Questions?

What is the IWP Fall Residency?

The IWP is a 12-week residency program for 30-35 writers and literary professionals from all over the world, typically running between the end of August and the middle of November. Refer to This Year's Program for a full description.

How does the IWP differ from other writing residencies?

The IWP is the world's oldest and largest residency for international writers. For nearly fifty years, the program has brought some of the brightest writing talent to Iowa City – home also to the Iowa Writers' Workshop, the Nonfiction Writing Program, the Playwrights' Workshop, and the Spanish Language Creative Writing Program. Our goal is to provide visiting writers with the time and space to write. Participants complete projects and begin new ones. In addition, they forge productive relationships with colleagues and translators, and take part in the vibrant social and academic lives of the University of Iowa, Iowa City, and the American literary scene.

What is the difference between the International Writing Program and the Iowa Writers' Workshop?

Because both programs are based at the University of Iowa, and because both are the oldest and most widely recognized programs of their kind, they are often confused. The IWP is a non-degree-granting 12-week residency designed for early- to mid-career international writers; it also does not offer academic credit for participation. The Iowa Writers' Workshop is a 2-year MFA-granting graduate program for students of creative writing enrolled at the University of Iowa.

How often does the Residency take place?

The IWP's Fall Residency is held annually during the fall semester only, from the end of August through mid-November. The rest of the calendar year features IWP programming such as Overseas Reading Tours, Distance Learning courses, and the youth-based Between the Lines program.

Does the IWP have regular publications?

Where is the IWP located?

The IWP is centrally located on the University of Iowa campus at:

Shambaugh House
430 North Clinton Street
Iowa City, Iowa 52242

To Attend

Who is eligible to attend the Fall Residency?

Participants are primarily early- to mid-career international writers of fiction, literary nonfiction, poetry, drama, or screenplays. Literary translators and journalists have also participated, but only with a comparable track record in one of the creative genres. Writers must have at least one published volume alongside works that have appeared in significant publications (anthologies, journals, literary magazines) over the last two years. Refer to How To Nominate a Writer for more information on eligibility requirements. Refer to Fall Residency for biographies of our most recent visiting writers.

How are writers selected for the program?

Nominations may reach us from two places: cultural agencies, institutions, and other literary organizations interested in funding a writer; and writers or non-funding institutions interested in drawing a writer to the IWP's attention.

  • If you represent a cultural agency, institution, or other literary organization, and know of a qualified writer whom you wish to nominate and would be willing to fund, submit a completed online nomination form, accompanied by a brief résumé or CV, and a representative example of his or her writing (10 or more pages in English translation). Contact us for a 12-week budget covering the estimated costs of the program.
  • If you are an individual writer or a non-funding institution: despite the limitations on funding, the program aims to represent adequately the world of contemporary letters. If you would like to nominate yourself, or know of a writer you think we should consider, please submit a completed online nomination form as instructed above.

Space at the IWP Fall Residency is limited. The IWP does not have in-house funding for the writers who participate; rather, the program directs qualified candidates to potential funding sources. The selection processes at these outside funding sources vary, but each is quite competitive and independent of direct IWP influence. Overall, the IWP's goal is to generate a diverse group of writers who would benefit from, and contribute to this dynamic exchange.

Funding

Does the IWP provide financial support for participants?

The IWP does not fund individual residencies. Rather, the program works with external funding, through grants with other arts agencies worldwide.

Can the IWP help me find a funding agency that might sponsor my participation?

A review of the annual reports or writer biographies from recent years will illustrate the funders with whom the IWP has most recently worked. These agencies divide roughly into three groups:

  • U.S. State Department/Embassies: A worldwide competition for a limited number of funded spots is annually conducted by the Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State, through its network of U.S. Embassies. To participate, it is necessary to be nominated by the U.S. Embassy or diplomatic post in your country. Some Embassies conduct their own searches, some do not make nominations at all, and still others are amenable to writers requesting to be nominated. The State Department competition is contingent on grant funding, and is typically announced during early February.
  • Cultural and arts agencies in the U.S. and elsewhere: These agencies typically conduct their own searches and select nominees internally. We are always interested in exploring new partnerships with cultural agencies.
  • Grants available in the writer's own country: Some writers apply for grants internally in their countries, through a national agency or a university, or through a combination of means. The IWP deals with these opportunities on a case-by-case basis.

