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Celebrate International Jazz Day in Iowa City!

To celebrate International Jazz Day, the City of Literature and the Iowa City Public Library are joining to present “Jazz in The Fight for Civil Rights: Jazz as Activist Music.” This free event will be held at 2 p.m. in Meeting Room A of the Iowa City Public Library. During the Civil Rights movement, many […]

This Wheel’s on Fire: Celebrating the Music and Words of Bob Dylan

Join us at This Wheel’s on Fire, an event celebrating the music and words of Bob Dylan and a benefit for the Iowa City UNESCO City of Literature, live on Friday, April 28 at 7 p.m. Sponsored by Urban Acres, University of Iowa Community Credit Union, and Carpenter’s Local 1260. Featuring Iris DeMent, William Elliott Whitmore, […]

Community Reading of Martin Luther King’s Controversial “A Time To Break Silence” Speech

April 4 marks fifty years since Martin Luther King delivered the most controversial speech in his career, “Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence.”  Veterans For Peace Chapter #161 is sponsoring a community serial reading of that speech, to be held near the fountain in the Iowa City Ped Mall.  It will begin at 11:30 […]

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 […]