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Who is your Rumi?

Nigol Bezjian’s lyrical documentary The Same Gate: a Poetic Exchange follows poets and scholars from Konya to Cappadocia as they explore the poetic legacy of Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi.

How Writers Write POETRY, a new MOOC

Six weeks of discussions and workshops online. Free and open to all.

Between the Lines: Peace and the Writing Experience

Between the Lines is a summer program that brings together young writers ages 16-19 from the U.S., Russia, and Arabic-speaking countries to develop their writing skills while engaging in cultural exchange.

The IWP’s Distance Learning Creative Writing Program

As the IWP’s distance learning initiative, the DLCWP seeks to maintain a visible, ongoing, and active IWP presence in the world. Programs are ongoing all year long, deepening existing connections and welcoming new collaborators.

On the Map: in-depth interviews with 2013 Fall Residents

Presenting On the Map: 2013 Fall Residents reflect on writing, reading, craft, and more.

Reading Abroad: American Writers on Tour

The aim of IWP Reading Tours is two-fold: to introduce American writers to new and distinct literary-cultural landscapes, and to create opportunities for contact and collaboration.

WhitmanWeb, a multilingual gallery

Walt Whitman’s epic poem “Song of Myself” in 13 languages with commentaries, questions, images, and audio recordings. Now featuring a Romanian translation!

  • Who is your Rumi?
  • An International Summer Creative Writing Program for Writers ages 16-19
  • The IWP’s Distance Learning Creative Writing Program
  • On the Map: Shandana Minhas
  • Reading Abroad: American Writers on Tour
  • WhitmanWeb, a multilingual gallery

Meet our writers

The International Writing Program at the University of Iowa is a unique residency program that brings together the writers of the world... more

On the Map

Interviews with 15 writers from the 2013 IWP fall residency... more

Seeds of Culture: Iowa City blogged by a friendly visitor

A blog by Patrícia Portela (IWP '13), a re-writer and performance artist, and IC's very first Community Engagement Fellow.

Iowa City: A UNESCO City of Literature
The City of Literature works to advance its mission of celebrating and supporting literature on a local, regional, national, and international...