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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. […]

What to Watch: Writers on the Fly

For Writers on the Fly, you should check out Larry Baker, the author of The Education of Nancy Adams. In this chat, he talks about his newly found struggle to find a quiet place to write and how he thinks a writer should “get into the mind of all sorts of characters.” Check it out […]

Previous Iowa City Book Festival Authors Latest Publications

With the 2019 Iowa City Book Festival less than one week away, we thought it appropriate to shoutout some of the newest publications from the 2018 and 2017 Book Festival authors.    Mary Kubica (When the Lights Go Out, 2018 Book Festival)  The Other Mrs. Ever been anxious about moving? Sadie Froust’s concerns about moving […]

Winners named in City of Literature student essay contest

The Iowa City UNESCO City of Literature organization has completed judging for this year’s Paul Engle Day: Glory of the Senses Essay Contest, and will award scholarships to seven high school students from across Iowa. The winning essay was “The Wonders of the Willow,” by Natalie DeGabriele, a student at Cedar Falls High School in […]

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 […]