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Rebecca Solnit Named 2021 Paul Engle Prize Winner

City of Literature award will be presented at Spring 2022 event Rebecca Solnit has been named the eleventh recipient of the Paul Engle Prize, presented by the Iowa City UNESCO City of Literature organization.The prize, established in 2011, honors an individual who, like Paul Engle, represents a pioneering spirit in the world of literature through […]

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 […]

Iowa City Book Festival 2021 Takes Hybrid Format

Iowa City Book Festival offers readings, film screenings, exhibits, and more, late October and throughout the fall IOWA CITY – The 13th annual Iowa City Book Festival, which will be held Oct. 18-24, will feature a mix of in-person and online events that blend original programming and partnerships with co-presenters to celebrate the written word. […]

Reykjavík hosts first-ever hybrid UNESCO Cities of Literature meeting

Reykjavík UNESCO Creative City of Literature welcomed 31 representatives from 21 Creative Cities of Literature for the hybrid Creative Cities of Literature Annual Conference (Sept. 6-10), and the same number of delegates took part remotely from Creative Cities of Literature around the world. The theme of the Conference was Conversation and Inspiration- Reconnect in Reykjavik, […]

Winners Named in 2021 Paul Engle 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 eight high school students from across Iowa. The winning essay was “The First Morning,” by Johnnie Each, now a junior at Cedar Rapids Prairie High School. In […]