The Iowa City Book Festival is organized by the Iowa City UNESCO City of Literature. Iowa City is one of just seven Cities of Literature in the world, and the Iowa City Book Festival celebrates books and writing by leveraging the unique mix of local resources that helped to earn that designation.
In celebration of the 200th anniversary of Sir Walter Scott’s Waverley novels, a free literary and musical performance of Scottish culture will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5, at the Englert Theatre. Narrated by Alan Riach, Professor of Scottish Literature at the University of Glasgow and Ida Cordelia Beam Distinguished Visiting Professor at The […]
Planning continues for the 2014 Iowa City Book Festival, to be held Oct. 2-5 in and around downtown Iowa City. In addition to previously announced authors like James Ellroy, Jane Smiley, Terrence Holt, Mary Szybist and others, the lineup now includes: –Iowa City native Sean Strub, who will talk about his new memoir, Body Counts: A […]