The Writers’ Rooms Presents: I.O.W.A. (Imagine Other Worlds with Authors)


Imagine Other Worlds with Authors (I.O.W.A.) is a multi-genre, multi-author book signing event held in Cedar Rapids, Iowa at the Cedar Rapids Public Library. I.O.W.A. was originally the brainchild of local Cedar Rapids authors Aaron Bunce and Jed Quinn as well as two bookworms, Dana Beatty and Terri M. LeBlanc. As of late 2018, we have been acquired by The Writers’ Rooms! Our multitude of wonderful volunteers are currently working together to bring you a two-day, event-filled local author festival at CRPL.

I.O.W.A. 2019 will be held on the full days of September 7th and 8th. The event is free for attendees.

Our name shares our vision with connecting readers and authors as well as our location. Our logo was designed in late 2017 by Helio and Viktoria (see their portfolio). It was updated in 2018 by Alex Penland.

I.O.W.A. is registered with the State of Iowa as a 501(c)(7) not-for-profit organization. The Writers’ Rooms is registered with the State of Iowa as a Nonprofit Corporation and is currently seeking 501(c)(3) status. You can contact I.O.W.A. or The Writers’ Rooms by sending an email to


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I.O.W.A. Weekend Schedule!

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Featured Authors

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Author Registration

Author Registration is now closed.

If you are interested in joining us next year, please let us know!

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