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Aug. 21, 2007

Iowa Review Reading Celebrates International Writing Program's 40th Anniversary

University of Iowa English faculty member David Hamilton will celebrate the 40th anniversary of the International Writing Program with a reading of IWP writers' contributions to the Iowa Review at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 29, in the Prairie Lights bookstore at 15 S. Dubuque St. in downtown Iowa City. Listen live on the Internet via the Writing University Web site at http://writinguniversity.uiowa.edu.

Hamilton is editor of the Iowa Review, one of the most respected and best-known literary journals in the United States, currently in its 37th year of continuous publication.

The free event will be recorded for broadcast on the "Live from Prairie Lights" series, originating on UI radio station WSUI-AM 910. Hour-long "Live from Prairie Lights" productions, hosted by Julie Englander, air at 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. Saturdays, and 7 p.m. Sundays on WSUI-AM 910 in Iowa City, WOI-AM 640 in Ames and KRNI-AM 1010 in Cedar Falls. A program is also broadcast at 5 p.m. Sundays on KSUI-FM 91.7 in Iowa City.

The reading will come at the beginning of the fall IWP residency, during which the UI will host writers from more than 30 countries.

The IWP introduces talented writers to American life; enables them to take part in American university life; and provides them with time, in a setting congenial to their efforts, for the production of literary work. Since 1967, more than a 1,100 writers from more than 120 countries have attended the IWP, including Nobel laureate Orhan Pamuk from Turkey.

Visit the Iowa Review online at http://www.uiowa.edu/~iareview/mainpages/tirweb.html.

The "Writing University" Web site provides a handy portal to the UI writing programs, including the Iowa Writers' Workshop, the International Writing Program, the Nonfiction Writing Program, the Iowa Playwrights Workshop, the Translation Workshop, the UI Press and the Iowa Summer Writing Festival. The site also centralizes writing news, lists upcoming events and provides access to a wealth of writing materials: texts, journals, lists of Iowa-connected writers and publications, historic videos and archived audio. Visitors to the site have the option of subscribing to an RSS feed.

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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