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WRITER: JENNY BURMAN
CONTACT: WINSTON BARCLAY
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0073; fax (319) 384-0024
e-mail:winston-barclay@uiowa.edu

Release: Immediate

"Voice" issue of 100 Words is now available

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The University of Iowa International Writing Program (IWP) announces the publication of the "Voice" issue of 100 Words, the program's unique literary journal. The issue, now available, features prose and poetry works of 100 words or fewer in response to the word "voice."

IWP participants and staff created 100 Words in 1993. Each issue is comprised of responses to a single "trigger word."

"Voice" contributors come from Slovakia, India, France, Canada, Venezuela, the Hupa Nation, Paraguay, Sierra Leone, Catalonia, Argentina, Sri Lanka, the United Kingdom and the United States.

Contributors include IWP veterans Jorge Accame of Argentina, Rolf Gullstrom-Hughes of the United Kingdom, Peter Mascovszky of Slovakia, Lourdes Espinola of Paraguay and Ambrose Massaquoi of Sierra Leone. The issue's advisory board featured 1997 IWP participants Bernadette Hall from New Zealand, Kirpal Singh from Singapore, Steve Sharra from Malawi and Marita van der Vyter from South Africa.

The issue also features artwork by Hope Nealson and Victor Cartagena.

100 Words has subscribers throughout the United States and around the world. Copies may be obtained from the IWP, fourth floor, English-Philosophy Building, the University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242. Copies also may be purchased for $3 at several Iowa City-area book stores: Prairie Lights Books, the Murphy-Brookfield Bookstore and the Haunted Bookshop.

For more information, contact editor Carolyn Brown at 319-335-0541, or via e-mail: <carolyn-b-brown@uiowa.edu>.

The IWP brings established writers of the world to the UI, where they become part of a lively literary community that includes the Iowa Writers' Workshop, the Iowa Playwrights Workshop and the UI program in literary non-fiction. IWP writers interact, formally and informally, with each other and with the many poets, fiction writers, playwrights and translators at the UI and in Iowa City. Over the years writers from more than 110 countries have completed residencies in the program.

12/19/97