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Poetry in Public 2017


Entries for Poetry in Public 2017 now being accepted It’s time once again for local writers to submit poems for consideration in the 15th annual Poetry in Public Program, sponsored by the City of Iowa City Public Art Program. Writers of all ages and levels of writing ability are encouraged to submit entries to the [...]

Roxane Gay named recipient of 2016 Paul Engle Prize


Roxane Gay has been named the fifth 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 [...]

2016 Iowa City Book Festival Lineup

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The seventh Iowa City Book Festival schedule will feature bestsellers, Pulitzer Prize winners, strong ties to Iowa and authors from around the world. In addition, strong partnerships with area groups will bring programs on topics that include environmentalism, sustainability, global politics, and end-of-life care. The festival will be held Oct. 4-9, 2016. With an expanded [...]

MusicIC Festival to celebrate Inspiration and Hommage during June 15-18 events

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 The MusicIC festival returns for a sixth season from June 15-18, 2016, to present four programs that explore the theme of Inspiration and Hommage with work that explores the connections between literature and chamber music. The festival program, assembled by MusicIC Artistic Director Tricia Park, features great string quartets of Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven and Mendelssohn. [...]

April 30 International Jazz Day event celebrates ‘Art of Improvisation’

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In celebration of UNESCO’s International Jazz Day, the Iowa City UNESCO City of Literature presents “The Art of Improvisation,” an event that celebrates and explores the unique role that improvisation plays in jazz. Steve Grismore, a full-time jazz instructor at the University of Iowa and a familiar face in jazz performance in the area for decades, will [...]