This week, Lambda Literary will be participating in the 12th Annual Mission Creek Festival in Iowa City, IA. The arts and cultural festival will take place from April 4th to April 8th.

About the Festival:

Mission Creek is dedicated to delivering a riveting 6-day artistic experience for our community that builds on the cultural geography and capital of downtown Iowa City. Programming focuses on music performances, literary readings, film screenings, public lectures, local food culture, and educational outreach. Nestled in the heart of downtown Iowa City, with most venues within a five minute walk of each other, Mission Creek thrives on intimacy and cross-medium experiences, turning music lovers onto new literature, writers onto new music, and expanding appreciation of arts, community, and culture. Our focus is on quality, independent-minded sounds, words, and events.

We are keen on emerging artists and embrace renegade spirits who have been around for years. Intimacy is integral to the Mission Creek experience: Our smallest festival venue fits 50 people and our largest holds 1800; but most rooms are in the 200-300 capacity range, allowing for visceral connections between artists and audience.

The festival is presented and produced by The Englert Theatre, Iowa City’s 104-year-old historic performing arts organization.

William Johnson, Lambda Literary’s Program Director, will be be performing master of ceremony duties at the Lambda Literary reading taking place on Friday, April 7th, 6-8 pm. The stellar line-up includes Garth Greenwell, Ayana Mathis, Jenny Johnson and Frederick McKindra.

Date: Friday, April 7th
Time: 6pm – 8pm
Venue: Yacht Club (13 S. Linn St.)
Lineup: Ayana Mathis, Garth Greenwell, Frederick McKindra, and Jenny Johnson (followed by a soul music DJ set and general socializing)

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