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University of Iowa News Release

Oct. 17, 2003

IWP, Writers' Workshop Present Final Joint Reading Oct. 26

The International Writing Program (IWP) and the Iowa Writers' Workshop will conclude their fall series of joint readings with a free event at 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 26 in the Prairie Lights book store at 15 S. Dubuque St. in downtown Iowa City.

The IWP writers in residence who will be featured on Oct. 26 are Bosnian poet Mirsad Sijariæ and fiction writer Gregory Norminton from the United Kingdom. Representing the Writers' Workshop will be poet Deb Kuan.

The IWP is a unique residency program that brings together established writers from around the world. Founded in 1967, the IWP was the first international writers' residency at a university, and it remains unique in world. This year, 25 writers from 21 countries are participating in the program.

Biographies of the participating writers-in-residence are available at http://www.uiowa.edu/~iwp/WRIT/WRITmain.html.

For UI arts information and calendar updates, visit http://www.uiowa.edu/artsiowa. To receive UI arts news by e-mail, ur-acr@uiowa.edu.

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa Arts Center Relations, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 351, Iowa City, IA 52242-2500.

MEDIA CONTACT: Winston Barclay, 319-384-0073, winston-barclay@uiowa.edu.