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Iowa City Book Festival to celebrate international connections

The ninth Iowa City Book Festival schedule will feature a variety of authors from around the country and around the globe as we celebrate books and writing through a number of strong partnerships with community groups. The festival, produced by the Iowa City UNESCO City of Literature organization, will be held Oct. 8-15, 2017. The […]

Alexander Chee named 2017 Paul Engle Prize winner

Alexander Chee has been named the sixth recipient of the Paul Engle Prize, presented by the Iowa City UNESCO City of Literature organization. The prize, established in 2011, honors an individual who, like Paul Engle, represents a pioneering spirit in the world of literature through writing, editing, publishing, or teaching, and whose active participation in […]

MusicIC Festival to celebrate ‘transcendence’ June 21-24

The MusicIC festival returns for a seventh season from June 21-24, 2017. In an effort to provide a moment of respite during these challenging times, when our stability and peace are threatened on a seemingly daily basis, MusicIC presents four programs that explore the cyclical quality of life through works that embody the qualities of […]

Top student writers honored at One Book Two Book

The Iowa City UNESCO City of Literature organization’s annual One Book Two Book Children’s Literature Festival will recognize the creative excellence of nearly 100 area students over the course of the three-day festival, Feb. 24-26. The festival begins Friday, Feb. 24, with the “Once Upon a Time” banquet. One student from each of 22 participating […]

Writers Resist event set for the Englert from 2-4 p.m. on Jan. 15

What began with an idea on social media by a writer in Florida has spread across the nation to Iowa. Writers from Iowa City will join with those in Cedar Rapids, Des Moines and dozens of other locations around the country for a local event as part of an international Writers Resist movement being held […]