Books and Writing

Visiting Author 2016: Delia Ray

This year's visiting author to Iowa City Community School District is Delia Ray, author of middle grade fiction and nonfiction.

Books and Writing, Children's

Author Interview: Jennifer Banash

A brand new teen series from Iowa City's own Jennifer Banash! Jennifer will be reading from the first book in her new series and will be available to answer questions about the writing process and...

Books and Writing

Author Visit: Sarah Prineas

Sarah talks about her latest book, The Magic Thief: Found.

Recorded May 2010.

Books and Writing

Iowa City Book Fest 2013: First Novel Experiences

Sarah Bruni, Don Waters, Tracey Garvis Graves, and John Havick join International Writing Program participant Whiti Hereaka (New Zealand) to discuss how that first book in print changed their...

Books and Writing

Iowa City Book Festival 2017: Mike Lankford and Steve Paul

Mike Lankford reads from his book "Becoming Leonardo: An Exploded View of the Life of Leonardo Da Vinci," and Steve Paul reads from his book "Hemingway at Eighteen: The Pivotal Year that Launched...

Books and Writing

Author Visit: Joe Hill

HarperCollins Publishers, Prairie Lights and the Iowa City Public Library co-sponsor a visit from bestselling author Joe Hill.

With "NOS4A2," this outstanding novelist crafts his finest...

Books and Writing

2017 Visiting Author Series: Candace Fleming

Candace Fleming, renowned author and storyteller, visited Iowa City School District in 2017 as part of the Hills Bank sponsored Visiting Author Series. She sits down with Casey Maynard, children's...

Books and Writing, Children's

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

Happy Birthday Charles Dickens: Dickens 101

In honor of Charles Dickens' 200th Birthday, the Iowa City Public Library held a panel discussion on Charles Dickens, his novel Oliver Twist, and how his work continues to speak to the issues our...

Books and Writing

Author Visit: Father Greg Boyle

Prairie Lights and the Iowa City Public Library co-sponsor Father Greg Boyle reading from his work of nonfiction "Tattoos on the Heart". Father Boyle will be signing his book after the reading and...

Books and Writing