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Sidekick Coffee & Books to Host KidLit Festival Featuring Iowa Authors

Sidekick Coffee & Books will host its first ever KidLit Pizzazz Festival on Sunday, November 14, from 2 to 4 p.m., at the store located at 1310 ½ Melrose Avenue. The festival will feature 15 children’s book authors and illustrators from the state of Iowa. Customers will be able to purchase books and have them […]

Cities of Literature celebrate International Translation Day

The UNESCO Cities of Literature will celebrate International Translation Day on September 30 with a collaborative project to translate the same poem into languages spoken in their cities across the globe. The UN General Assembly formally recognized the role of language professionals in connecting nations and fostering peace, understanding, and development in 2017, and declared […]

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. […]

MusicIC Festival cancels June 2020 in-person programming

Summer video performances; fall collaboration with Iowa City Book Festival planned What was planned to be the 10th annual MusicIC Festival has been canceled. Programming planned for June 18-20, 2020, will be pushed to summer 2021. The festival, presented by the Iowa City UNESCO City of Literature, will offer alternate programming. In place of the […]

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 https://bit.ly/LITtalks to register […]