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Release: Oct. 18, 2002
WRITERS DISCUSS THEIR IMAGES OF AMERICA IN FINAL IWP PANEL
The writers from around the globe who have been in residence this fall at
the University of Iowa International Writing Program will share their impressions
in the programs final 2002 panel discussion, Images of America,
at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30, in Meeting Room A of the Iowa City Public
Library. The free discussion will also be carried on the librarys local
Unlike the previous panels, for which selected writers have presented prepared
comments before taking questions, Images of America will be more
free-form, using an open-mike format that invites all the writers to make
whatever comments they wish.
Over the years, many IWP writers have written about their experiences in
Iowa, including journalistic articles, poems, stories and even at least one
novel set in Iowa City.
The IWP writers bios are accessible on-line at < http://www.uiowa.edu/~iwp/WRITmain.html
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. This
falls program includes 36 writers from 30 countries (minus the Cuban
writer who was prevented from attending by new U.S. visa restrictions).
The IWP residency period continues through November, but that month is a
travel period that will disperse the writers throughout the country for readings,
lectures, symposiums and research.
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