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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 […]

Downtown Iowa City Arts Showcase: Rachel Yoder of the Iowa City UNESCO City of Literature

 In 2008, Iowa City’s literary heritage earned its recognition as the first UNESCO City of Literature in the United States. The nonprofit Iowa City UNESCO City of Literature is building on that legacy by working to advance writing on all levels: local, national and international. Rachel Yoder talked to Little Village about some of […]

Book Recs: Sports

Hey sports lovers! We understand you’re probably missing the thrills of March Madness, the excitement of opening day for Major League Baseball, or maybe you’re even missing football! We’ve compiled a list of sports-related content for those of you with empty tournament brackets. Happy reading!  The Great Gamble by David R Bluder  Locally published March, […]