Books and Writing

Iowa City Book Festival 2016: Leonard Pitts, Jr.

Commentator and novelist, Leonard Pitts, Jr., reads from his book, "Grant Park."

The Iowa City Book Festival is a six-day celebration of books, reading and writing. It is organized by the...

Books and Writing

Iowa City Book Festival 2016: Dan Barry and James Brooks

James Brooks, professor at UC Santa Barbara, reads from his latest book, Mesa of Sorrows: A History of the Awat'ovi Massacre. New York Times reporter and columnist, Dan Barry, reads from his book...

Books and Writing

Invisible Hawkeyes: African Americans at the UI During the Long Civil Rights Era

Dr. Lena M. Hill, Senior Associate to the UI President and Dr. Michael D. Hill, UI Associate Professor of English and African American Studies, discuss the creation of the 2016 book "Invisible...

Books and Writing, Local History

International Author Series 2016: Images of America - What We Saw

Fall Residents share impressions of their time in the United States during this perennial IWP favorite.

The International Authors program series provides an opportunity for the community to...

Books and Writing

International Authors Series 2016: The Sound of Your Words, The Line on Your Screen

In today's world of increasingly mixed media, pairing images with prose, music with poetry, or motion with plot can deepen affect and broaden audience reach.

The International Authors...

Books and Writing International Writing Program

International Authors Series 2016: World Literature Today

What are the most exciting currents and influences of contemporary writing beyond and across the borders of national literatures today?

The International Authors program series provides an...

Books and Writing International Writing Program

International Authors Series 2016: The Shape of Your Paragraph

Genre writing may be constraining or exhilarating. What are the limits and the thrills of genre specialization in the world's literary cultures?

The International Authors program series...

Books and Writing International Writing Program

International Authors Series 2016: Right to Remove, Right to Refuge

Is changing one's country a basic human right? A conversation about the impact of the millions in motion today, worldwide.

The International Authors program series provides an opportunity...

Books and Writing International Writing Program

International Authors Series 2016: Real Work

Franz Kafka was a legal clerk. Kurt Vonnegut was a car dealer. Harper Lee was a ticket agent. How do day jobs infiltrate writing lives, minds, stories?

The International Authors program...

Books and Writing International Writing Program

International Authors Series 2016: Fiction in the Age of Film

Graphomane, cinephile, both? Along what pathways can the written word cross the bridge to cinematographic storytelling?

The International Authors program series provides an opportunity for...

Books and Writing International Writing Program