City of Literature hosts ‘Iowa Nice Guy’ at events

The Iowa City UNESCO City of Literature has announced two events that celebrate Iowa storytelling and humor, both featuring “Iowa Nice Guy” Scott Siepker.

The first event, “Made in Iowa,” features Siepker, who will tell the humorous tale of why he has chosen to stay and create in Iowa. Siepker is best known as the star of a series of videos that extol the virtues of our state in blunt, often bawdy terms.  The event will be held Thursday, March 31, from 5:30-7 p.m. at the new Iowa City Brewlab, 505 E. Washington St. Tickets are $15, and are available at The Brew Lab will feature drink specials during the event.

The second event, “Story Hour: What’s So Funny?” will be emceed by Siepker and will feature original pieces that find humor in the workplace, performed by the authors . A special breakfast event, “What’s So Funny?” will be held Friday, April 1, from 7:30-9 a.m. at Brown Deer Golf Club, 1900 Country Club Dr., in Coralville.  Presenters include Robyn Hepker, Dave Parsons, and Megan Gogerty. Tickets are $30 and are available at

Story Hour is sponsored by Iowa River Products, Quality Care, Toyota of Iowa City, and the Community Foundation of Johnson County.

Tickets for both fundraising events also can be purchased through the City of Literature office. Call (319) 887-6100 for more information.

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