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City of Literature

The oldest creative writing program in the country, and still regarded the best. More than forty Pulitzer Prize winners. 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. The documentary features scholars, historians and artists, interwoven with noted authors discussing the writing life in ways hilarious and profound. Produced and directed by Iowa City filmmaker Ben Hill for The University of Iowa, City of Literature tells the story of a community of writers while providing a window into the creative process itself. 

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posted on October 12, 2012

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The oldest creative writing program in the country, and still regarded the best. More than forty Pulitzer Prize winners. North America's only UNESCO 'City of Literature'. How did the midwestern college town of Iowa City, Iowa become the capital of... 01:30 Play Video

City of Literature

posted on October 11, 2012

City of Literature
Full Program: The oldest creative writing program in the country, and still regarded the best. More than forty Pulitzer Prize winners. North America's only UNESCO 'City of Literature'. How did the midwestern college town of Iowa City, Iowa become the capital of... 58:24 Play Video

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