The Iowa City Book Festival is a three-day celebration of reading, writing and books. The University of Iowa Libraries will host a ticketed pre-festival author dinner on Friday in the North Exhibition Hall of the Main Library. On Saturday, festival activities will be held once again in Gibson Square outside the UI Main Library’s south entrance on the university campus, and will be a mix of booksellers, a small music stage, children’s activities, food vendors, book arts demonstrations and readings and panel discussions. Rhodes will be part of the Shambaugh Author Series during the festival on Saturday. The festival wraps up on Sunday with “A Day in the City of Literature” which will feature authors and book related activities in businesses throughout Iowa City.