6th Annual Roast of Iowa City: Submit your roast by Sept. 15 for a shot at fame/infamy

Join us on Oct. 4 at the Trumpet Blossom Cafe for Little Village’s sixth-annual roast of Iowa City, hosted by comedian Megan Gogerty. The event kicks off at 4 p.m. as part of the 2015 Iowa City Book Festival. Like years previous, the Roast of Iowa City brings out the best in Iowa City by imploring its residents to dish out their worst.

Think you’ve got what it takes?


Submission deadline: September 15

  • Tell us how you really feel — Put your roast in essay form (1,000 words or less).
  • Prose, poems, songs, short skits or monologues encouraged — basically anything you can perform on stage in front of a crowd.
  • Send it in! Email your roast to us at


Thoughts? Tips? A cute picture of a dog? Share them with LV »

The Future is Unwritten

You look to Little Village for today’s stories. Your sustaining support will help us write tomorrow’s.


$10/mo or $120/year
The cost of doing this work really adds up! Your contribution at this level will cover telephone and internet expenses for one month at the LV editorial offices.


$20/mo or $240/year
$240 is enough to cover one month’s costs for sending out our weekly entertainment newsletter, The Weekender. Make a contribution at this level to put a little more oomph on your support and your weekend.


$30/mo or $360/year
(AUTO-RENEW) connects eastern Iowa culture with the world. Your contribution at this level will cover the site’s hosting costs for three months. A bold move for our boldest supporters!

All monthly and annual contributors receive:

  • Recognition on our Supporters page (aliases welcome)
  • Exclusive early access when we release new half-price gift cards
  • Access to a secret Facebook group where you can connect with other supporters and discuss the latest news and upcoming events (and maybe swap pet pics?) with the LV staff
  • Invitations to periodic publisher chats (held virtually for now) to meet with Matt and give him a piece of your mind, ask your burning questions and hear more about the future plans for Little Village, Bread & Butter Magazine, Witching Hour Festival and our other endeavors.