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Iowa City hosts UNESCO Cities of Literature conference

“It’s been an outstanding conference and an exceptional experience. It is incredible how unique our cities are and how much we can learn from each other.” – Justyna Jochym, Chair of the UNESCO Cities of Literature and Head of Development & International Cooperation, Krakow UNESCO City of Literature  36 delegates representing 23 countries came together for a four-day conference showcasing […]

The Reclamation Workshop: A Two-Day Cultural and Literary Intensive

The Englert is proud to announce The Reclamation Workshop: A Two-Day Cultural & Literary Intensive on our stage Saturday, April 14 and Sunday, April 15. This workshop is led by two writers born on opposite sides of the Atlantic—Kumasi, Ghana and Shreveport, Louisiana, respectively—whose pursuit of literary and artistic excellence led them to the Iowa […]

Iowa City Book Festival program now available to download

With the Iowa City Book Festival less than a month away, we’re excited to announce that the Festival program is now available! Festival-goers can download the program on the Iowa City Book Festival website. This year’s Iowa City Book Festival will take place October 8-15 in Downtown Iowa City. The week’s events include various author […]

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 […]