Library EventIowa City Book Festival 2019: Publish Your Writing in the Literary Kiosk!

Thursday, October 3, 2019 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm

10/03/2019 5:30pm 10/03/2019 7:00pm Iowa City Book Festival 2019: Publish Your Writing in the Literary Kiosk! What is the Literary Kiosk? The Literary Kiosk is an amazing machine that spits out flash fiction, poetry, and short essays at the push of a button. It lives in the public library and anyone can access it. It’s like an arcade game for reading (SPOILER: there are no losers)! How can you get YOUR writing in this incredible device? Come to the Literary Kiosk writing workshop! Hosted by two full-time writing faculty at the University of Iowa, the workshop will help you turn your literary ambitions into 8,000-character submissions. Join Colin Kostelecky and Brittany Borghi on 10/3 from 5:30-7 PM for generative writing exercises and on-the-spot workshopping. Bring your favorite writing medium—pens, pencils, papers, or laptops—and be ready to write. You can also bring a finished 8,000-character submission for the group to critique. Once your piece is ready, you can submit it for publication in the Literary Kiosk—and your friends, family, and fellow Iowa Citians can press the button and hope it pops out! Help us showcase the local writing talent in our city. Join us! For more information, contact Brittany and Colin at brittany-borghi@uiowa.edu and colin-kostelecky@uiowa.edu. This event is part of the 2019 Iowa City Book Festival, and is cosponsored by The Iowa City Public Library, the University of Iowa Libraries, the UI Dept of Rhetoric and the UNESCO City of Literature. Iowa City Public Library Iowa City Public Library America/Chicago public

Meeting Room C

What is the Literary Kiosk? The Literary Kiosk is an amazing machine that spits out flash fiction, poetry, and short essays at the push of a button. It lives in the public library and anyone can access it. It’s like an arcade game for reading (SPOILER: there are no losers)!

How can you get YOUR writing in this incredible device?

Come to the Literary Kiosk writing workshop! Hosted by two full-time writing faculty at the University of Iowa, the workshop will help you turn your literary ambitions into 8,000-character submissions.

Join Colin Kostelecky and Brittany Borghi on 10/3 from 5:30-7 PM for generative writing exercises and on-the-spot workshopping. Bring your favorite writing medium—pens, pencils, papers, or laptops—and be ready to write. You can also bring a finished 8,000-character submission for the group to critique.

Once your piece is ready, you can submit it for publication in the Literary Kiosk—and your friends, family, and fellow Iowa Citians can press the button and hope it pops out! Help us showcase the local writing talent in our city. Join us!

For more information, contact Brittany and Colin at brittany-borghi@uiowa.edu and colin-kostelecky@uiowa.edu.

This event is part of the 2019 Iowa City Book Festival, and is cosponsored by The Iowa City Public Library, the University of Iowa Libraries, the UI Dept of Rhetoric and the UNESCO City of Literature.

If you need disability-related accommodations in order to participate in this event, please contact the Library.

This event is open to the public.

Cosponsor

Cosponsor Organization: UI Libraries

Cosponsor Name: Amy Chen

Cosponsor Phone: (319) 335-5870