University of Iowa News Release
Sept. 24, 2004
IWP Fiction Writers From Egypt And Malaysia Read Oct. 10
The University of Iowa International Writing Program (IWP) and the Iowa Writers' workshop will present a joint reading at 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 10, 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 IWP -- fiction writers Khalid Jaafar from Malaysia and Ahmed Alaidy from Egypt -- who will be joined by a student from the Writers' Workshop.
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 first three months of the academic year 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 the end of October.
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