The Iowa City UNESCO City of Literature is a 501(c)3 organization, and welcomes your charitable gifts. Through programs like the Iowa City Book Festival and the One Book Two Book Children’s Literature Festival, we have encouraged families, businesses and community organizations to discover Iowa as a place that invites citizens — both locally and globally — to discover and share our many literary resources and opportunities. Your gift helps the UNESCO City of Literature achieve our goal to support and create the highest quality literary programming and to engage youth and families in reading and writing.

Donate now and receive a set of beautiful, hand-drawn Author Portrait cards, created by local author and artist, Lauren Haldeman. Each card depicts a well-known writer who lived, taught, studied or worked in our City of Literature. (While supplies last)



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City of Literature: 123 S. Linn St., Iowa City, IA 52240