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Reading for Ukraine set for April 11

Join Ukrainian and U.S. writers in person at the Shambaugh House or online for a special reading dedicated to supporting Ukraine. Co-sponsored by Prairie Lights Bookstore, the Iowa City, Lviv, and Odessa UNESCO Cities of Literature, and International Programs. Participating readers include Marilynne Robinson, Bob Shacochis, Elizabeth Willis, Jane Hirshfield, Oksana Lutsyshyna Pavlo Korobchuk, Joyelle […]

Canceled: Dylan scholar Michael Gray to speak April 14

NOTE: This event has been canceled. Michael Gray, a pioneer in the study of the work of Bob Dylan, will present “Bob Dylan, Literature, and the Poetry of the Blues” at 7 p.m. in Meeting Room A of the Iowa City Public Library. The event, presented by the Iowa City UNESCO City of Literature’s Iowa […]

Student Writers to be honored at
One Book Two Book Festival

The Iowa City UNESCO City of Literature organization’s annual One Book Two Book Children’s Literature Festival will offer outdoor fun for the entire family while also recognizing creative excellence of several area students, Feb. 26-27. Activities for this year’s festival will be held in person, both outside and inside, on Saturday, Feb. 26. In addition, […]

One Book Two Book’s Write Out Loud event to premiere at 1 p.m., Feb. 28

The Write Out Loud celebration of student writing, held virtually this year, will premiere on YouTube at 1 p.m. CST on Sunday, Feb. 28. The celebration is the highlight of this year’s annual One Book Two Book Children’s Literature Festival. Watch the presentation here. The video features the grade-level winners in the One Book Two […]

Electoral college book author presents May 12 as part of LIT Talks series

The Iowa City UNESCO City of Literature, in partnership with the Iowa City Public Library, will host author Jesse Wegman on May 12, when he will discuss his new book, Let the People Pick the President: The Case for Abolishing the Electoral College. Wegman’s talk will be online at 7 p.m. Visit to register […]