Each funding agency works on its own timeline, usually throughout the spring. All selections are finalized, and invitations issued, by June 1.

How can my organization fund a writer to attend the Fall Residency?

The IWP is interested in exploring new partnerships with arts organizations in the U.S. and around the world. If your organization would like to fund a writer's attendance at the Fall Residency, please contact the Associate Director.

Can I pay to attend the Fall Residency?

The IWP does not allow self-funding. Writers must secure funding from an appropriate funding agency.

Traveling to/from/within the United States

What type of visa will I need to participate in the Fall Residency?

Participating writers must enter the U.S. on a J-1 visa. Depending on your funding source, IWP staff may be able to help you throughout the application process. More information on the J-1 visa can be found on the Department of State and University of Iowa Web sites. Visa interviews should be arranged with your local Embassy or post no later than three months in advance of expected travel.

How will my flights be arranged to and from the IWP?

Most funding sources deposit grant funds directly to the IWP for international round-trip airfare. The program will work with you on all itineraries and reservations. Depending on your funding, the flights may be restricted to the policies under the Fly America Act. Significant charges incurred while in transit (such as overnight hotels) may under some circumstances be reimbursed (the process takes up to four weeks).

What are the luggage allowances as I travel to, from, and within the U.S. during the Fall Residency?

Luggage allowances (number of pieces and weight per bag) differ flight-to-flight, depending on your airline carrier. The general rule is a minimum $25 fee for every piece of checked-in luggage on domestic flights (typically one bag is free on international flights). You will be responsible for luggage fees on all your international travels. For in-residency travel, the IWP covers the fees for one suitcase weighing 50 lbs. (23 kg.) or less. IWP does not cover any overweight luggage fees (starting at $100) charged by the airline.

Please note:

  • Some products and belongings are NOT allowed in carry-on luggage within the U.S.
  • Books can be shipped directly to the IWP ahead of time and home before the end of the residency. IWP does not cover shipping costs of books.
  • As the weather cools off, writers will have the opportunity to purchase affordable warmer clothing.

Can I bring my spouse, children, and/or other family members?

The Fall Residency is a writing period for the participant selected. The IWP does not have long-term accommodations for spouses and children. We discourage family visits apart from brief stays.

What are the travel periods?

Participants will travel to a number of U.S. cities during the course of the Residency. These educationally-focused staff-led trips offer the chance to encounter other distinct American literary communities. During the mid-residency travel period, writers will have their choice between two cities in the country's Southern and Western regions. A weekend trip to Chicago is also scheduled during the residency. During the final travel period, the writers will round off the Fall Residency with visits to Washington D.C. and New York City. These trips are subject to individual budgets.

What form of transportation does the IWP provide throughout the Residency?

The University of Iowa campus is largely in downtown Iowa City, so IWP writers walk to and from most daily events. The IWP provides transportation for events out of town. NOTE: We are not allowed to provide transportation for any individual not directly sponsored for the Fall Residency, nor for any personal and professional trips away from the program.

Can I take trips outside of Iowa City by myself during the Residency?

IWP staff will help with professional visits to universities and organizations outside of Iowa City. Non-residency-related personal travel is discouraged, and the days away will not be covered by the per diem. Any trip outside of IWP programming will require full contact information for where you will be staying. J-1 visas have a 30-day grace period on either side of the Residency. Personal travel is ideally taken at that time.

Life at the Residency

Where will I be housed and what accommodations will the IWP provide?

Most IWP writers live at the Iowa House Hotel, located directly on campus in the Iowa Memorial Union building (IMU), predominantly on the same floor, which also includes a common room for group use, a laundry room, and an office for the housing coordinator. Each room has a private bathroom, a writing desk, wireless internet, as well as a mini-fridge, coffee pot, and microwave. Other facilities within or near the IMU include cafeterias, several student performance venues, computer labs, and a gym. A limited number of other housing alternatives may become available, depending on funding and need.

I'm a smoker. Are there any city or university rules or policies that apply to smoking and smokers?

Since 2008, the University of Iowa has banned smoking on its grounds, including all University-owned buildings (e.g. the Iowa House Hotel) and all University grounds (e.g. parking lots and sidewalks). Smoking on University grounds is an offense subject to a $50 fine; inside University owned-buildings like the Iowa House Hotel the fine is $100.

