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

One Community One Book: The Farm by Joanne Ramos

C20 Pomerantz Center 213 N Clinton St, Iowa City

The 2023 One Community, One Book is The Farm by Joanne Ramos. Told from the perspective of four women, The Farm explores gender, race, and class, and of who has access to power,

Little Village Presents: Roast of Iowa City

ReUnion Brewery 113 E College St, Iowa City

  Year after year, some of the area’s most treasured comics and writers gather together to relentlessly burn and mock everything sacred and dear about our town. Doors open at

Curator Guided Tour: Hey Buddy, I’m Bill

University of Iowa Main Library Gallery 125 W Washington St, Iowa City, IA

Hey Buddy, I’m Bill tells the story of Bill Sackter, the namesake of Wild Bill’s (formerly Wild Bill’s Coffee Shop) in the University of Iowa School of Social Work. From his

Sarah Cypher: The Skin and Its Girl

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

A young, queer Palestinian American woman pieces together her great aunt's secrets in this sweeping debut, a family saga confronting questions of sexual identity, exile, and lineage. In a Pacific

Marta McDowell: Gardening Can Be Murder

Coralville Public Library 1401 5th St., Coralville, IA

With their deadly plants, razor-sharp shears, shady corners, and ready-made burial sites, gardens make an ideal scene for the perfect murder. But the outsize influence that gardens and gardening have

Tracie Morris: human/nature poems

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

Weaving intimate portraits of home with what could be the travel journals of a 21st-century troubadour, Tracie Morris’s human/nature poems is a hymn to the human and more-than-human world. These

Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak: Translation! Ever New, Ever Elusive

Old Capitol Senate Chamber 21 N. Clinton St., Iowa City

Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak is University Professor at Columbia University.  Her first job was at Iowa (1965-77), where she went through the ranks, and profited greatly by the absolute support of