Sunday schedule details revealed, new app to keep it all straight

The Book Festival schedule page now has listings for more than 20 events scheduled that day, ranging from readings to panel discussions, demonstrations to food and games. Check in to start planning your day, but be aware that more events will be added in the weeks leading up to the festival. Need help keeping all of […]

Festival program available

The print program for the 2013 Iowa City Book Festival will hit the streets of the Iowa City Area on Sept. 18 and Oct. 2 as an insert in Little Village magazine, as well as at various locations as a stand-alone publication. Those not willing to wait can read the program online or download a PDF. […]

Full list of authors announced

The full slate of authors presenting on the Saturday of the Iowa City Book Festival has been announced. Nearly 40 authors will read and appear on panels during the course of the day at events to be held at a number of venues in downtown Iowa City. Presenting authors include a number of graduates of the […]

Festival panel topics announced

Panel topics have been set for the 2013 Iowa City Book Festival. Three to five authors will gather on each panel to discuss the following topics. The specific schedule and a list of authors participating on each panel will be announced soon.

Lacks Family to visit Iowa City for Book Festival event

The 2013 Iowa City Book Festival will begin Oct. 10 with a free community event built around the popular science book, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. Two members of the Lacks family will be in Iowa City that evening for a special presentation, “An Evening with the Lacks Family: The Story Behind The Immortal […]

‘Writing in the City of Literature’ tickets on sale now

Tickets for the Friday Iowa City Book Festival event, “Writing in the City of Literature,” at the Englert Theatre are now available. “Writing in the City of Literature” brings together writers affiliated with the UI Writers’ Workshop to discuss the writing life in Iowa City and how it has shaped their careers. The event will […]

Iowa City Book Festival announces Oct. 10-13 programming

The Iowa City Book Festival will celebrate its fifth year in the City of Literature with an ambitious and varied slate of programming over four days in early October. The weekend begins on Thursday, Oct. 10, with “An Evening with the Lacks Family: The Story Behind The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.” That bestselling book by Rebecca […]

Accepting intern applications

The Iowa City Book Festival would like three interns to help with every aspect of planning and promotion of the 2013 Festival. Interns must be in Iowa City for the summer and fall of 2013. These are unpaid positions, but college credit may be available. Programming/logisitcs intern will assist the Director and committee in all aspects of developing the […]

Book Festival launches new website

The Iowa City Book Festival has launched a new website to provide information on authors, vendors, programs and schedules.  Interested in participating or want to suggest an author for this year’s festival?  Complete a Program Application to be added to our list.  Your suggestions, along with a selection of local and nationally prominent authors, will […]