Every year, with support from the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State, IWP organizes a number of programs that aim to make a connection between literary communities overseas and distinguished American writers. These programs have ranged from symposia and conferences through reading and study tours, to writing workshops, taught both on the UI campus and abroad.
"Has It Been a Good Year for Turkish Literature Lovers?" asks Today's Zaman, and answers in the affirmative. On its list are IWP alumnae Buket UZUNER (IWP '96) and Maureen FREELY (IWP'14).