CONTACT: PETER ALEXANDER
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0072; fax (319) 384-0024
UI CAMPUS NOTES -- IOWA CENTER FOR THE ARTS
IWP AND WRITERS' WORKSHOP READING SERIES BEGINS SEPT. 6 -- The University
of Iowa International Writing Program (IWP) and the Iowa Writers' Workshop
will present a joint reading by German writer Beatrice Kobow and poet Michael
Tyrell at 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 6 in the Prairie Lights bookstore, 15 S.
Dubuque St. in downtown Iowa City. The reading is free and open to the
A fresh voice in German fiction, Kobow began working as a freelance
journalist for the Sudkurier/Konstanz when she was very young. Since then
she has worked as a journalist for two newspapers, the Sudkurier/Singen
and the Tagesspiegel/Berlin. She has published her prose in various magazines
in Germany, including Kabeljau, the magazine of the Literaturinstitut where
she received her Diploma in Prose and Poetry.
Kobow has also written prose for a radio production. She has received
prizes including the Leipziger Literaturstipendium (Leipzig literary fellowship)
and an award from the Filmboard Berlin-Brandenburg. Her participation in
the IWP is supported by a grant from Joan E. Vander Naaled Egenes and by
the German government.
Tyrell is a second-year graduate student in the Writers' Workshop.
The IWP is a unique residency program, which each fall assembles a community
of established writers from all parts of the globe.
(NOTE TO BROADCASTERS: Beatrice Kobow is pronounced bay-ah-TREECE KOH-boh.)