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.

International Authors Series 2016: Real Work

Franz Kafka was a legal clerk. Kurt Vonnegut was a car dealer. Harper Lee was a ticket agent. How do day jobs infiltrate writing lives, minds, stories?

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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...

Books and Writing International Writing Program

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...

Books and Writing International Writing Program