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

Alison Ames-Galstad – City of Coralville

Jon Green – Johnson County Supervisor

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