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Poetry in Public 2017


Entries for Poetry in Public 2017 now being accepted It’s time once again for local writers to submit poems for consideration in the 15th annual Poetry in Public Program, sponsored by the City of Iowa City Public Art Program. Writers of all ages and levels of writing ability are encouraged to submit entries to the [...]

ICPL Seeks Classic Book Cover Makeovers

The Iowa City Public Library has reserved every display space throughout the building for Recovering the Classics’ book cover makeover project. They need your help to fill them. In 2013, Recovering the Classics asked designers from around the world to reimagine the covers for great books in the public domain. People all over the world [...]

2016 Iowa City Book Festival Lineup

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The seventh Iowa City Book Festival schedule will feature bestsellers, Pulitzer Prize winners, strong ties to Iowa and authors from around the world. In addition, strong partnerships with area groups will bring programs on topics that include environmentalism, sustainability, global politics, and end-of-life care. The festival will be held Oct. 4-9, 2016. With an expanded [...]

Chicana: Memories of Life in the Barrio and and Readings in Latino Poetry


Celebrate National Poetry Month on April 16th with readings in Latino/Chicano poetry and biographical recitations about life in the 18th Street Chicago barrio in the 1960′s. Biography is based on the life of Maria del Rosario (Rose) Flores-Curry, the daughter of a Mexican immigrant who fought in the Cristero War. This event is co-sponsored by [...]

“Story Hour” events bring laughs in the City of Literature

The City of Literature’s first annual “Story Hour” events were held on Saturday, March 31; and Friday, April 1, and both offered plenty of laughs. The first event, “Made in Iowa,” was held at the Iowa City Brewlab and featured Iowa Nice Guy Scott Siepker. The star of the popular series of “Iowa Nice” videos [...]