This statewide celebration includes over 50 events, thanks to the enthusiasm, hard work, and expertise of our partners.

Community Partners

  • Brucemore
  • Iowa City Public Library
  • Iowa City UNESCO City of Literature
  • Salisbury House
  • Riverside Theatre

Higher education partners

  • Coe College
  • Cornell College
  • Grinnell College

University of Iowa partners

  • UI Alumni Association
  • Center for the Book
  • Department of Cinematic Arts
  • Department of English
  • School of Library and Information Science
  • School of Music
  • Obermann Center for Advanced Studies
  • Theater Arts Department

First Folio! The Book That Gave Us Shakespeare, on tour from the Folger Shakespeare Library, is a national traveling exhibition organized by the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC and produced in association with the American Library Association and the Cincinnati Museum Center. First Folio! has been made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the human endeavor, and by the support of, Vinton and Sigrid Cerf, the British Council, Stuart and Mimi Rose, and other generous donors.