out Book Marks when you return to school

While books always are a big part of education, they are a really big part of it at some area schools. The official Book Marks project from the City of Literature and Johnson County library partners may be over, but the large book statues themselves live on. Generous donors purchased several of the statues and gifted […]

Solving a century-old Arthur Conan Doyle mystery

When Iowa City’s Al Dawson attended a conference about Arthur Conan Doyle, “A Study in Scandal” in Toronto last October, he was able to peruse some letters from the “Sherlock Holmes” author, including two to someone named “Ainslie.” The letter’s recipient was unknown save for that name, and that sparked Doyle fan and genealogy expert […]