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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 […]

Help Crown a Slam O Vision Champion

Participating Cities of Literature have chosen their winners, now it is time to rank them all. Videos of the winners will be screened at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, August 1 at MERGE. Those in attendance at our event will help to rank them. These rankings will join those from other cities and be used to pick […]

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 […]