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100 Years of Homecoming

Enjoy learning a few highlights of the UI's century-old homecoming tradition. David McCartney, university archivist, recounts some stories, drawing from holdings in the Department of Special Collections and University Archives, University of Iowa Libraries. David also shows the short film "The Fame of the Black and Gold" which features historical footage and highlights of 14 early Hawkeye football games of the 20s, 30s, and 40s.

Local History

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

Special thanks to Pearson for their sponsorship of this program.

The Iowa City Public Library, in conjunction with the company Pearson, launched the 1,000 Books before Kindergarten program, encouraging and incentivizing parents and children to read before entering school.

This video is part of City Channel 4's "Community Highlights" series. Thanks to City Channel for producing this piece.

Children's

175th Iowa City Birthday Celebration

Watch Iowa City celebrate its 175th birthday. To begin, Guy Drollinger and Friends play music. Later, Mayor Matt Hayek presents a special program highlighting accounts of early Iowa City history.

Local History

2017 International Authors Series: Emancipating Bodies, Encountering Taboos

The International Writing Program 2017 - International Authors Series: Emancipating Bodies, Encountering Taboos

The International Authors program series provides an opportunity for the community to meet and converse with writers from around the world who are the 2017 Writers in Residence at the University of Iowa International Writing Program. The series is sponsored by The UI International Writing Program and The Iowa City Public Library.

Recorded on October 6, 2017 at the Iowa City Public Library.

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2017 International Authors Series: Emo - The Mode of High Emotion

The International Writing Program 2017: International Author Series: Emo - The Mode of High Emotion

The International Authors program series provides an opportunity for the community to meet and converse with writers from around the world who are the 2017 Writers in Residence at the University of Iowa International Writing Program. The series is sponsored by The UI International Writing Program and The Iowa City Public Library.

Recorded on October 20, 2017 at the Iowa City Public Library.

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Ghada AL-ABSY (Egypt)

Enza GARCIA ARREAZA (Venezuela)

LAO Stuart (Hong Kong)

Sharlene TEO (Singapore)

Xavier VILLANOVA (Mexico)

Books and Writing International Writing Program

2017 International Authors Series: Images of America

Images of America— Fall International Writing Program Residents share impressions of their time in the United States during this perennial IWP favorite.

Recorded on October 27, 2017 at the Iowa City Public Library.

Books and Writing International Writing Program

2017 International Authors Series: In Translation

The International Writing Program 2017 - International Authors Series: In Translation

The International Authors program series provides an opportunity for the community to meet and converse with writers from around the world who are the 2017 Writers in Residence at the University of Iowa International Writing Program. The series is sponsored by The UI International Writing Program and The Iowa City Public Library.

Recorded on September 1, 2017 at the Iowa City Public Library.

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Ubah Cristina ALI FARAH (Italy)
Audrey CHIN (Singapore)
Kristian Sendon CORDERO (Philippines)
Antoinette TIDJANI ALOU (Niger)
Kinga TÓTH (Hungary)

Books and Writing International Writing Program

2017 International Authors Series: Permanent Migration or Re-thinking Home

The International Writing Program 2017 - International Authors Series: Permanent Migration or Re-thinking Home

The International Authors program series provides an opportunity for the community to meet and converse with writers from around the world who are the 2017 Writers in Residence at the University of Iowa International Writing Program. The series is sponsored by The UI International Writing Program and The Iowa City Public Library.

Recorded on September 29, 2017 at the Iowa City Public Library.

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2017 International Authors Series: Should a Writer Speak for “The Universal”?

The International Writing Program 2017 - International Authors Series: Should a Writer Speak for “The Universal”?

The International Authors program series provides an opportunity for the community to meet and converse with writers from around the world who are the 2017 Writers in Residence at the University of Iowa International Writing Program. The series is sponsored by The UI International Writing Program and The Iowa City Public Library.

Recorded on September 15, 2017 at the Iowa City Public Library.

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Okky MADASARI (Indonesia)
Panashe CHIGUMADZI (South Africa/Zimbabwe)
Hajar BALI (Algeria)
Wipas SRITHONG (Thailand)
Julienne VAN LOON (Australia)

Books and Writing International Writing Program