Board of Directors

Mission statement: The City of Literature works to advance its mission of celebrating and supporting literature on a local, regional, national, and international level, connecting readers and writers through the power of story.

President, Mary Ellen Lewis – Private attorney
Vice President, Jesse Singerman – Prairie Ventures LLC
Secretary, John Culshaw – University of Iowa Libraries
Treasurer, Linda Farkas – Community volunteer
Past President, Jennie Garner – North Liberty Community Library
Aron Aji – University of Iowa
Anna Barker – University of Iowa
Laura Bergus – City Council of Iowa City
Venise Berry – University of Iowa
Elsworth Carman – Iowa City Public Library
Maeve Clark  – Community volunteer
LaTasha DeLoach – Iowa City Senior Center
Nick Kaeding – Think Iowa City
Lyz Lenz – Writer
LaTanya McQueen – Coe College
Karen Miller – Writer
Caleb Rainey – Poet and Teacher
Steve Semken – Ice Cube Press