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UNESCO City of Literature

Posted by Paul Brennan | Nov 2, 2017

Iowa City is no longer the only UNESCO City of Literature in the United States. On Oct. 31, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization designed Seattle as one...

Posted by Lauren Shotwell | Oct 12, 2017

The U.S. plans to withdraw from UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, but Iowa City UNESCO City of Literature Executive Director John Kenyon said he doesn't believe...

Posted by Tim Taranto | Jul 31, 2017

Each summer the Iowa Young Writers' Studio welcomes high school-aged writers and rising college freshman from around the nation and the world to Iowa City for two two-week sessions of...

Posted by Daniel Boscaljon | Jun 13, 2017

Too often overlooked among the series of festivals that bring an influx of artists to Iowa City is the MusicIC festival, now in its seventh year. Running June 21-24, the...

Photo by Kelli Ebensberger
Posted by Genevieve Trainor | Oct 4, 2016

Iowa City Book Festival Downtown Iowa City -- October 4 - 9 www.iowacitybookfestival.org When a certified City of Literature decides to throw a book festival, it doesn’t fool around. The...

Posted by Adam Burke | May 24, 2016

Another day, another listicle. This time it’s Iowa City’s rank among the most charming college towns. Iowa City is shown engulfed in a green charm cloud on RentLingo’s Heat Map...

Ashraf Fayadh
Posted by Genevieve Trainor | Jan 11, 2016

Reading for Ashraf Fayadh Shambaugh House -- Thursday, January 14 at Noon Poet Fayadh was sentenced to death for apostasy in November. -- photo via his Instagram account. As part...

Posted by Mal Zook | Sep 17, 2015

The errant knight and his beloved steed, Rocinante, in the Plaza de España, Seville -- photo by Michael Hansen El Caballero don Quijote, in Spanish with English Subtitles Adler Journalism...

Posted by Gemma de Choisy | Sep 4, 2015

Paretsky holds an MBA and a PhD in history from the University of Chicago --photo via City of Literature USA Sara Paretsky, feminist author of the acclaimed bestselling V.I. Warshawski...

Posted by Andrea Wilson | Mar 31, 2015

Luis Alberto Urrea, a member of the Latino Literature Hall of Fame and a 2005 Pulitzer Prize finalist for his nonfiction work The Devil’s Highway...

The 3rd annual One Book Two Book festival heads to Iowa City
Posted by John Miller | Jan 16, 2014

Internationally acclaimed authors and illustrators of children’s books will take over downtown Iowa City this weekend for the UNESCO City of Literature’s 3rd annual...