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Downtown Iowa City Arts Showcase: Rachel Yoder of the Iowa City UNESCO City of Literature

 In 2008, Iowa City’s literary heritage earned its recognition as the first UNESCO City of Literature in the United States. The nonprofit Iowa City UNESCO City of Literature is building on that legacy by working to advance writing on all levels: local, national and international. Rachel Yoder talked to Little Village about some of […]

Book Recs: Sports

Hey sports lovers! We understand you’re probably missing the thrills of March Madness, the excitement of opening day for Major League Baseball, or maybe you’re even missing football! We’ve compiled a list of sports-related content for those of you with empty tournament brackets. Happy reading!  The Great Gamble by David R Bluder  Locally published March, […]

Iowa City’s Picks for #17Booksfor17SDGs

From December 2-17, 2019, during COP25, the UNESCO Iowa City of Literature, along with 11 other Cities of Literature, participated in a #17Booksfor17SDGs campaign on social media. Each day was assigned with a specific Sustainable Development Goal, and each participating city posted one or a few book recommendations corresponding to that goal. The following books […]

Poetry in Public 2020 Submissions Now Being Accepted

It’s time once again for local writers to submit poems for consideration in the 18th annual Poetry in Public Program, sponsored by the Iowa City Public Art Program. Writers of all ages and all levels of writing ability and experience are encouraged to submit entries to the contest. The program was initiated in 2002 to […]

Welcoming a New Decade

As this decade comes to a close, we wanted to highlight some of the collaborations and contributions all the Cities of Literature have participated in during the last ten years.  In the last decade, 36 new Cities of Literature were welcomed to the UNESCO Creative Cities Network, now making for 39 total Cities of Literature. […]