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‘Education is a currency for survival’: Jon Kerstetter on politics, war and recovery

Iowa City Book Festival Presents: Jon Kerstetter Prairie Lights — Saturday, Oct. 13 at 1 p.m. In July of 2003, Jon Kerstetter, a U.S. Army National Guard combat physician, found himself in a rather bizarre situation. Despite a lack of training or certification in forensic pathology, Kerstetter was commanded to identify the dead bodies of […]

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Review: Jennifer Colville’s ‘Elegies …’ evoke a vibrant sense of life

Although one should never judge books by covers alone, the one gracing Jenny Colville’s Elegies for Uncanny Girls conveys an apt sense of the book’s contents. This befits Colville’s work as the editor of PromptPress, which invites authors to create verbal reflections inspired by images. […]

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‘Liberal redneck’ Trae Crowder checks in on politics and comedy ahead of his Iowa City Book Festival appearance

On Oct. 11, the Iowa City Book Festival brings Trae Crowder to town (the Liberal Redneck of YouTube fame). Crowder, along with Corey Ryan Forrester and Dean Morgan, will be performing at the Englert as part of their wellRED: From Dixie With Love​ tour. The show starts at 8 p.m.; tickets are $27. All proceeds will benefit the ACLU of Iowa. […]

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Little Village gets into the Book Festival spirit with annual reading, roast

Hot Tin Roof Reading Java House (211½ E. Washington St.) — Saturday, Oct. 8 at 4 p.m. Seventh Annual Roast of Iowa City Trumpet Blossom Cafe — Sunday, Oct. 9 at 4 p.m. Little Village is embracing the City of Literature, and we want you to join us! Our two annual Iowa City Book Festival […]

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Marc Nieson’s ‘Schoolhouse: Lessons on Love and Landscape’ has intensity, clarity and elegance

Marc Nieson at the Iowa City Book Festival Sense of Place I panel: City Hall Council Chambers — Saturday, Oct. 8 at 10 a.m. Reading: Prairie Lights Books — Saturday, Oct. 8 at 4 p.m. In the fall of 1993, while attending the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, Marc Nieson moved into a one-room schoolhouse on Redbird […]

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Iowa City Book Festival brings authors, presses from across the country

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 2016 event, which started on Oct. 4 and runs through Oct. 9, is the stuff of dreams for bibliophiles of all stripes. The festivities kicked […]

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10 must-see events at the 2015 Iowa City Book Festival

  The Iowa City Book Festival runs from October 1-4, and with so many events happening in and around town, how do you decide which events not to miss? With any great festival, FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out) is real. But fear not! Let the curators at Little Village be your guide. All of the […]

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Sara Paretsky named 4th annual Paul Engle Prize winner

Sara Paretsky, feminist author of the acclaimed bestselling V.I. Warshawski mystery series, has been named the the Iowa City UNESCO City of Literature’s fourth Paul Engle Prize winner. Following the announcement, Paretsky, who was born in Ames, Iowa, said, “We all have one or two fundamental questions about life—about our own lives—that we keep returning […]

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