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The Iowa City Book Festival is organized by the Iowa City UNESCO City of Literature. Iowa City is one of just 11 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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2016 Book Festival: Build your own theme

Two years ago, we had the great fortune of presenting an Iowa City Book Festival featuring two Pulitzer-winning authors with strong Iowa ties in Marilynne Robinson and Jane Smiley. An attendee at the Smiley event remarked, “You obviously had an Iowa theme to this year’s festival. What will the next theme be?” Our theme that […]

2016 Iowa City Book Festival Lineup

The seventh Iowa City Book Festival schedule will feature bestsellers, Pulitzer Prize winners, strong ties to Iowa and authors from around the world. In addition, strong partnerships with area groups will bring programs on topics that include environmentalism, sustainability, global politics, and end-of-life care. The festival will be held Oct. 4-9, 2016. With an expanded […]