Archive for the ‘Community’ Category

Anna Barker’s next reading project:
10 Days of Balzac’s Colonel Chabert

After two years of leading community reading projects around The Decameron, The Epic of Gilgamesh, Paradise Lost, War and Peace, and The Brothers Karamazov, Anna Barker has turned her sights to France.” Get your French berets and baguettes!” she says. “We are off to the land of post-Napoleonic societal collapse, greed, avarice, moral decay and spiritual […]

The official ribbon-cutting for James Alan McPherson Park will be held from 6:30-8 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 5, at the park, 1856 Seventh Avenue Ct., in Iowa City. The Iowa City City Council approved the renaming of Creekside Park to James Alan McPherson Park in March 2021. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the newly redesigned […]

100 Days of Decameron

Already sold on the idea and ready to begin? Click the quote above to go directly to the project page for more information.   We all are looking for ways to make it through these days of isolation and uncertainty, and turning to books for solace and diversion is one method many of us will […]

Local Booksellers Gift Giving Guide

Sidekick Coffee & Books – (1310 1/2 Melrose Avenue, Iowa City) Sidekick Coffee & Books is a community coffee shop and bookstore, a hub for those seeking exceptional coffee, food, books, and conversation. Our full-service coffee bar and thoughtful collection of books for babies to adults offer the best of selections for you and your […]

Help Crown a Slam O Vision Champion

Participating Cities of Literature have chosen their winners, now it is time to rank them all. Videos of the winners will be screened at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, August 1 at MERGE. Those in attendance at our event will help to rank them. These rankings will join those from other cities and be used to pick […]