Latest Past Events

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

Marathon Public Reading of Shakespeare’s Sonnets

Pedmall Weatherdance Fountain Stage College St., Iowa City

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

Write Out Loud Student Award Ceremony

Macbride Auditorium 17 N. Clinton St., Iowa City

Students in grades 1 through 8 in Corridor area districts are invited to submit writing to One Book Two Book! Those submissions are evaluated by a team at ACT in Iowa City. Grade-level winners will be selected in two categories: The Write Stuff, which is judged based on language, clarity, structure, and emotional impact. From