How will I cover grocery costs and other daily expenses?

Fully-funded participants in the Fall Residency will receive 'per diem' checks on the first business day of each month; the per diem will cover the basic monthly cost of food and incidentals, at a rate as set by the University of Iowa. Individuals may wish to supplement this amount with their own funds. NOTE: Per diem amounts increase while on travel periods to U.S. cities where the cost of living is higher.

What does a dollar buy in Iowa City?

Refer to this document, which lists examples of goods and services and their cost.

Will I need a local bank account during the Residency?

During the first week of the Residency, IWP staff will help writers open accounts at a local bank. Per diem checks issued at the beginning of every month can be deposited into these accounts, and debit cards will be available.

Will I need to apply for a Social Security number during the Residency?

Yes. A Social Security number (SSN) is essential for any payments. IWP staff will arrange for each writer's SSN.

Will the IWP provide me with health insurance, and if so, what does it cover?

To comply with J-1 visa requirements, all IWP participants must be covered by University of Iowa insurance. Most grants cover this expense. The UI insurance covers routine visits and emergency care. For more information about health coverage, patient co-pays, and other health insurance related questions, please contact the IWP Program Officer. In addition to the policy covered by your grant, consider purchasing additional health insurance from your own country.

Are my personal belongings covered in the insurance, or should I seek travel and/or housing insurance on my own?

Fall Residency grants do not include the funds for travel and housing insurance. Please look into private policies to insure personal items.

What is the weather like during the Residency?

The weather in Iowa City during your stay will range from 35 Celsius (95 F) when you arrive, down to 2 Celsius (35 F) or below near the end of the Residency.

Activities

What types of events will I participate in?

The Fall Residency calendar of events includes public readings, class visits, panel discussions, film screenings, dinner and party invitations out into the community, museum visits, trips to various Iowa landmarks, and other cultural outings. Though attendance to a number of these will be encouraged, the only events you will be required to attend are those at which you've previously agreed to appear, as well as a few IWP-sponsored highlight events.

Classes featuring IWP participants during the Fall Residency include:

  • International Literature Today – This upper-level university course for undergraduates is based on the work of International Writing Program participants. Each week different IWP writers speak to their own writing and to the relationship between their works and the literary scenes in their home countries. The two-hour class is held each Monday afternoon.
  • International Translation Workshop – Graduate-level students of creative writing, translation, and literature work one-on-one with IWP writers in a seminar setting to create English translations of participant materials. The class meets on Friday afternoons throughout the semester.
  • Cinemathèque – Writers are invited to introduce, screen, and lead a discussion of a film of their choice in seven or eight slots of the residency. This can become the opportunity to bring little-known works to the attention of local film audiences, film scholars, and University of Iowa undergraduate students.

Should I bring copies of my books with me to the IWP?

Please do! Both the Shambaugh House library and the main University of Iowa library have extensive collections of IWP participants' work. You may also want to bring a few copies for personal readings and presentations.

Can the IWP help me with contacting U.S. publishers?

The IWP is first and foremost a residency and cultural exchange program. Though we have long-standing relationships in the American literary landscape, we do not serve as a literary agency.

Can I get paid for a class visit and/or appearance at a university?

Invitations to appear at various universities and organizations often arise during the course of the Fall Residency. Some of these are paid, and others are volunteer efforts. IWP staff will facilitate invitations for these arrangements, but each writer is responsible for negotiating any payments directly with the inviting organization.

Can I take or visit a class at the University of Iowa?

Taking (or auditing) a UI course is subject to approval by the course instructor. Because IWP participants are not on campus for the full semester, taking courses for credit is unlikely. The UI's course listing site contains a complete list of courses offered each semester.

Can I take or visit a class at the Iowa Writers' Workshop?

Participation in classes at the Writers' Workshop is subject to the approval of the course instructor. Arrangements are usually difficult to make, as the program's workshops are highly selective and work-intense.

For Alumni

How can I locate additional information about particular writers who have previously attended the program?

You can search on our Web site for specific lists of participants organized by region/country, year of residency, and genre.

How can I sign up for the IWP mailing list?

