Archive for April, 2013

Jane Jacobs Walk set for May 4th

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The second annual Jane Jacobs Walk will be held Saturday, May 4th, 3-4:30 p.m. in downtown Iowa City.  Jane Jacobs, who died at the age of 90 in 2006, was an urbanist and activist whose writings championed a fresh, community-based approach to city building. As a community organizer in 1960s New York City, she helped [...]

Hawkeye Readers brings football players into classrooms

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About a dozen members of the University of Iowa football team visited classrooms at two Iowa City elementary schools last week as part of the third year of the  Hawkeye Readers program. The program, a partnership between the UI football program and the Iowa City UNESCO City of Literature organization, brings the UI student-athletes into [...]

UNESCO World Book & Copyright Day to feature Community Book Talk, April 23

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The Iowa City UNESCO City of Literature’s third Community Book Talk will be held at the Sycamore Mall in Iowa City from noon-1 p.m. on April 23. The program will feature community and business leaders from around the area, who will each discuss a favorite or meaningful book. The talk, which features six presenters, will [...]

Mission Creek literary events

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The eighth annual Mission Creek Festival has announced its full slate of literary events alongside the full lineup of musicians and artists performing from April 2nd to 7th, 2013.  This year, the literary lineup includes more than eighteen events, a small press and literary magazine book fair, two writers-in-residence, a lit crawl, poetry rock show, [...]