Aug. 26, 2010
IWP presents a trio of free events Sept. 3 and 5
The University of Iowa International Writing Program (IWP) will present a trio a free literary events Sept. 3 and 5.
The events are:
--A panel discussion, "Translation/Writing Across Languages" at noon Friday, Sept. 3, in Meeting Room A of the Iowa City Public Library.
The panel participants will be Polish poet Milosz Biedrzycki, whose work has appeared in a trilingual volume -- Polish, Slovenian and Italian -- and whose work often appears in English translation; Indonesian novelist Andrea Hirata; Venezuelan poet and translator Beverly Perez Rego; and fiction writer, poet and translator Solvi Bjorn Sigurdsson from Iceland. The lunchtime event also features pizza, courtesy of UI International Programs.
Refreshments are also part of the regular Friday readings at the Shambaugh House, the headquarters of the IWP.
Read the bios of the IWP writers at http://iwp.uiowa.edu/writers/. Become a Facebook friend of the IWP at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Iowa-City-IA/International-Writing-Program#!/pages/Iowa-City-IA/International-Writing-Program/39135032067?ref=ts&__a=21&ajaxpipe=1.
The 2010 IWP community of 38 writers from 32 countries includes a mix of fiction writers, poets, translators, essayists, filmmakers, playwrights, screenwriters, editors, journalists and critics.
Founded in 1967, the IWP was the first international writers residency at a university, and it remains unique in world literature.
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 1,200 writers from more than 120 countries have attended the IWP, including Turkish Nobel laureate Orhan Pamuk.
Many of the writers are supported through the U.S. State Department and U.S. embassies, while others are funded through a variety of foundations, government councils and bilateral agreements.
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