Arts, Music, and Hobbies

Author Visit: Rosemary Wells

Rosemary Wells comes to town! She is the gifted children's author and illustrator who created beloved characters Max and Ruby, Yoko, Sophie, and Felix, to name a few.

Join Rosemary...

Arts, Music, and Hobbies, Books and Writing, Children's

Music is the Word Author Visit: David Gaines, "In Dylan Town"

For fifty years, the music, words, story, and fans of Bob Dylan have fascinated David Gaines. As a son, a husband, a father, a teacher, and a passionate lover of the literary in all its guises, he...

Arts, Music, and Hobbies, Books and Writing

The Cost of Success: Rap Music, Money, & Civics

A conversation between Dr. Michael Hill (UI English and African American Studies) and Andre Perry. From the moment that it appeared, rap music focused on money. Many commentators used this...

Arts, Music, and Hobbies, Current Issues and Politics

Music is the Word: Spanish Culture's Impact on Russian Literature and Music

A conversation that examines the influence of Spanish culture on Russian literature and music of the 19th century with University of Iowa adjunct professor Anna Barker and piano accompaniment by...

Arts, Music, and Hobbies

Iowa Roots Music: David Zollo in discussion with Andy Fleming

David Zollo has been highly active in the Iowa City music scene for over twenty years as a musician, songwriter, record label founder, and producer. David has asked musician Andy Fleming of Des...

Arts, Music, and Hobbies

Iowa's Own Monuments Man: George Stout

During WWII, Winterset, Iowa native George Stout was a member of the U.S. Army's "Monuments, Fine Arts, and Archives program" devoted to recovering art and other items of cultural...

Arts, Music, and Hobbies, Local History

Community Singing: Songs for Healing and Hope

In this presentation, Barbara McAfee-voice coach, singer/songwriter, keynote speaker, and author- demonstrates the concept of a “comfort choir” and shares stories from her choir: the Morning Star...

Arts, Music, and Hobbies

Ralph Ellison & the Cultural Ambassadors of Jazz

In celebration of UNESCO's International Jazz Day, the Iowa City UNESCO City of Literature presents an event that celebrates the intersection of jazz with the work of the writer Ralph Ellison...

Arts, Music, and Hobbies

Landscape Iowa: Poems of James Hearst

Scott Cawelti performs a few poems by James Hearst in the unique form of song!

Arts, Music, and Hobbies

Where in the World: Places in Poetry

In honor of Poetry Month, the Iowa City/Johnson County Senior Center Reading Aloud group reads a few of their favorite poems about places.

Sponsored by the Iowa City Public Library and the...

Arts, Music, and Hobbies