Books and Writing

Art Quilts of the Midwest

According to Wikipedia, Art Quilts are an art form that uses both modern and traditional quilting techniques to create art objects. Author and quilter Linzee Kull McCray's new book "Art Quilts of...

Arts, Music, and Hobbies, Books and Writing

Author Interview With Peter Brown

Morgan Reeves sits down with author and illustrator Peter Brown to pick his brain on artistic techniques, writing inspirations, and the world of children's literature.

Recorded November 11...

Books and Writing, Children's

America Recycles Day Reading by Sapna Thottahil: Author of India's Organic Farming Revolution

Join ICPL and ECO Iowa City for a reading and Q&A with Sapna Thottahil, PhD and author of "India's Organic Farming Revolution: What It Means for Our Global Food System." She is an advocate of...

Books and Writing, Gardening, Nature, and Home

On the Centenary of the Great War: Poems, History and Songs of World War I

Join the Iowa City Public Library and the Iowa City/Johnson County Senior Center as we mark the 100th year since the start of World War I. The Senior Center group Reading Aloud reads poetry and...

Books and Writing, Local History

All I Could Be: My Story as a Woman Warrior in Iraq

In her new memoir "All I Could Be: My Story as a Woman Warrior in Iraq" journalist Miyoko Hikiji details her over 70 missions throughout the northwest quadrant of Iraq in 2003-2004. Ms. Hikiji...

Books and Writing, Current Issues and Politics

IFF 2014: When Comics Almost Died - Readers, Censors, and Innovation

Sixty years ago, three events endangered comics: the publication of psychiatrist Fredric Wertham's book "Seduction of the Innocent" which blamed juvenile delinquency on reading comics; the US...

Books and Writing, Current Issues and Politics

Sir Walter Scott's Legacy in the Midwest: Why Are So Many Towns Named Waverly?

Anne Stapleton explores Scotland and Sir Walter Scott's Waverley novels. Published anonymously in 1814 and known as the first historical novel, Waverley; or, ‘Tis Sixty Years Since' inaugurated a...

Books and Writing

Author Visit: Thomas Maltman, Author of Little Wolves

All Iowa Reads selection Little Wolves author Thomas Maltman visits Iowa City Public Library to speak about his novel.

Recorded June 9, 2014.

Books and Writing, Current Issues and Politics

Iowa City Book Fest 2013: Sense of Place I

Tom Drury, David Rhodes and Kate Milliken join International Writing Program participant Dénes Krusovszky (Hungary). Authors will discuss the importance of setting in their work. This can address...

Books and Writing