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Hot Tin Roof
Posted by Hot Tin Roof | Nov 14, 2017

The dream fills the room when we unpack -- the parts -- the makings of our soon-to-be kitchen table.I remember reading that IKEA furniture in particular is more self-gratifying than...

Posted by Emma McClatchey | Oct 19, 2017

Fink and co-author Jeffrey Cranor will hold a reading and discussion of their new Night Vale novel for the Witching Hour festival on Saturday.

Posted by Lauren Shotwell | Aug 1, 2017

Among the Living and the Dead: A Tale of Exile and Homecoming on the War Roads of Europe, the recently published book by University of Iowa Assistant Professor Inara Verzemnieks,...

Posted by Eleanore Taft | May 26, 2017

Author and former University of Iowa Writers Workshop alum and faculty member Denis Johnson passed away Wednesday at the age of 67.

Posted by Genevieve Trainor | Mar 15, 2016

Author Richard Siken is MCF's 2016 Writer-in-Residence More than 30 events, mostly free, make up the literary track of this year's Mission Creek Festival, which kicks off on Apr. 5....

Posted by Rob Cline | Jul 18, 2014

Writer Kent Bollers and artist Rick Leonardi invite you to look up Sherlock Holmes at a new address. Oh, the detective still resides at 221B Baker Street. But in Watson...

Posted by Little Village | Apr 2, 2014

Each spring, the Mission Creek Festival brings diverse thinkers and makers to Iowa City for a weeklong exchange of ideas and hospitality. In this spirit, Little...

Book Plug
Posted by Melody Dworak | Mar 13, 2014

In February, B.J. Novak made his literary fiction debut with One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories, a collection of 64 darkly comic vignettes. Novak is most well known for...

Posted by Michael Judge | Mar 5, 2014

According to the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, the acclaimed poet, playwright, essayist, short-story guru and award-winning novelist Denis Johnson has returned...

Style Points!
Posted by Tonya Kehoe | Dec 11, 2013

Sometimes books -- BIG books -- big, impractical books with beautiful photographs are the best gifts of all. Why? They edify, they are good to use as a laptop...

Vigilant Faith
Posted by Kent Williams | Oct 24, 2013

As someone who has not successfully read any works of philosophy -- not made it past the preface in most cases -- my motivation to read Vigilant Faith came...

Posted by Matthew Steele | Apr 2, 2013

Vic Pasternak comes out of retirement for a special Mission Creek Festival reading at 2:00 p.m. this Saturday at Gabe's.

Alan MacVey
Posted by Benjamin Baumbach | Mar 13, 2013

“Five American dollars will cure you of your ANGER! I am your Punching Bag!” So begins Subway, a humorous short play by Qian Jue wherein two street hustlers--one Chinese; the...

Posted by Benjamin Baumbach | Dec 5, 2012

How does literature bring us together? Does some quality contained within allow us to communicate beyond linguistic, cultural and personal barriers - barriers many of us find insurmountable? Can the...