News & Events

News

Feb 2021

The UICB paper production and research facility is currently undergoing changes. While past products are no longer available, we are working on exciting new projects. Stay tuned for more info about our offerings. For inquiries, email the UICB paper specialist Nick Cladis at...

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Nov 2020
Sara Langworthy, Associate Professor of Printing in the UICB, has won the coveted 2020 MCBA Prize, an international competition, biennially awarded by the Minnesota Center for Book Arts. Langworthy’s luminous Sidereal was selected out of 158 submissions and 5 semi-finalists from across the... MORE
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Sep 2020
The UICB is happy to announce the appointment of two faculty to the unit, each bringing stellar credentials and heady experience to our unique curriculum. Karen Carcia is a book artist and published poet who has been promoted to Associate Professor of Instruction. With MFA degrees from the UICB and... MORE
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Apr 2020

We’re so excited to introduce you to the work of our UICB 2020 graduates. We could not be more proud of how hard they worked and the shows they have produced; although we are saddened that we cannot share this work in person, we’re excited for the opportunity to broadcast this work so broadly...

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Apr 2020

The UI Center for the Book has won a two and a half million dollar challenge grant from the Windgate Charitable Foundation.  The matching grant requires a $2.5 million fundraising campaign by the UICB in the coming year. Endowment of the funds will support graduate student financial aid, faculty...

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Events

UICB Open House

December 10, 2021

Exhibits from UICB studio classes in lettering arts, papermaking, bookbinding, artist books, and letterpress printing will be on display. Work from UICB Faculty will be on display in the K.K. Merker Gallery. 

 

Longer hours, spreading out attendance.

 

We’ve...

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Fall Diptych Reading

October 21, 2021

Please join us at the Fall Diptych Reading, on Thursday, October 21 at 7pm. The reading will take place on the outdoor lawn at Public Space One, 229 N Gilbert St, Iowa City, IA 52245.

Diptych is a biannual collaborative reading series between the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and the University...

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Graduation Ceremony and Celebration

May 7, 2021

We will be celebrating the Class of 2021 on Friday, May 7th at 6pm CDT. Bring a drink to your computer and help us toast these amazing students!

Please go here, https://book.grad.uiowa.edu/2021_Ceremony, for the zoom link and...

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UICB Japanese Papermaking Festival

April 30, 2021

Join the UICB community at the Oakdale Paper Research Facility for an afternoon celebrating Japanese papermaking. This event coincides with the festival to the papermaking goddess held in Echizen, Japan, a tradition that has continued for over a millennium. This free event will be held outdoors...

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Diptych: A Book Artists' & Writers' Reading Series!

April 28, 2021

Please join the UICB at the Spring Diptych Reading. Diptych is a biannual collaborative reading series between the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and the University of Iowa Center for the Book that strives to highlight the intersections of visual poetry and artists’ books. By offering readings and work...

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