  • Go to the contact form on this site.
  • Enter your name and e-mail address in the fields provided.
  • Select "Add me to mailing list" from the Category drop-down list and click Send e-mail.

Can I contribute to the IWP blog?

Contact the IWP's Publicity Coordinator.

Can alumni participate in the Fall Residency again?

Sadly, we do not have funds to support return visits to the IWP, but we would always be excited to see you again. If you are traveling through Iowa City, please do let us know ahead of time! We also welcome, and whenever possible post alumni news on our website's home page.

Please send further inquiries to:

International Writing Program
430 N. Clinton Street
Iowa City, IA 52242-2020
Phone: (319) 335-0128
Fax: (319) 335-3843
E-mail: iwp[at]uiowa.edu

Tuition and fees

How much does it cost to apply?

There is no fee to apply. The application cycle is now open!! Click here to apply!

How much does it cost to attend?

Tuition for accepted American students is $1,800. This includes room and board, materials, instructor fees, printing and photocopying, and van transportation during the program. Upon acceptance, a deposit of $150 is required to secure a place in the program. The balance is due May 31.

Is there financial aid available?

The IWP will give $10,000 in full and partial need-based scholarships to participants accepted to the program. This may include funding for travel. Students may apply for a scholarship after they are accepted into the program.

If I am accepted, but I have to cancel, what is your refund policy?

If you cancel prior to May 31, the entire deposit will be refunded. If you cancel after May 31, all but $50 of the deposit will be refunded. There is no refund after the arrival date and no refund in case you are dismissed prior to the end of the program.

Application/selection process

What exactly are you looking for in a student?

First and foremost, we want someone who is passionate about creative writing. In the writing samples we want to see what best represents you as a writer today. Given our belief that in order to write, you have to read, we expect you to be an avid reader as well. You don't necessarily have to have received straight A's in your English or literature classes, nor will we make you quote Emily Dickinson or Anton Chekhov at will. Since you will be spending a lot of time with fellow students, teachers and staff from different countries and cultures, it's very important that you be open to learning about the many different ways people live in the world and willing to share your own life experiences and unique point of view. Our ultimate goal is to create a community of friends that will continue to support each other in their creative efforts long after they have all gone home.

How old do I have to be to participate?

For all BTL sessions this summer, students must be between 16-19 years old by the time of the camp. You will apply generally to BTL and then have the option to select which session you wish to participate in. You may also note if you are willing to come to either camp.

The IWP can make no exceptions to the rules regarding ages.

Do I have to know another language to participate?

All students, both American and international, are required to be proficient in English in all forms (reading, writing and speaking). Knowledge of another language--Russian, Arabic, or any other--is not required, but it is a definite plus, particularly if you are currently studying another language, or if you grew up in a home or community where different languages are regularly used. There will be a lot of cross-translation going on!

Can I include work from different languages in my writing sample?

All American students must submit their writing samples in English. Throughout BTL there will be opportunities to utilize any knowledge you have of other languages through collaborative translation activities.

Can I include the same story and/or poem in two different languages?

No. Each work submitted should be original and untranslated.

Can I include essays, school newspaper articles, or blog entries in my writing sample?

If your blog entry contains original fiction and/or poetry, then yes, it can be included. Otherwise, we are only interested in reading your original fiction or poetry.

I'm a teacher who would like to send a recommendation letter for a student. Are there any guidelines I should follow?

Simply tell us why you think the student would be a good fit for the program. Refer to What exactly are you looking for in a student? for an idea of what we're looking for.

How do you select students for the program?

A committee reviews all applications and supplemented materials and determines the final group of students.

When will you notify applicants about your decision?

Applicants will be notified mid-April.

Life during BTL

Where will students live?

Students will live in a dorm on the University of Iowa campus. Dorms are clean, comfortable, well-lit, and very secure. Doors are locked each night and security personnel visit each floor regularly. A residence hall manager is available 24 hours a day. Students will be on floors separated by gender, and will live in double rooms. Also living with the students will be counselors, who are hired by the program and undergo background checks and University training. They help maintain a fun but safe environment. The counselors are also graduates of MFA programs in creative writing, and love to talk to our students about the writing life at university.

I live close to the University of Iowa. Can I reside at home during the program?

No. Between the Lines requires all participants to live in the dorm for the duration of the program.

I have relatives in the Iowa City area. Can I reside with them during the program?

