We’ve Got a New Location for 2018!

Join us on Saturday, July 21, 2018

Imagine Other Worlds with Authors (I.O.W.A.) is multi-genre, multi-author book signing event held in Cedar Rapids, Iowa in the summer. I.O.W.A. is the brainchild of local Cedar Rapids authors, Aaron Bunce and Jed Quinn as well a two bookworms, Dana Beatty and Terri M. LeBlanc. This year, we are adding a third organizer to our merry band, Amanda Zhorne, who is a a huge fan of reading, books and authors. We are excited to have her as part of our team.

A New Location for 2018

Our event, now in its third year, is growing and due to ongoing negative press surrounding our original venue, we have selected a new location. The Marion Columbus Club at 5650 Kacena Avenue in Marion, Iowa is now hosting our event. Our authors will have six foot tables and there will be plenty of room for our readers to shop, mix and mingle with the authors and other attendees. Our event will remain free for readers and fans.

In the coming weeks, we will be announcing which authors will be joining us on Saturday, July 21. Please follow us on Facebook to get regular updates about the event. We look forward to seeing you next summer!

Never attended an author signing event?

As a reader, it can be intimidating or scary to attend an event like this. But trust us when we say that the authors that attend our event are happy and friendly folks who want to talk to you about books and reading. Last summer, we created this short video telling folks about how an event like this works. Watch it to learn more!


We look forward to seeing you in July!