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.

IWP 50th Anniversary Panel: World Literature Today

International Writing Program - World Literature Today

with panelists:
Tim Parks (United Kingdom/Italy)
Lorna Goodison (Jamaica, IWP '83)
Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor (Kenya, IWP...

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2017 International Authors Series: Emancipating Bodies, Encountering Taboos

The International Writing Program 2017 - International Authors Series: Emancipating Bodies, Encountering Taboos

The International Authors program series provides an opportunity for the...

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2017 International Authors Series: Permanent Migration or Re-thinking Home

The International Writing Program 2017 - International Authors Series: Permanent Migration or Re-thinking Home

The International Authors program series provides an opportunity for the...

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2017 International Authors Series: Utopia and the Future

The International Writing Program 2017 - International Authors Series: Utopia and the Future

The International Authors program series provides an opportunity for the community to meet and...

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2017 International Authors Series: Should a Writer Speak for “The Universal”?

The International Writing Program 2017 - International Authors Series: Should a Writer Speak for “The Universal”?

The International Authors program series provides an opportunity for the...

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2017 International Authors Series: In Translation

The International Writing Program 2017 - International Authors Series: In Translation

The International Authors program series provides an opportunity for the community to meet and converse...

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International Authors Series 2016: The Sound of Your Words, The Line on Your Screen

In today's world of increasingly mixed media, pairing images with prose, music with poetry, or motion with plot can deepen affect and broaden audience reach.

The International Authors...

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International Authors Series 2016: World Literature Today

What are the most exciting currents and influences of contemporary writing beyond and across the borders of national literatures today?

The International Authors program series provides an...

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International Authors Series 2016: The Shape of Your Paragraph

Genre writing may be constraining or exhilarating. What are the limits and the thrills of genre specialization in the world's literary cultures?

The International Authors program series...

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International Authors Series 2016: Right to Remove, Right to Refuge

Is changing one's country a basic human right? A conversation about the impact of the millions in motion today, worldwide.

The International Authors program series provides an opportunity...

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