No. Between the Lines requires all participants to live in the dorm for the duration of the program.

Can I have a car on campus?

If you drive to the University of Iowa, you must plan to store your car for the duration of the program. Students must be accompanied by program staff on all trips involving car transportation during their stay here. Violating this rule is grounds for dismissal.

What happens if there's a health concern or emergency?

It is expected that American students will have their own medical insurance. If a student falls ill or is injured, they will be taken to the appropriate UI Hospitals and Clinics facility. All costs are the responsibility of the students and/or parents. In order to participate, students and parents must sign a set of forms that include basic health information as well as emergency contact and consent information, all of which is kept strictly confidential.

Classes and schedule

Do you offer college credit for this program or the courses taken?

No.

What will a typical weekday be like?

After breakfast (all meals are served in Burge Dining Hall, which is near the dorm), students and staff will meet to receive announcements about the day's events. Afterwards, all students will attend a world literature seminar, taught in English, in which they will discuss various prose pieces and poetry with an eye towards craft: How do these writers do what they do and how can we as writers learn from them? Lunch is followed by a short period of free time during which students can rest, hang out, or prepare for the next class. The remainder of the afternoon is taken up by a writing workshop, in which students will try their hand at writing various forms of prose and poetry and share their work with each other. There are three workshops at each session: BTL Russian/Arabic has an English-language workshop for American students, a Russian-language workshop, and an Arabic-language workshop; for BTL Russian/Arabic all students are required to take a workshop in their native language. BTL Silk Routes will have workshops in English. After the workshop, instructors are available to talk with students about their work. Evenings will consist of at least one activity scheduled by program staff, which may or may not be optional. Most evenings students will have plenty of free time to read, write, use the computer, or explore the campus and nearby downtown.

All students are required to be in the dorm building by 10:00 pm, on their floors by 11:00 pm, and in their rooms by 11:30 pm. This rule is in effect every day of the program, including weekends.

I'm multilingual. Can I switch between writing workshops?

No. American students will be placed in the English-language writing workshop.

That said, part of what makes this program unique is that there will be a mix of languages spoken and written, and you are strongly encouraged to share and explore them with your classmates as well as the instructors and staff. In past programs, we have designed several one-off events that were meant to introduce students to the languages their peers speak. This year, we will be ramping that up significantly.

Do you offer writing workshops in languages other than English, Russian, Arabic?

In 2017, Between the Lines will only offer workshops in English, Russian, and Arabic.

What can you tell me about the instructors in the program?

Between the Lines carefully chooses writers who are also great teachers. Please check back in 2017 for a list of upcoming instructors. See Past Sessions for details about instructors from previous years.

Application/selection process

How do I apply to the program?

Once the application cycle is open, you should carefully read the program's How To Apply page for application details. The application process is different depending on where you live. it is most typical that international applicants apply through the Cultural Affairs Office at the American Embassy in their country. Deadlines vary.

Eligible countries for the 2017 program include:

BTL Russian/Arabic session: Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Palestinian Territories, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emerites, and Yemen.

What exactly are you looking for in a student?

First and foremost, we want young writers ages 16-19 who are passionate about creative writing in their own langauage. In the writing samples we want to see what best represents you as a writer today. Given our belief that in order to write, you have to read, we expect participants to be an avid readers as well. You don't necessarily have to have received top marks in your literature or English classes, nor will we make you quote Emily Dickinson or Anton Chekhov at will. Since you will be spending a lot of time with fellow students, teachers and staff from different countries and cultures, it's very important that you be open to learning about the many different ways people live in the world and willing to share your own life experiences and unique point of view. Our ultimate goal is to create a community of friends that will continue to support each other in their creative efforts long after they have all gone home.

How old do I have to be to participate?

Participants must be ages 16-19 by the start of the program: July 1, 2017. The IWP can make no exceptions to the rules regarding ages.

Do I have to know another language to participate?

All students, both American and international, must be proficient in English in all forms (reading, writing and speaking).For the Russian/Arabic session, international students are required to submit writing samples in both English and their native language of Russian or Arabic. Students will be placed in language-specific writing workshops depending on their native language. It is important to note that international students for this session are chosen based on their creative writing skills IN THEIR OWN LANGUAGE, not in English.

