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Faces of the City of Literature: Nialle Sylvan

Seated in the historic Northside Marketplace district, The Haunted Bookshop (named after the book by Christopher Morley) is a cherished Iowa City institution. The shop has moved around quite a bit since its founding in 1978, but it remains a notoriously vibrant part of the Iowa City literary community. Patrons flock to The Haunted Bookshop […]

Faces of the City of Literature: Andrea Wilson

While the Iowa Writers’ House sits in the heart of Iowa City, the work done by Founder and Executive Director Andrea Wilson and a team of dedicated volunteers is based on a vision of a more connected world. Wilson’s international outlook, first cultivated in Columbus Junction, Iowa, was only enriched by her years living abroad. […]

Faces of the City of Literature

The Faces of the City of Literature series follows key figures in the literary community of Iowa City, giving readers a glimpse into the lives of the people who make the great literary culture here even better. This series is written by Alison and Nicholas McCarty.   Faces of the City of Literature: Nialle Sylvan […]

Faces of the City of Literature: John Kenyon

Many Iowa Citians know John Kenyon for his role as the Director of the Iowa City UNESCO City of Literature and his former positions as a journalist for The Daily Iowan, Corridor Business Journal, and The Gazette. His ardor for literature goes far beyond his professional life; Kenyon is also a crime fiction writer and the editor of Grift […]

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 five high school students from across Iowa. The winning essay was “The Effects of Fog at Dusk,” by Kenna Prottsman, a student at Iowa City High School. […]