The Paul Engle Award

Toi Derricotte and Cornelius Eady: 2019 Award Winners

The annual Paul Engle Prize from the Iowa City UNESCO City of Literature honors an individual who, like Paul Engle, represents a pioneering spirit in the world of literature through writing, editing, publishing, or teaching, and whose active participation in the larger issues of the day has contributed to the betterment of the world through the literary arts.

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Presidential election polling book author presents Sept. 9 as part of LIT Talks series

The Iowa City UNESCO City of Literature, in partnership with the Iowa City Public Library, will host author W. Joseph Campbell on Sept. 9, when he will discuss his new book, Lost in a Gallup: Polling Failure in U.S. Presidential Elections. Campbell’s talk will be online at 7 p.m. Visit https://www.crowdcast.io/e/littalks-w–joseph  to register for this […]

War & Peace

Public Reading of War and Peace Sept. 30-Oct. 3: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.  Oct. 4: 9 a.m. until it is finished Weatherdance Fountain Stage, Pedestrian Mall (Graduate Hotel in inclement weather) Each year, the Book Festival features the public reading of a classic work of literature with supporting programming throughout the week. From Monday, Sept. […]

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