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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 […]

From Text to Television

Now that school is out and we can shamelessly binge Netflix, Hulu and all your other favorite streaming platforms, checkout these films and series based on your favorite books.   NOS4A2      In AMC’s version of Joe Hill’s best-selling novel of the same name, a Victoria McQueen realizes she has supernatural abilities and discovers […]

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 […]