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Oct. 8, 2004

More IWP Writers Explain 'Why I Write What I Write' Oct. 20

The fall semester's second session of "Why I Write What I Write," an annual topic of free panel discussions by participants in the University of Iowa International Writing Program, will be at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 20 in Meeting Room A of the Iowa City Public Library.

Part two of "Why I Write What I Write" will feature playwright and journalist Natalya Vorozhbit from Russia; poet, literary and music critic, and fiction writer Adam Wiedemann from Poland; fiction writer Jo Kyung-ran from Korea; and poet Gozo Yoshimasu from Japan.

The free event will be simulcast on the library's cable channel, and taped for re-broadcast.

Biographies of the IWP writers are at http://www.uiowa.edu/~iwp/WRIT/WRITmain.html.

Thirty-nine writers, representing 28 countries, will be in residence at the University of Iowa during the next three months as participants in the IWP. The IWP is a unique residency program that each year promotes international understanding by assembling a "United Nations of writing" at the UI. Over the years, more than a thousand writers from 120 countries have completed residencies in the program.

Joint IWP panels will continue most Wednesdays through the end of October.

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.