Archive for the ‘Community’ Category

Local Booksellers Gift Giving Guide

Sidekick Coffee & Books – (1310 1/2 Melrose Avenue, Iowa City) Sidekick Coffee & Books is a community coffee shop and bookstore, a hub for those seeking exceptional coffee, food, books, and conversation. Our full-service coffee bar and thoughtful collection of books for babies to adults offer the best of selections for you and your […]

Help Crown a Slam O Vision Champion

Participating Cities of Literature have chosen their winners, now it is time to rank them all. Videos of the winners will be screened at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, August 1 at MERGE. Those in attendance at our event will help to rank them. These rankings will join those from other cities and be used to pick […]

Slam-O-Vision

The Iowa City UNESCO City of Literature will co-host a special slam poetry event with Iowa City Poetry Slam and Drop the Mic – Iowa City at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 22, at MERGE as part of the Downtown Iowa City Block Party. The event, Slam O Vision, is a project of the international […]

St. Andrew Presbyterian Church Presents: A Conversation with Biographer Maxwell King

On April 27, author Maxwell King will share insights on Mister Rogers as part of St. Andrew’s weekend-long series, “A Friend Just Like You.” He will be joined by former Iowa City resident Saleem Ghubril, founder of the Pittsburgh Project. In “The Good Neighbor,” Maxwell King traces Fred Rogers’ personal, professional, and artistic life to […]

One Book Two Book: February 22-24, 2019

One Book Two Book is an annual celebration of children’s literature in the City of Literature. This year’s special guest is award winning author and illustrator, Claudia McGehee! Claudia McGehee is an American children’s picture book author and illustrator. Her mission is to create art and writings that inspire and connect people, especially children, with their natural world. […]