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Libraries partner with City of Literature for ‘Stories from Ukraine’ project

The “Stories from Ukraine” project is a series of videos that offers a chance to better understand Ukraine, its culture, and its people.   The project is a collaboration among the Lviv Public Libraries, the Lviv UNESCO City of Literature, Ukraїner, and the Ukrainian Library Association. It is presented here in partnership with the Iowa City UNESCO […]

Our next Community Read: 100 Days of The Count of Monte Cristo

  Our next Community Reads project with Anna Barker will be The Count of Monte Cristo. The project follows on past readings of The Red and the Black, Colonel Chabert, War and Peace, The Brothers Karamazov, The Decameron and more. As with those projects, Barker will lead a Facebook group where participants can follow along […]

Acclaimed Writers’ Workshop alum T.C. Boyle returns to Iowa City

Iowa Writers’ Workshop graduate and PEN/Faulkner Award-winning author T.C. Boyle will visit Iowa City to read from his acclaimed works during a free, public event at the Englert Theatre. During the event, which will take place on Thursday, May 5, beginning at 7:30 p.m., Boyle will read “The Lie” from his short story collection, Wild […]

Eve Ewing’s Mission Creek visit allows for long-delayed Engle Prize presentation

Each October during the Iowa City Book Festival, we present the Paul Engle Prize. This prize, named for the long-time director of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and co-founder of the International Writing Program, honors an individual who, like Paul Engle, represents a pioneering spirit in the world of literature through writing, editing, publishing, or teaching, […]

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 […]