One Community, One Book Author Keynote with Alex Kotlowitz

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Our 2022 One Community, One Book is An American Summer: Love and Death in Chicago by best-selling author, journalist, and documentary filmmaker Alex Kotlowitz.

This is a captivating collection of stories that will transform the way readers think about gun violence in America. Over the past 20 years in Chicago, 14,033 people have been killed and another 60,000 wounded by gunfire. The latest book by Kotlowitz examines the psychological toll gun violence takes on the spirit of individuals and communities.

Mark your calendar for the Author Keynote & Book Signing on Friday, Oct. 7 at 7 p.m. This will be held in person at W10 PBB at the University of Iowa. 

More information about One Community, One Book programming and book clubs is available at If you are interested in collaborating or co-sponsoring One Community, One Book during the fall, please email us at

Friday, October 7, 2022 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Pappajohn Business Building
21 East Market Street, Iowa City, IA 52245
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Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa–sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Erika Christiansen in advance at 319-335-3900 or