CONTACT: SCOTT HAUSER
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0007; fax (319) 384-0024
UI offers writing program in Ireland June 25 to Aug. 12
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- People interested in writing, literature and Ireland
are invited to combine their studies through a six-week, credit program
offered by the University of Iowa and Trinity College of Dublin that will
take students to the heart of a country long known for its literary heritage.
The Irish Writing Program, sponsored by the UI's Study Abroad program,
is designed for both students and members of the general public who have
an interest in writing.
The program, co-sponsored by the Trinity College Dublin/USIT Summer
School, begins June 25 and runs through Aug. 12. Students are required
to take two writing workshops as well as courses on Irish literature and
The schedule also includes one week designated for independent travel.
Students receive five semester hours of credit. Deadline for application
is April 6. A total of 20 students will be selected based on application
Cost for the program is $3,865, which covers tuition, rooms at Trinity
with continental breakfast, orientation, special lecture series and administrative
Costs do not include airfare. Students are also responsible for their
own housing during the independent travel week.
Martin Roper, director of the Irish Writing Program, said a goal of
the program is to attract people of different ages and different walks
"This is a terrific opportunity for anyone interested in studying
abroad for the summer," Roper said. "It gives you a change to
push yourself and your writing in another country."
Roper, a native of Dublin, is the founder of the Dublin Writers' Workshop.
He came to the UI in 1994 on a Fulbright Fellowship and has participated
in the International Writing Program at the UI. He will direct the workshops
in the summer program.
Trinity, founded in 1592, is Ireland's oldest college. Its graduates
include Oliver Goldsmith, Jonathan Swift and Nobel laureate Samuel Beckett.
For more information, contact Martin Roper, director, Irish Writing
Program; International Programs, Office for Study Abroad, University of
Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1802; phone: (319) 335-3236; by email: firstname.lastname@example.org;
or visit the program's website at the address http://www.uiowa.edu/~irishwp/