In November, 2008, The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) designated Iowa City as the world's third City of Literature, along with Edinburg, Scotland and Melbourne, Australia. This summer there will be various celebrations of this event. The University of Iowa main Library is having an exhibit from July through October, 2010, featuring books, broadsides, and other works by the UI Writers Workshop and by the Actualist Poets, who flourished here in the 1970s.
"Iowa City Poetry Marathon,"
Word Ways: Vol. 43
, Article 27.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.butler.edu/wordways/vol43/iss3/27