WHAT'S THE
CONCEPT

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Director

Jennifer Colville

Board of Directors

Rachael Carlson

Jennifer New

Advisory Committee

Caleb Rainey

Lauren Haldeman

Amy Margolis

Chuy Renteria

Barb Canin

Shari DeGraw

WE PROVIDE THE SPACE, YOU PROVIDE THE COMMUNITY

 

How can literature foster community? How can it act as a connecting point across cultures and disciplines? Our vision for PorchLight is to provide a space for people of all ages, income levels, and levels of experience to participate in Iowa City's rich literary offerings. 

 

RESIDENT NON-PROFITS

Porchlight provides affordable office space for innovative and community oriented literary non-profits. This year, we are proud to house Iowa City Poetry, PromptPress, and Antelope Lending Library. 

 

COMMUNITY SALON

Come visit our community salon, open 11-5 on weekdays, and 12-5 on Saturday. Inside you'll find information on local and regional literary happenings, a gallery for Image and Text creations, a board for those seeking book or writing groups, a series of specially curated mini libraries, deep chairs, and brewed coffee. Consider us your "Welcome Center" for the City of Literature.

RESIDENCIES AND WRITER'S RETREAT 

Upstairs PorchLight provides a furnished apartment for use by local art organizations with established residencies. Alternately the space is available to writers looking for a quiet yet inspiring get away in which to write. Contact jennifer@porchlightliterary.org to book your stay.

RESIDENT ARTIST

PorchLight offers a sustainable year round living space for a literary artist with an interdisciplinary focus.

EVENT RENTALS

Our Community Salon is available to rent for events meetings and workshops. Evening events can accommodate groups of 40. Our daytime workshops or meeting space can accommodate 15.