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Oct. 12, 2006

IWP Writer Kareva To Give ICFRC Talk On Estonian Artists Oct. 18

Doris Kareva, an Estonian poet, editor and translator, will give a talk titled "From Harem to Brothel: Artists in Estonia before and after Soviet Era" during the Iowa City Foreign Relations Council (ICFRC) luncheon. The event will be held at noon Wednesday, Oct. 18, in the Rockwood Fellowship Hall of the Congregational Church, 30 N. Clinton St. in Iowa City.

Kareva is a participant in the UI International Writing Program and has published 13 collections of poetry. Her most recent work, "Shape of Time," was published in 2005. Kareva's poems have been translated into 15 languages, and in 2003 the Tallin City Theatre turned her collection, "Mandragora," into a stage production. Kareva has also edited anthologies of Estonian poetry and translated such authors as Auden, Beckett, Dickinson and Shakespeare.

After winning the State Cultural Prize in 1993, she launched the program "Straw Stipend," which provides publication funding for 10 young Estonian poets. She currently serves as Secretary General of the Estonian National Commission for UNESCO. She also participates courtesy of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State.

The program is presented in part with the support of Iowa Book LLC and Iowa State Bank & Trust Co., and is cosponsored by the UI International Programs. The event will be catered by The Cottage. For those unable to attend, WSUI-AM will carry the program on Thursday, Oct. 19, following the noon news.

Please send reservation forms with a check to: ICFRC, 1111 University Capitol Centre, Iowa City, IA, 52242-5500. Reservations -- $7.50 for members, $8.50 for non-members -- must be received by noon on Monday, Oct. 16.

For more information on this program, the ICFRC or special accommodations to attend this lecture, contact Thomas Baldridge at 319-384-2260 or Marianne Weiss at 319-335-0351.

ICFRC is a non-profit association of community and university people interested in learning more about U.S. foreign policy, world affairs and current global issues impacting world societies. The group provides members with the opportunity to hear more than 35 experts per year who visit the UI campus and the Iowa City/Cedar Rapids area.

ICFRC is a part of International Programs, which enables University of Iowa students, faculty, staff and the public to learn from and about the world. Its offices, degree programs and events provide life-changing opportunities on campus and abroad, heighten intellectual and cultural diversity, and give all University constituents access to vital international knowledge. For more information, visit or call 319-353-2700. International Programs is part of the Office of the Provost.

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa News Services, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 371, Iowa City, Iowa, 52242-2500.

CONTACTS: Media: Lois Gray, 319-335-2026,; Program: Marianne Weiss, 319-335-0351,; Writer: Aris Dravillas