The Iowa City Book Festival, a celebration of books, reading and writing presented by the University of Iowa Libraries, will be held on Saturday, July 17, 2010. Hosted in Gibson Square outside the Main Library’s south entrance on the University campus, the Festival will be a mix of booksellers, a small music stage, children’s activities, food vendors, book arts demonstrations, and readings and panel discussions.
The planning committee has already begun work on next summer’s festivities. Members of the committee include: Kristi Bontrager and Greg Prickman from the UI Libraries as ICBF Co-Directors; Tim Barrett, UI Center for the Book, hands-on activities; Chris Clark, UI Libraries, music coordinator; Debb Green, Iowa City Public Library, kids’ programming; Jim McCoy, UI Press, book vendors and programming; Lisa McDaniels, UI Libraries, food vendors and programming; Allison Means, UI Press, public relations and marketing; Jan Weissmiller, Prairie Lights Book Store, programming.
Again this year, the Libraries will host a pre-festival Author Dinner on Friday, July 16 in the North Exhibition Hall of the Main Library. Authors participating in the Festival will be attending.
To see photos from the 2009 Iowa City Book Festival and keep up-to-date on planning for the upcoming festival, please check our website www.iowacitybookfestival.org.