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Release: Aug. 23, 2002
IWP BEGINS BUSY UI SCHEDULE WITH SEPT. 4 PANEL AND SEPT. 8 READING
The University of Iowa International Writing Program (IWP) will launch a
busy schedule of free 2002 events with a panel discussion on Writing
and Politics at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4 in the Iowa City Public Library
and a joint reading with the Iowa Writers Workshop at 5 p.m. Sunday,
Sept. 8 in the Prairie Lights bookstore at 15 S. Dubuque St. in downtown Iowa
The discussion is the first in a series of Wednesday panels featuring the
2002 programs 36 writers in residence. The Wednesday discussions will
be simulcast on the librarys local cable channel and recorded for re-broadcast.
The participants for each panel will be determined after the writers have
arrived and settled in.
Each of the regular Sunday joint readings at Prairie Lights will pair one
of the IWPs prominent foreign writers with a graduate student in the
Writers Workshop. The 2002 IWP roster includes writers from current
and recent strife-torn areas, including Argentina, Bosnia, Burma, Colombia,
India, Israel, Nigeria, the Philippines, the West Bank and Zimbabwe. The group
also includes the IWPs first representative from Madagascar.
Founded in 1967, the IWP was the first international writers residency
at a university, and it remains unique in world literature. The IWP brings
established writers of the world to the UI, where they become part of the
lively literary community on campus. Over the years, nearly a thousand writers
from more than 115 countries have completed residencies in the program.
To learn more about the IWP, visit < http://www.uiowa.edu/~iwp
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