Tickets on sale for Iowa City Book Festival Dinner

Tickets are now on sale for the Iowa City Book Festival Dinner, which will be held at 7 p.m., Friday, July 15, at the University of Iowa Main Library.

New York Times best-selling author Elizabeth Berg will give the keynote address at the annual prefestival event. The evening will begin with a cocktail reception on the South Patio of the UI Main Library overlooking Gibson Square. Dinner will be in the Main Library with the menu crafted from the Libraries’ Szathmary Culinary Collection.

One festival author will be seated at each table, including Will Boast, Bonnie Jo Campbell, Camille Dungy, Heather Gudenkauf, Jane Hamilton, Jerry Harp, Gregg Hurwitz, Stephanie Kallos, Julie Kramer, Thisbe Nissen, John T. Price, Josh Rolnick, Robin Romm, Laurel Snyder, Mary Helen Stefaniak, and Don Waters.

Tickets for the dinner are $75; space is limited. Tickets may be purchased online at or by sending an RSVP and check to: ICBF Dinner, University of Iowa Libraries, 100 Main Library, Iowa City, IA 52242.