Irish poets visit the Book Festival

Three Irish poets will visit this year’s Iowa City Book Festival in a partnership with Poetry Ireland, an organization based in the Dublin City of Literature. We will be joined by Nell Regan, Afric McGlinchey, and Jim Maguire. McGlinchey and Maguire, are featured in “The Rising Generation,” an issue of the Poetry Ireland Review, a publication of […]

Cancellation: Shakespeare panel

With the start of the Iowa City Book Festival just days away, a few schedule changes and updates are inevitable. This website is the place to go for the most up-to-date information about the festival. We have one cancellation: the panel, “Shakespeare: That Global Brand,” will not take place. Fans of the Bard can, however, still […]

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 […]