Rob Cline is creating book reviews in the Iowa City area
18
patrons
$96
per month
The Iowa City area is one of the richest literary landscapes anywhere in the world. Filled with brilliant writers, enthusiastic readers, exceptional bookstores, famed writing programs, and more, the Iowa City/Cedar Rapids area (known collectively as ICR Iowa) is a perfect place to build a literary life.

Due to cutbacks at local media sources, however, ICR Iowa is short on one key part of the literary conversation: thoughtful book reviews written by local writers for the local community.

As of August 2019, I will have been reviewing books for local readers for 20 years. I'm not ready to stop connecting readers with great books (and occasionally warning them off from something that doesn't quite work). 

Your support of this project will ensure that I can continue to share my thoughts on books--especially those by authors with a tie to the area or who are coming to the community for events. The plan is to continue to create the kinds of reviews and interviews I have been writing for various publications for two decades.

And I have an important additional goal: This community deserves reviews written by a diverse group of critics. If we can generate monthly support in excess of $250, I will hire local guest reviewers to contribute to this project.

I am grateful for your readership and your support!

Tiers
Less than the Sunday paper
$1 or more per month

Get a month's worth of my reviews (3-4) for less than the price of a single issue of the Sunday paper.

Interview over coffee
$5 or more per month

Get access to my conversations with authors (1-2 per month) for the price of a latte or two.

My back pages
$10 or more per month

Get access to book reviews I have written over the last 20 years. I'll post one of these blasts from the past each month. Got a book you think I might have reviewed that you'd like to see here? Let me know!

The price of a hardback
$25 or more per month

Supporters at this level will receive a copy of my novel (Murder by the Slice) and the related short story collection (Slices) -- signed and personalized to you or someone you designate. Can your reviewer write? You'll know soon!

Goals
$96 of $250 per month
When support exceeds $250/month, I will publish guest reviews by local critics. I'll seek out diverse voices and diverse reading tastes for this monthly feature--and I'll be able to pay them for their work thanks to your support!
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The Iowa City area is one of the richest literary landscapes anywhere in the world. Filled with brilliant writers, enthusiastic readers, exceptional bookstores, famed writing programs, and more, the Iowa City/Cedar Rapids area (known collectively as ICR Iowa) is a perfect place to build a literary life.

Due to cutbacks at local media sources, however, ICR Iowa is short on one key part of the literary conversation: thoughtful book reviews written by local writers for the local community.

As of August 2019, I will have been reviewing books for local readers for 20 years. I'm not ready to stop connecting readers with great books (and occasionally warning them off from something that doesn't quite work). 

Your support of this project will ensure that I can continue to share my thoughts on books--especially those by authors with a tie to the area or who are coming to the community for events. The plan is to continue to create the kinds of reviews and interviews I have been writing for various publications for two decades.

And I have an important additional goal: This community deserves reviews written by a diverse group of critics. If we can generate monthly support in excess of $250, I will hire local guest reviewers to contribute to this project.

I am grateful for your readership and your support!

Recent posts by Rob Cline

Tiers
Less than the Sunday paper
$1 or more per month

Get a month's worth of my reviews (3-4) for less than the price of a single issue of the Sunday paper.

Interview over coffee
$5 or more per month

Get access to my conversations with authors (1-2 per month) for the price of a latte or two.

My back pages
$10 or more per month

Get access to book reviews I have written over the last 20 years. I'll post one of these blasts from the past each month. Got a book you think I might have reviewed that you'd like to see here? Let me know!

The price of a hardback
$25 or more per month

Supporters at this level will receive a copy of my novel (Murder by the Slice) and the related short story collection (Slices) -- signed and personalized to you or someone you designate. Can your reviewer write? You'll know soon!