Come see us at the Iowa City Book Festival, Sat. 10/12

TIR staff

The 5th annual Iowa City Book Festival begins this Thursday, October 10, and runs through Sunday the 12th. On Saturday, October 12th, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., we'll be joining a score of booksellers (Prairie Lights!), publishers (Strange Cage!), and presses (Ice Cube!) on the ped mall in downtown Iowa City for the festival's bookfair.

Stop by and chat with our editors and score discounted copies of our new and recent issues or our fancy letterpress broadside featuring Alison Harney's poem "Hooked." Also, free Iowa Review pens! 

More info at

The schedule, in brief:

Friday, October 11: A marquee event at Iowa City’s historic Englert Theatre that will include an author reception for participants.

Saturday, October 12: A full day of programming that includes readings, panel discussions and demonstrations related to writing and book arts, all held at venues around downtown Iowa City. Bookfair on the pedestrian mall, at College and Dubuque Streets. 

Sunday, October 13: "A Day in the City of Literature” that will feature readings and activities at more than two dozen businesses and locations throughout the Iowa City area.

See the complete schedule