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MusicIC Festival cancels June 2020 in-person programming

Summer video performances; fall collaboration with Iowa City Book Festival planned What was planned to be the 10th annual MusicIC Festival has been canceled. Programming planned for June 18-20, 2020, will be pushed to summer 2021. The festival, presented by the Iowa City UNESCO City of Literature, will offer alternate programming. In place of the […]

Electoral college book author presents May 12 as part of LIT Talks series

The Iowa City UNESCO City of Literature, in partnership with the Iowa City Public Library, will host author Jesse Wegman on May 12, when he will discuss his new book, Let the People Pick the President: The Case for Abolishing the Electoral College. Wegman’s talk will be online at 7 p.m. Visit https://bit.ly/LITtalks to register […]

Little Free Library Map and Bike Adventure in the South District Neighborhood

The South District of Iowa City has created a Little Free Library map and bicycle adventure! Use this map of the South District of Iowa City to help navigate your way to Little Free Libraries in this area. Bike to Books: A Little Free Library Adventure invites participants to discover new places to bike and […]

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We want to hear from you. What are you reading, besides the Decameron? What are you writing? How are you coping in this time and how can we help? Our mission is to celebrate and support literature on a local, regional, national, and international level, connecting readers and writers through the power of story. These […]

Derricotte, Eady named 2019 Paul Engle Prize winners

Toi Derricotte and Cornelius Eady have been named recipients 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 […]