Iowa City Poetry: WRITERS OPEN MIC

An off-shoot of The Free Generative Writing Workshops, the Writers Open Mic welcomes writers of all genres and experience levels. Share 4-5 minutes of your original writing with an appreciative and supportive audience.  You do not have to be a past participant of a Free Generative Writing workshop or an Iowa City Poetry workshop to

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

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