Slam O Vision International

MERGE 136 S Dubuque St, Iowa City, IA

Registration not required: This is a free event! Walk-ins welcome. The spoken word version of Eurovision, hosted by the UNESCO Cities of Literature and their partners — where each City slams their way to the grand title of SlamOvision Champion! The Slam O Vision event is a project of the international UNESCO Cities of Literature. Slam

Give the Gift of Signed Books with Chloe Angyal

Sidekick Coffee & Books 1310 1/2 Melrose Avenue, Iowa City, IA

Give the Gift of Signed Books this holiday season! Sidekick is delighted to host several authors as part of our new holiday tradition-giving signed books! We always offer complimentary gift wrapping! Chloe Angyal will be at Sidekick to sign on Sunday, November 13th from 2pm-3pm.


Prairie Lights Books 15 S. Dubuque St., Iowa City, IA

Join Prairie Lights Books for a reading and signing with New York Times bestselling author Rainbow Rowell!   Seating is limited, so if you pre-pay a pre-order a copy of her new book, Scattered Showers, we will be happy to save you a seat! Rowell’s new book, Scattered Showers (YA ages 14- 17), contains nine beautifully crafted love stories.

Storytime at the Stanley

Univ. of Iowa Stanley Museum of Art 160 W Burlington St, Iowa City

Join Iowa City Public Library children's librarians at the University of Iowa's new Stanley Museum of Art for a very special storytime! We'll start with stories in the museum lobby from 10:30 to about 11 a.m. Enjoy listening to picture books celebrating the power of art and learn about artists who are part of the

Sidekick Coffee & Books: SANTA AT SIDEKICK

Sidekick Coffee & Books 1310 1/2 Melrose Avenue, Iowa City, IA

Visit Santa at Sidekick! Santa will be available from 1pm-3pm. Please feel free to take your own photos!

Paul Engle Glory of the Senses High School Essay Contest Deadline to Submit

To continue Paul Engle’s tradition of inspiring writers and celebrating the rich culture of Iowa, the City of Literature organization annually solicits essays from Iowa high school sophomore about an “Iowa experience,” drawing on a specific memory to capture the sights, sounds, smells, tastes and touches of the day. The author of the essay judged by reviewers

SlamoVision Poetry Competition

PS1 Close 538 S Gilbert St, Iowa City, IA

Slam poets from around Iowa are invited to participate in a special international slam event in Iowa City on Oct. 2. SlamoVision is a project of the international UNESCO Cities of Literature. Slam poets in some of the 42 Cities of Literature around the world will compete in their home cities. One poet from each

Marathon Public Reading of Shakespeare’s Sonnets

Pedmall Weatherdance Fountain Stage College St., Iowa City, IA

April is Shakespeare’s birthday month (not to mention National Poetry Month), and Riverside Theatre and the City of Literature will celebrate by highlighting literary masterpieces rarely explored on stage: the Bard’s 154-poem sonnet cycle. This public reading will take place on the Ped Mall's Weatherdance Fountain Stage on Tuesday, April 23 from 1:00-4:00pm. We welcome

Spring 2024 Simon & Schuster AuthorFest

A Virtual Event

  Join TJ Alexander, Kaliane Bradley, & Jackie Lau in conversation with Christina Hobbs and Lauren Billings, the duo behind the romance power-house Christina Lauren. WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24th At 7PM ET/ 6 PM CT / 4 PM PT VIA ZOOM From fake relationships to star-crossed time travelers to queer throuples, these authors are not your