The Iowa City UNESCO City of Literature is a 501(c)3 organization, and welcomes your charitable gifts. Through programs like the Iowa City Book Festival, One Book Two Book Children’s Literature Festival, and MusicIC, we have encouraged families, businesses and community organizations to discover Iowa as a place that invites people – both locally and globally- to discover and share our many literary resources and opportunities. Your gift helps the UNESCO City of Literature achieve our goal to support and create the highest quality literary programming and to engage youth and families in reading and writing.


The Iowa City UNESCO City of Literature organization depends on volunteers to help staff our many literary events throughout the year. To volunteer, email us at or call 319-887-6100.

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