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IWP Bookshelf: New Releases from IWP Alumni

For over 50 years now, the International Writing Program (IWP) has been bringing writers from all over the world to Iowa City. For some, it’s a first encounter with America, certainly with the Midwest; a good number of them already have a publishing career in the U.S., however. Check out a selection of 2017-8 titles […]

2018 City of Literature Gift Guide

Still searching for the perfect gift for the lit-lover in your life? Check out our literary gift guide for all of your last minute gift needs. For the Bookaholic Does your aunt Sally seem to eat up novels faster than Santa sneaking Christmas cookies? Luckily, Iowa City has a plethora of local bookshops filled with […]

Read a New Book Month: Iowa Writers’ Workshop Grads’ 2018 Debuts

Whether it means curling up with a fresh release or simply a new-to-you classic, December is ‘Read a New Book’ month. Here at the City of Literature, we’ve put together a list of book recommendations that are not only new releases from 2018, but also are debut works for each of the authors. Can you make […]

MusicIC Festival to celebrate space and light during June 20-23

Special performance of ‘The Dark Side of the Moon’ highlights schedule IOWA CITY – The MusicIC festival returns for an eighth season from June 20-23, 2018. Over the course of four programs, MusicIC will gaze skyward, finding inspiration in the stars and beyond. The Festival is presented by the Iowa City UNESCO City of Literature organization. […]

Alexander Chee Awarded the Paul Engle Prize

On October 12th, during the 2017 Iowa City Book Festival, Alexander Chee became the 6th recipient of the Paul Engle Prize. You can now watch the complete ceremony, which includes introductions by Iowa City of Literature director John Kenyon and Coralville Public Library director Alison Ames Galstad, remarks by Chee, and a conversation between Chee […]