Mic Check Poetry Fest 2022: Ebony Stewart and Patricia Smith

Englert Theatre 221 E. Washington St., Iowa City, IA

Two powerful poets and performers lead workshops on Saturday afternoon, then perform live at The Englert Theatre Saturday night. All events available in-person and online at this hybrid festival.

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.

RAINBOW ROWELL

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.

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The Parchment Lounge (The Writers’ Rooms)

Sancruary Pub 405 S Gilbert St, Iowa City, IA

This is The Writers’ Rooms’ free-write Room! We meet at Sanctuary Pub every Monday from 6:30pm-8:30pm. Come enjoy a drink and food, work on your craft, and meet fellow writers! All writers are welcome at all of our Rooms, but the Parchment Lounge is not genre-specific. Attendees are welcome to stay past 8:30pm, but the

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

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The Parchment Lounge (The Writers’ Rooms)

Sancruary Pub 405 S Gilbert St, Iowa City, IA

This is The Writers’ Rooms’ free-write Room! We meet at Sanctuary Pub every Monday from 6:30pm-8:30pm. Come enjoy a drink and food, work on your craft, and meet fellow writers! All writers are welcome at all of our Rooms, but the Parchment Lounge is not genre-specific. Attendees are welcome to stay past 8:30pm, but the

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The Parchment Lounge (The Writers’ Rooms)

Sancruary Pub 405 S Gilbert St, Iowa City, IA

This is The Writers’ Rooms’ free-write Room! We meet at Sanctuary Pub every Monday from 6:30pm-8:30pm. Come enjoy a drink and food, work on your craft, and meet fellow writers! All writers are welcome at all of our Rooms, but the Parchment Lounge is not genre-specific. Attendees are welcome to stay past 8:30pm, but 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!