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Bookworms Unite at Iowa City Book Festival

July 28, 2011

During the third annual Iowa City Book Festival, University of Iowa alumni (from the Iowa Writers' Workshop and Nonfiction Writing Program) shared their work in readings all over Iowa City, as dozens businesses hosted authors and similar reading events, capping the three-day celebration of the written word in this UNESCO-stamped City of Literature: "Two doors down North Linn Street from the poetry reading, a sizeable but quiet crowd crammed itself in a corner of a coffee shop, T'Spoons, where members of UI's undergraduate nonfiction writing program read aloud essays. It was standing room only -- a common situation throughout the weekend, said Jeanette Pilak, executive director of the Iowa City UNESCO City of Literature." Read more...