312 E College St
Iowa City IA 52240
Join us for panel discussions on various writing topics throughout the book fair! The panel schedule is as follows:
Panel discussions during the Iowa City Book festival will be located at the Iowa City Masonic Building, unless otherwise noted, and will follow this schedule:
10:00 a.m. Politics: Writers discuss how the current political landscape affects their work and the role politics should play, if at all, in their writing.
11:30 a.m. Writing as Recovery: Isn’t most writing fundamentally grounded in pain, trauma, loss? How does one write through such profound experiences in a meaningful way, and does writing ultimately release this trauma?
1:00 p.m. Who Do You Read? What authors do you love to read, in your own or other literatures? Has one writer or one particular text been the igniting experience that opened up the path of writing for you?
2:30 p.m. (AT POINDEXTER COFFEE, inside the Graduate Hotel) Publishing and Realistic Expectations: Those involved locally in the publishing industry discuss the opportunities and challenges in publishing your work and provide tips on working with editors and publishers through the process.
4:00 p.m. Technology: What are the challenges, consequences, and strategies for controlling a life online, in social media, the 24/7 stream of emails, endless access to others’ words? How do texting, blogging, posting, and tweeting affect your writing. How does the preponderance of outlets for free writing impact your ability to be paid for your work?
For a full schedule of Book Festival events please visit: http://www.iowacitybookfestival.org/schedule/