Thursday, February 12th, 2015
9:00 am (Melbourne time / AEDT - convert to your timezone?)

20 Minute Cities

20 Minute Cities: Iowa City

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Take a literary tour around the world, with the help of the Digital Writers’ Festival! Join a pair of emerging writers from each of the world’s UNESCO Cities of Literature as they walk you through their city, introducing you to local writers and pointing out what makes their hometown great. Control the path of the writers by interacting with them on Twitter, directing them through the streets of Edinburgh, Melbourne, Iowa City, Dublin, Reykjavík, Norwich, and Kraków.

20 Minute Cities takes place over Google Hangouts and Twitter, with a pair of emerging writers in each city armed with a 3G/4G data pack and two smartphones. One writer will livecast a videostream of their travels, while their partner will access the #dwf15 stream on Twitter, answering questions from viewers located around the world.

How do I attend this event?

You can attend all DWF events from home, using your own computer and web connection! DWF events will be livestreamed at

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Artists in this event:

Scott Butterfield

Scott Butterfield was born in Wisconsin. He is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. His first novel, Prelude, is now finished. In the meantime, he’s running a fine wine shop.

Marcus Burke

Marcus Burke grew up in Milton, Massachusetts, just outside of Boston. A standout athlete, he was recruited to play basketball at Susquehanna University, where he played varsity for all four years.He was accepted to the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, where he was awarded a grant in honor of James Alan McPherson from the University of Iowa MacArthur Foundation Fund. He lives in Iowa City, Iowa. TEAM SEVEN is his first novel.