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William Steele | Iowa City Book Festival 2019

April 21st, 2019, marks the 30th anniversary of the film Field of Dreams, based on the book Shoeless Joe by W.P. Kinsella. Kinsella and his work were thrust into the limelight back in 1989 with...

Books and Writing Iowa City Book Festival

Dr. Angela Williamson | Iowa City Book Festival 2019

Dr. Angela Williamson, an award-winning independent filmmaker, speaker, and adjunct instructor in the Communication Studies Department at Concordia University Irvine, will speak about her book,...

Books and Writing Iowa City Book Festival

International Authors Event: Speaking Freely? | Iowa City Book Festival 2019

By definition, being a writer depends on having speech be free. Yet freedom of speech is understood and valued very differently across historical moments, cultures, and contexts; the concept of “...

Books and Writing International Writing Program, Iowa City Book Festival

An Evening with Author John Sandford | Iowa City Book Festival 2019

New York Times bestselling author John Sandford visits the Iowa City Book Festival to discuss his new book, Bloody Genius. John Sandford is the pseudonym for the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist...

Books and Writing Iowa City Book Festival

International Authors: On the Body

A person’s body affects the way they navigate the world, and their experiences in it. How much power does a body (pertaining for instance to race, gender, sexuality, physical ability) have over (...

Books and Writing International Writing Program

Reading Aloud: American Journal

Reading Aloud, the Senior Center-based poetry reading group, will present selections from Tracy K. Smith's collection "American Journal."

This program is part of the 2019...

Books and Writing Reading Aloud

Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Testing: When to see a Genetic Counselor?

Presented by Mary-Kayt Jones, a certified genetic counselor at the Univ. of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics.

26 million and counting consumers have completed direct-to-consumer testing (DTC)....

Arts, Music, and Hobbies DNA Interest Group

Storytime with Ellen Buchanan

Join us for a very special guest for family storytime, Iowa City legend Ellen Buchanan! Ellen is a wonderful friend of the library--you won't want to miss her special storytime!

This...

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International Authors: "Writing and..."

For those who have a job in some industry other than writing full-time, how does one balance the two professions? Are they connected, and if so, how does writing contribute to your “day job,” or...

Books and Writing International Writing Program

DNA Interest Group | Integrating Deep & Shallow Genealogical DNA Tests

The most commonly used DNA tests for genealogical purposes (AncestryDNA, 23andMe, MyHeritage, etc.) work most effectively matching 3rd cousin and closer relatives. This program will focus on a...

Arts, Music, and Hobbies DNA Interest Group