Friday Once Upon a Time

2017 Once Upon a Time student authors

The 2019 festival will begin Friday evening, February 22, at 6:00 p.m. with the Once Upon a Time dinner at the Hotel Vetro Iowa City. “Once Upon a Time” is a magical literary experience created to celebrate stories written and performed by children from each elementary school in Iowa City. While the draw for some might be meeting and hearing from our keynote speaker, the real highlight will be hearing students from 22 area elementary schools read their work. Each participating school will receive a table for 10 guests so educators, students and caregivers can be on hand to celebrate.