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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. […]

Iowa City Book Festival, City of Literature celebrate 10th anniversaries this fall

The Iowa City UNESCO City of Literature will celebrate its 10th anniversary by hosting the tenth Iowa City Book Festival from Oct. 1-7 2018. The festival schedule, which will feature authors from around the country and around the globe, including those from other Cities of Literature. Long a showcase for partnerships with other area organizations, […]

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 […]