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: 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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International Authors Event: Speaking Freely? | Iowa City Book Festival 2019

By definition, being a writer depends on having speech be free. Yet freedom of speech is understood and valued very differently across historical moments, cultures, and contexts; the concept of “...

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International Authors: On the Body

A person’s body affects the way they navigate the world, and their experiences in it. How much power does a body (pertaining for instance to race, gender, sexuality, physical ability) have over (...

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International Authors: "Writing and..."

For those who have a job in some industry other than writing full-time, how does one balance the two professions? Are they connected, and if so, how does writing contribute to your “day job,” or...

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2018 International Writing Program "Images of America"

Recorded Oct. 26, 2018

 

Join us for the closing chapter of our weekly community conversation series over *free pizza* Fridays at the Iowa City Public Library (ICPL), Meeting Room A...

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2018 International Writing Program: Wo/Men in Flux

Recorded Oct. 19, 2018

 

International Writing Program (IWP) Fall Residents Adriana Borja Enríquez (Ecuador), Umar Timol (Mauritius), Alisa Ganieva (Russia), and Aušra Kaziliūnaitė (...

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