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Little Village vs. NaNoWriMo: Day 3

View all NaNoWriMo entries … The dentist began teasing the side of the deck with his forefinger, a smirk curling across his cheek. Sweat beaded on my forehead and I began to feel light headed. I was once again reminded of my minor heart attack episode. My thoughts danced across several decades of coffee, cigarettes […]

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Show Preview: Jay Farrar at The Mill, Nov. 3

Nov. 3 | 8:00 p.m. A founding member of perhaps the most important alt. country band of all time, Uncle Tupelo, Jay Farrar shared vocal and songwriting duties with future Wilco leader Jeff Tweedy. After the Tupelo split-up, Farrar went on to form the seminal alt. country rockers Son Volt. He continues to be an […]

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Little Village vs. NaNoWriMo: Day 2

View all NaNoWriMo entries … Kevin crept along like an old pro. A senile one. The Buick swayed and slithered along next to the row of parked cars, and I was sitting nervously in the back seat trying to keep my mouth shut. I had a pair of teenagers myself–you have to pick your spots […]

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Ticket Giveaway: Kate Nash at The Englert, Nov. 8

Greetings music fans. Here’s the deal. We have two pairs of tickets to see Kate Nash at The Englert next week, and it can be yours if you manage to overcome the grueling challenge we’ve devised. To win the prize, email editor@littlevillagemag.com with “Kate Nash” in the subject line. Winners will be randomly selected out […]

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Little Village vs. NaNoWriMo: Day 1

View all NaNoWriMo entries “Did you see the moon tonight?” he said. “No,” I said, “why?” “It doesn’t even look real, it looks like a painting of the moon, like at an opera.” “Have you ever even been to an opera?” I asked him. “No,” he said, “why?” “Then how would you know what it […]

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Little Village vs. NaNoWriMo Hub Page

READ THE NOVEL READ THE BLOG November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) the annual, pseudo-masochistic event that challenges all-comers to write a 50,000 word (175 page) novel within 30 days. Considering our unending references to Iowa City as a “City of Literature,” the Little Village crew decided it would be a great idea to, […]

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Submit to Hot Tin Roof

Hot Tin Roof is a program to showcase current literary work produced in the Iowa City/Cedar Rapids metro area. Each month, a selected piece under 1,000 words is published in Little Village, and the author receives a $100 honorarium. The series takes its name from a famous play and movie by former Iowa City resident […]

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