University of Iowa News Release
Sept. 7, 2004
IWP Writers From India And China Read Sept. 19
The University of Iowa International Writing Program (IWP) and the Iowa Writers' workshop will present a joint reading at 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 19, in the Prairie Lights bookstore at 15 S. Dubuque St. in downtown Iowa City.
The free reading will feature two writers in residence at the IPW -- poet K.V. Tirumalesh from India and fiction/non-fiction writer Chen Danyan from China (Chen is her surname) -- and Writers' Workshop student Dora Malech.
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 more than 115 countries have completed residencies in the program.
The Iowa Writers' Workshop is an academic program of the UI College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
Joint IWP/Writers' Workshop readings will continue most Sundays through October.
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