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Sept. 20, 2007

Note: Updated release, event previously listed as Sept. 28.

Migration, Diaspora and exile is again the topic of writing panel Oct. 5

The University of Iowa International Writing Program (IWP) will present "Writing for an Age of Migration, Diaspora, Exile," a free panel discussion, at noon Friday, Oct. 5, in Meeting Room A of the Iowa City Public Library at 123 S. Linn St. in downtown Iowa City.

In the IWP's second panel on this topic the participants will be Sasa Stanisic, a Bosnian writer living in Germany; Kavery Nambisan, a fiction writer, essayist and surgeon from India; English-language playwright Verena Tay from the cultural melting pot of Singapore; and Hana Andronikova from the Czech Republic, where she writes fiction and drama.

Biographies of all the IWP writers are accessible at http://www.uiowa.edu/%7Eiwp/WRIT/WRITmain.html. A description of the program and the 2007 residency period is accessible at http://news-releases.uiowa.edu/2007/august/080607iwp-anniversary.html.

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 1,100 writers from more than 120 countries have attended the IWP, including Nobel laureate Orhan Pamuk from Turkey.

This fall the IWP is hosting writers from more than 30 countries through November, including the program's first participants from Malta and Montenegro. The schedule will provide many opportunities for the public to meet and interact with the writers in social events, formal and informal readings, lectures, performances, film screenings and panel discussions.

The evolving calendar of events is accessible at http://www.uiowa.edu/artsiowa and on the IWP site. These calendars will be updated regularly as new events are added.

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