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International Writing Program

Every fall, in collaboration with the Iowa City Public Library, the IWP organizes a weekly series of panels on current literary and non-literary themes. The gatherings are an opportunity to the community at large for a conversation with the international visitors. The panels are later broadcast on The Library Channel and online, and the short papers are posted on the IWP website.

2021 International Writing Program (IWP) Panel: Images of America

Join International Writing Program (IWP) writers-in-residence and members of the public in person or online for the closing chapter of our weekly community conversation panel series: an...

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2021 International Writing Program (IWP) Panel: Rituals and Traditions 2.0?

Join International Writing Program (IWP) writers-in-residence and members of the public in person or online for a panel discussion of “Rituals and Traditions 2.0?”

Fall is the season of...

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2021 International Writing Program (IWP) Panel: Imagination <> Computation

Join International Writing Program (IWP) writers-in-residence and members of the public in person or online for a panel discussion of “Imagination <> Computation:"

Writers...

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2021 International Writing Program (IWP) Panel: Reality Hunger | Iowa City Book Festival 2021

Join International Writing Program (IWP) writers-in-residence and members of the public in person or online (livestreamed at bit.ly/fallresicpl) for an Iowa City Book Festival (Oct. 18-25:...

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Debra Marquart & Shreya Khullar | Iowa City Book Festival 2021

Debra Marquart, the Iowa Poet Laureate, will be joined by Iowa City West High student Shreya Khullar, Iowa’s first Student Poet Ambassador, to read from and discuss their work.

Debra...

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2021 International Writing Program (IWP) Panel: Identity Politics

Join International Writing Program (IWP) writers-in-residence and members of the public in person or online for a panel discussion of "Identity Politics:"

In recent decades, what...

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International Authors: Images of America

Join us for an open panel in which any and all writers will have a chance to offer brief personal comments about their time in Iowa.

The International Authors series provides an opportunity...

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International Authors: On the Road

Tell us about how inspiration, travel-induced anxiety, or memories made on-the-go influence your writing. What persona emerges as your daily routines disappear? And, how does this inform you as a...

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International Authors: Writing the Not-Self

Writers often create characters different from themselves in one way or another. When such a character “belongs” to a distinct, recognizable group—perhaps a minority—challenges may arise. What—if...

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International Authors: Language on Fault lines

As metaphor and as reality, in our ever-more-hybrid world, translation and polylinguality are now ubiquitous. Languages live side by side, commingle, influence each other. New words, accents,...

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