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'Stone' issue of International Writing Program's 100 Words is available

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- "Stone," the fourth 1996-97 issue of 100 Words, the University of Iowa International Writing Program (IWP) literary journal, is now available. The issue features prose and poetry works of no more than 100 words in response to the word "stone."

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

Works in "Stone" come from Mexico, Sri Lanka, Bolivia, Malawi, Wales, Paraguay, Bangladesh, the United Kingdom and all corners of the United States. The cover features a drawing by Elaine Beck De Geest.

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 more than 1,100 writers from more than 110 countries have completed residencies in the program.

Participants in the 1997 program from Venezuela, England, Taiwan, Singapore, Malawi, Hungary, and South Africa served on the advisory board for the "Stone" issue.

11/21/97