Books and Writing

Habib Tengour & Pierre Joris | Iowa City Book Festival 2021

The Book Festival partners with the University of Iowa’s International Writing Program for an event with poets and translators Habib Tengour and Pierre Joris.

Fall 2021 IWP participant...

Books and Writing Iowa City Book Festival

Marc Rahe & Julie Hanson | Iowa City Book Festival 2021

A joint poetry reading by these Iowa Writers’ Workshop graduates. Hanson is the author of Unbeknownst, an Iowa Poetry Prize winner, and the new The Audible and the Evident. Rahe’s latest...

Books and Writing Iowa City Book Festival

The Writers' Rooms: Writers Helping Writers | Iowa City Book Festival 2021

The Writers' Rooms is a non-profit corporation that focuses on the ideology of writers helping writers. Join Director Erin Casey to learn about our literary organization, our goals, and how...

Books and Writing Iowa City Book Festival

2021 International Writing Program (IWP) Panel: Identity Politics

Join International Writing Program (IWP) writers-in-residence and members of the public in person or online for a panel discussion of "Identity Politics:"

In recent decades, what...

Books and Writing International Writing Program

Visiting Author 2021: Rita Williams Garcia | A Conversation with ICPL

The visiting author program is one of the targeted programs the ICCSD Foundation supports. In partnership with Hills Bank’s Community Reading Month, a book author is selected each year to visit...

Books and Writing Visiting Authors

Their Eyes Were Watching God Book Discussion

Join us for a Black History Month book discussion of Zora Neale Hurston's classic Their Eyes Were Watching God. Considered a classic of the Harlem Renaissance, the novel explores main...

Books and Writing

How to Find a Good Book | Virtual Class for Adults

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Books and Writing, Technology Classes for Adults

Iowa Women of the Great Migration: The Maid Narratives

Celebrate Women’s History Month and learn about the remarkable women who labored as domestic workers from the 1930s to 1950s and were interviewed for the book The Maid Narratives: Black Domestics...

Books and Writing Obermann Conversations

International Authors: Images of America

Join us for an open panel in which any and all writers will have a chance to offer brief personal comments about their time in Iowa.

The International Authors series provides an opportunity...

Books and Writing International Writing Program

International Authors: On the Road

Tell us about how inspiration, travel-induced anxiety, or memories made on-the-go influence your writing. What persona emerges as your daily routines disappear? And, how does this inform you as a...

Books and Writing International Writing Program