I want to apply to a session of BTL as an international student, but I do not live in any of the countries listed for 2017. Can I still apply?

Each year the State Department, which funds Between the Lines, determines which countries' American embassies will be invited to submit nominees. Only citizens of those countries are allowed to apply, and they must apply via the American Embassy. That said, if you are a citizen of one of the countries listed, but you do not reside in that country, contact the American Embassy in your country of citizenship to see if you qualify. BTL hopes to one day expand to additional countries. Email the program coordinator, or check back in 2018.

How do you select students for the program?

A selection committee reviews all applications and supplemented materials and determines the final group of participants.

When will you notify applicants about your decision?

International applicants will be notified in late March or early April. US applicants will be notified late April.

In my writing sample, can I include the same story and/or poem in two different languages?

No. Each work submitted should be original and untranslated.

Can I include essays, school newspaper articles, or blog entries in my writing sample?

If your blog entry contains original fiction and/or poetry, then yes, it can be included. Otherwise, we are only interested in reading your original fiction and/or poetry. WE DO NOT ACCEPT SCHOOL ESSAYS.

Tuition and fees

How much does it cost to attend?

For accepted international students, all fees, including travel, lodging and meals, are paid. As required by the State Department, students will travel with an adult chaperone, hired by the International Writing Program, on the transcontinental flight to and from the United States. BTL Russia students will leave from Moscow. BTL Arabic student will leave from a city or cities to be determined.

Is there financial aid available?

For accepted international students, no additional financial aid is available.

Life during BTL

Where will students live?

Students will live in a dorm on the University of Iowa campus. Dorms are clean, comfortable, well-lit, and very secure. Doors are locked each night and security personnel visit each floor regularly. A residence hall manager is available 24 hours a day. Students will be on floors separated by gender, and will live in double rooms. Also living with the students will be counselors, who are hired by the program and undergo background checks and University training. They help maintain a fun but safe environment. Chaperones who traveled with students also reside in the dormitories.

I have relatives in the Iowa City area. Can I reside with them during the program?

No. Between the Lines requires all participants to live in the dorm for the duration of the program.

What happens if there's a health concern or emergency?

If a student falls ill or is injured, he/she will be taken to the appropriate UI Hospitals and Clinics facility. All costs are the responsibility of the students and/or parents. In order to participate, students and parents must sign a set of forms that include basic health information as well as emergency contact and consent information, all of which is kept strictly confidential.

International students will receive basic health coverage through the State Department. This coverage is not all-inclusive. The American Embassy contact in your country will have more information.

Classes and schedule

Do you offer college credit for this program or the courses taken?

No.

What will a typical weekday be like?

After breakfast (all meals are served in Burge Dining Hall, which is near the dorm), students and staff will meet to receive announcements about the day's events. Afterwards, all students will attend a world literature seminar, taught in English, in which they will discuss various prose pieces and poetry with an eye towards craft: How do these writers do what they do and how can we as writers learn from them? Lunch is followed by a short period of free time during which students can rest, hang out, or prepare for the next class. The remainder of the afternoon is taken up by a writing workshop, in which students will try their hand at writing various forms of prose and poetry and share their work with each other. BTL Russian/Arabic has a English-language workshop for American students, a Russian-language workshop, and an Arabic workshop. All students are required to take a workshop in their native langauge. After the workshop, instructors are available to talk with students about their work. Evenings will consist of at least one activity scheduled by program staff, which may or may not be optional. Most evenings students will have plenty of free time to read, write, use the computer, or explore the campus and nearby downtown.

All students are required to be in the dorm building by 10:00 pm, on their floors by 11:00 pm, and in their rooms by 11:30 pm. This rule is in effect every day of the program, including weekends.

Can I switch between writing workshops?

No. However, part of what makes this program unique is that there will be a mix of languages spoken and written, and you are strongly encouraged to share and explore them with your classmates as well as the instructors and staff. We also try to have one English writing workshop that any interested students can attend. That will only be for one day.

Do you offer writing workshops in languages other than English, Russian, or Arabic?

In 2017, Between the Lines will only offer workshops in English, Russian, and Arabic.

What can you tell me about the instructors in the program?

Instructor information, once available, is avaiable on the year-specific BTL page. Please see the 2017 faculty list here and check Past Sessions to see instructors from previous years.