Iowa PBS Documentaries

City of Literature

Special | 57m 44s Video has closed captioning.

North America's only UNESCO 'City of Literature'. How did the midwestern college town of Iowa City, Iowa become the capital of creative writing in America? It’s an unlikely story of literary ambition, academic innovation, and a promising young poet who became a cultural entrepreneur. Featuring scholars, historians and artists interwoven with noted authors discussing the writing life.

Aired: 10/10/12

Rating: NR

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