Visiting Authors

Author Visit: Jane Smiley | Iowa City Public Library

Pulitzer Prize–winning author Jane Smiley returns to Iowa City in support of her latest novel, Lucky, the story of a folk musician who rises to fame across our changing times.

She will be...

Books and Writing Visiting Authors

Author Visit: Jerry Harrington | Thunder from the Prairie: The Life of Harold E. Hughes

Author Jerry Harrington will present on the life of former Iowa Governor and US Senator, Harold E. Hughes.

Hughes was an impactful actor within the rise of postwar American liberalism, the...

Books and Writing, Current Issues and Politics, Local History Visiting Authors

Hector Abad Faciolince | Author Visit | Iowa City Public Library

Hector Abad Faciolince is a Colombian novelist, journalist and public intellectual who will be visiting UI as an Ida Beam Fellow. At this event he will read from his work in Spanish and an MFA...

Books and Writing Visiting Authors

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

Make Trouble: Cecile Richards in Conversation with Monique Galpin

Recorded by March 26, 2019

Cecile Richards, former president of Planned Parenthood, and Monique Galpin, Iowa City health care advocate and and President of the UI African American Council...

Books and Writing Visiting Authors

Visiting Author 2018 Bryan Collier

Recorded by Nov. 7 2018


This year's visiting author to Iowa City Community School District is Bryan Collier, an American writer and illustrator known best for illustrating children...

Books and Writing Visiting Authors

A Biography of Irving Weber with Author Lolly Eggers

Lolly Eggers talks about her book "Iowa City's Irving Weber: A Biography" May 2006

Local History, Books and Writing Visiting Authors, Weber Days