Iowa City Public Library Presentations

Every fall, in collaboration with the Iowa City Public Library (ICPL), the IWP organizes a weekly series of panels on current literary and cultural themes. These gatherings are an opportunity for the Fall Residents to deliver short papers they've written, inspired by the panel topic, and for the community at large to converse with the international visitors.

Video recordings of the panels are available on the IWP page on the ICPL Library Channel, and the panels are broadcast on a public service station.
The short papers from all the presenters, organized by year, are available in the column to the right.

Many of these recordings and papers have also been archived in the IWP Collection at UI's Main Library.

Happening Now

  • We regret the passing, on April 11, 2024, of the distinguished Romanian author and critic Dan Cristea, who served as the editor in chief of the Luceafărul de Dimineață cultural monthly. In addition to being an alum of the 1985 Fall Residency, Cristea received his PhD in Comparative Literature at the University of Iowa.

  • Our congratulations to 1986 Fall Residency writer Kwame Dawes, who has been named the new poet laureate of Jamaica.

  • Congratulations to our colleagues Jennifer Croft and Aron Aji, who are among those serving as judges for the National Book Awards this year, in their case in the category of translated literature.

  • Ranjit Hoskote’s speech at the 2024 Goa Literary Festival addresses the current situation in Gaza.

  • In NY Times, Bina Shah worries about the state of Pakistani—and American—democracy.

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