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



  1. Iowa City, the self hating racist alcoholic the rest of Iowa hopes will sleep through the state fair.

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