Staff & Board

Staff & Board

Our Mission

The City of Literature works to advance its mission of celebrating and supporting literature on a local, regional, national, and international level, connecting readers and writers through the power of story.

Staff

John Kenyon, Executive Director

Rachael Carlson, Director of Operations

Board of Directors

President, Nick Kaeding, Think Iowa City
Vice President, Judith Leavitt – Community volunteer
Treasurer, Kellee Forkenbrock – North Liberty Community Library
Secretary, Maeve Clark – Community volunteer
Past President, Jesse Singerman, Prairie Ventures LLC
Linda Farkas – Community volunteer
Alison Ames-Galstad – City of Coralville
Jon Green – Johnson County Supervisor
Aron Aji – University of Iowa
Anna Barker – University of Iowa, at large

Venise Berry – University of Iowa
Elsworth Carman – Iowa City Public Library
LaTasha DeLoach – Iowa City Senior Center
Lisa Gardinier – University of Iowa Libraries
Shawn Harmsen – Iowa City Council
Lyz Lenz – Writer
Karen Miller – Writer
Caleb Rainey – Poet and Teacher
Trinity Ray – The TUESDAY Agency
Barb Stein – Educator

Past Board Members

Megan Alter • Micah Ariel James • Regenia Baliey • Laura Bergus • Carolyn Brown • Ellen Buchanan • Rockne Cole • Jim Conard • Susan Craig • John Culshaw • Mackenzie DeRoo • Lori Erickson • Jack Evans • Hugh Ferrer • Wendy Ford • Jennie Garner • Tom Gelman • Laurie Haman • Jim Harris • Jim Hayes • Kelly Hayworth • Ryan Heiar • Pat Heiden • Dale Helling • Robin Hemley • Chris Hoffman • Eileen Johnson • Samantha Kaeding • John Kenyon • Mary Ellen Lewis • Sally Mason • Claudia McGehee • LaTanya McQueen •  Ana Merino • Christopher Merrill • Forrest Meyer • Ashley Monroe • Rebecca Neades • Mark Nolte • Andre Perry • Nancy Quellhorst • Delia Ray Howard Janelle Rettig • Christopher Rossi • Joshua Schamberger • Elizabeth Schott • Linda Schreiber • Steve Semken • Rod Sullivan • Tim Terry • James Throgmorton • Amanda West • Nancy Willis • Rachel Yoder

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