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Many of these recordings and papers have also been archived in the IWP Collection at UI's Main Library.

Iowa City Public Library Presentations

Happening Now

  • A fall harvest of book reviews coming in: of The Others by Sarah BLAU (translated from the Hebrew by Daniella Zamir); of LO Yi-Chin’s Farewell, translated from the Chinese by Jeremy TIANG; of Véronique TADJO’s In the Company of Men

  • A fascinating interview with IWP’s Senior Advisor, professor Peter Nazareth, retired from UI’s English Department in spring 2021, after nearly five decades of teaching.

  • Word reaches us that poet HU Xudong  胡续冬, who also taught comparative and world literatures at Peking University (Beida), specializing in Latin American literatures, passed away unexpectedly. RIP, Hu Xudong…

  • We note with sadness the passing of Hiroshi SAKAGAMI 坂上 弘, whose long novelistic career garnered him major literary and cultural honors. A former president of the Japan Writers’ Association, he was until his retirement also the director of Keio University Press.

  • The poetic documentary Songs Still Sung: Voices from the Tsunami Shores, written and co-produced by Takako ARAI and creatively subtitled into English by a class of UI students of Japanese, will be screened at the prestigious Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival, on-line 10/7-14/2021.

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