Iowa City Book Festival

The Terrain of No Words - An Elegy for Refugees: A Reading of Bejan Matur’s Sea of Fate | Iowa City Book Festival 2019

The world renowned Turkish poet Bejan Matur wrote her Sea of Fate in 2009, in the span of a three-week long “near-trance,” an almost mystical outpouring of words and lines. The poem cycle is a...

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Josh Gondelman and Lyz Lenz | Iowa City Book Festival 2019

Josh Gondelman is a comedian and a writer/producer for “Desus & Mero” on Showtime. Previously, he earned two Peabody Awards and three Emmys for his work on “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver...

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Kassandra Montag | Iowa City Book Festival 2019

A little more than a century from now, the world has been utterly transformed. After years of slowly overtaking the continent, starting with the great coastal cities, rising floodwaters have left...

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Paula Becker | Iowa City Book Festival 2019

A House on Stilts tells the story of one woman’s struggle to reclaim wholeness while mothering a son addicted to opioids. Paula Becker is a writer and historian living in Seattle, Washington. She...

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William Steele | Iowa City Book Festival 2019

April 21st, 2019, marks the 30th anniversary of the film Field of Dreams, based on the book Shoeless Joe by W.P. Kinsella. Kinsella and his work were thrust into the limelight back in 1989 with...

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Dr. Angela Williamson | Iowa City Book Festival 2019

Dr. Angela Williamson, an award-winning independent filmmaker, speaker, and adjunct instructor in the Communication Studies Department at Concordia University Irvine, will speak about her book,...

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International Authors Event: Speaking Freely? | Iowa City Book Festival 2019

By definition, being a writer depends on having speech be free. Yet freedom of speech is understood and valued very differently across historical moments, cultures, and contexts; the concept of “...

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An Evening with Author John Sandford | Iowa City Book Festival 2019

New York Times bestselling author John Sandford visits the Iowa City Book Festival to discuss his new book, Bloody Genius. John Sandford is the pseudonym for the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist...

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2018 Iowa City Book Festival: Silvia Hidalgo "How to Be An American"

Recorded October 6, 2018

 

While author and illustrator Silvia Hidalgo (who was born in Costa Rica and moved to the U.S. in 1998) was studying for her citizenship test, she took to...

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Iowa City Book Festival 2018: Reading Aloud Poetry Group - Reader's Choice

Recorded Oct. 7, 2018

The Reading Aloud Group of the Johnson County, Iowa City Senior Center present "Readers Choice, a selection of poetry read aloud.."

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