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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 […]

Giving Tuesday: Join the movement & give back

On Giving Tuesday, please consider making a gift of any size to t he Iowa City UNESCO City of Literature. Our 2015 was filled with successes that elevated the literary community in the Iowa City area. The largest Iowa City Book Festival to date drew more than 4,000 people to our community. Headlined by former […]

Booksellers’ Holiday Gift Recommendations

In the City of Literature, we are fortunate to be surrounded by so many world-class independent bookstores. This year we invited our local booksellers to share their top picks for holiday gifts. Among the Stacks 224 1st St SW, Mount Vernon John Green boxed set Signing for Dummies by Adan R. Penilla II PhD & […]