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Apply to Between the Lines

Between the Lines is a summer program that brings together young writers to develop their writing skills while engaging in cultural exchange. The American application cycle is now open.

Upcoming International Writing Program MOOCs

Building on the success of our first creative writing MOOCs, we will open several new courses in 2015. Read more about our upcoming MOOCs.

Book Wings South Africa

In 2015, Book Wings will expand to South Africa. Read more about this year's theme and the six playwrights.

Explore the International Writing Program's Media Gallery

The IWP Media Gallery gathers and makes searchable audiovisual records of the nearly five decades of IWP’s programming. Scores of readings, performances, panel presentations, interviews, documentaries of the program’s reading tours—both overseas and in the US—and on-line teaching materials can be located though the portal.

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!

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.

  • Apply to Between the Lines
  • Upcoming International Writing Program MOOCs
  • Book Wings South Africa
  • Explore the International Writing Program's Media Gallery
  • Reading Abroad: American Writers on Tour
  • WhitmanWeb, a multilingual gallery
  • The IWP’s Distance Learning Creative Writing Program

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 writers from the 2014 IWP fall residency... more

Seeds of Culture: Iowa City blogged by a friendly visitor

A blog by poet Andra Rotaru (IWP '14), this year's Community Engagement Fellow.

 Publishing GalleryThe IWP Publishing Gallery hosts work on the intersection between translation, creative writing, and language pedagogy,...
WhitmanWeb: a multilingual gallery
A gallery featuring Walt Whitman’s emblematic poem “Song of Myself," accompanied by commentaries and live readings, in English, Arabic, Chinese...
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...
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