The Iowa City Book Festival is organized by the Iowa City UNESCO City of Literature. Iowa City is one of just 28 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.

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Iowa City Book Festival Scheduled for October 1-6, 2019

IOWA CITY – The Iowa City Book Festival’s 11th year will feature a mix of authors, panel discussions, workshops, a book fair and more, with programming that blends the best in fiction, nonfiction and poetry. The festival will be held from Oct. 1-6, with most events at various locations throughout downtown Iowa City. Long a […]

Derricotte, Eady named 2019 Paul Engle Prize winners

Toi Derricotte and Cornelius Eady have been named recipients of the Paul Engle Prize, presented by the Iowa City UNESCO City of Literature organization. The prize, established in 2011, 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 […]