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The Kreutzer Sonata: A New Radio Play Airing On IPR Classical

The Iowa City UNESCO City of Literature’s MusicIC festival has partnered with Riverside Theatre to create “The Kreutzer Sonata: A Play in Five Tiny Movements,” by award-winning playwright Jennifer Fawcett. Click here to listen to the performance. Originally commissioned and presented by MusicIC in 2014, “The Kreutzer Sonata” is an adaptation of Leo Tolstoy’s 1889 […]

MusicIC Presents: The Kreutzer Sonata

What is the music of jealousy? Of obsession? Of desire? Award-winning playwright Jennifer Fawcett (Apples in Winter, Birth Witches) returns to Riverside with an adaptation that weaves together Leo Tolstoy’s haunting novella with the music of Ludwig van Beethoven and Leoš Janáček. Recorded by four-time Grammy Award winning producer and recording engineer Jesse Lewis. An […]

Iowa City West High School Student Selected to Serve as Ambassador for Outstanding Poetry

On Friday, April 30, Iowa City West High junior Shreya Khullar will be inaugurated in Des Moines as Iowa’s first Student Poet Ambassador. “The Iowa Student Poet Ambassador is an exciting new program that recognizes an outstanding, young writer and celebrates poetry and the literary arts in Iowa,” said Jan Warren, Assistant Director for Student […]

#17Booksfor17SDGs 2020 Picks

By Brooke Sarrazin, Marketing Assistant Last month our organization and 14 other sibling Cities of Literature took part in our second annual “17 Books for the 17 SDGs” social media campaign. From December 7-23 each city posted a book with ties to their city that corresponded with one of the United Nation’s 17 Sustainable Development […]

Marvin Bell, 1937-2020

When I heard of Marvin Bell’s passing this morning, my first thought was of unrealized plans. Every time I spoke with Marvin over the past few years, he reminded me of the idea he had shared to erect a statue of Paul and Hualing Engle in Iowa City. If we could put up a statue […]