Lit City

Lit City

The Writing University is pleased to announce the release of a new web project, Lit City, which focuses on the writing tradition of Iowa City and the University of Iowa. Lit City features information on Iowa City's rich literary history, highlighting authors and local sites of interest. Visitors can guide themselves around town in literary style -- the app offers maps of Iowa City, with embedded electronic 'brass plaques,' indicating a variety of unique locations: where historic readings took place, where authors wrote and lived, as well as the legendary taverns and haunts where writers gathered to argue and discuss. Author profiles, biographical and bibliographic information are complemented with audio and video clips.

The Iowa City UNESCO City of Literature web app is the inaugural project of The University of Iowa UNESCO City of Literature Development Team, an interdisciplinary group of University of Iowa faculty, staff, and graduate and undergraduate students from the Departments of English, the Schools of Library and Information Science, The Studio, and Writing University.

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