Books and Writing

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

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 Visit: Michelle Hoover

Iowa native Michelle Hoover, author of the critically acclaimed The Quickening, returns with a new novel, Bottomland, about a German family in Iowa dealing with Anti-German sentiment after World...

Books and Writing

Eco Iowa City: Field to Family

Rowan Jacobsen will read from his work American Terroir as part of this event, part of the Eco Iowa City series.

Books and Writing, Gardening, Nature, and Home Eco Iowa City

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

Intellectual Freedom Festival Poetry Event: Poets on the Barricades

The Iowa City Johnson County Senior Center's Reading Aloud group reads poems about slavery, racism, and other forms of oppression across time and the world.

Part of the 2015 Carol...

Books and Writing, Current Issues and Politics

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

Author Visit: Grace Lin

Author Grace Lin visits ICPL and is interviewed by children's librarian Morgan Reeves. Sponsored by Hills Bank and ICCSD.

Recorded November 5, 2015.

Books and Writing

Author Visit: Jane Smiley

From the winner of the Pulitzer Prize: the much-anticipated final volume, following "Some Luck" and "Early Warning", of her acclaimed American trilogy—a richly absorbing new...

Books and Writing

Iowa City Book Festival 2015: How Books Travel - Literary Translation and International Writing

Each year, literary works from some 60 languages across the globe appear in English, mostly published by independent publishers with commitment to international writing and cross-cultural...

Books and Writing