Genre: Documentary

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"Justice: One or Many?"

Paros, May 7-13, 2007


The 2007 New Symposium took place May 7 – 13, 2007 on the island of...


"The Commons: What We Hold in Common"

Paros, May 17-23, 2006


The International Writing Program (IWP) at the University...


In 2009, the International Writing Program (IWP), in cooperation with the Chinese Writers' Association, began a pilot exchange project, the Life of...


After a first trial run in the spring of 2012, when the IWP was invited to collaborate with the dynamic Battery Dance Company (link is external) of NYC...

Documentary, Performance/

Christopher Merrill, Director of the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa, explains the valuable cultural exchanges that take place each...

Documentary, Interview, Other

How did Iowa City become a hub for creative writing in America? This hour-long documentary is a story of literary ambition, academic innovation and a...


(2008, 18:00, digital video and found footage) An energetic documentary that offers an insiders look at the writing workshops at the University of Iowa...

Community of the Imagination (1973)

This hour-long documentary was commissioned by the United States Information Agency, one of the early funders of the IWP. Its producer and director Gerald...



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  • 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.

  • “I went to [Ayodhya] to think about what it means to be an Indian and a Hindu... ”  A new essay by critic and novelist Chandrahas Choudhury.

  • In the January 2024 iteration of the French/English non-fiction site Frictions, T J Benson writes about “Riding Afrobeats Across the World.” Also new, a next installment in the bilingual series featuring work by students from Paris VIII’s Creative Writing program and the University of Iowa’s NFW program.

  • in NYTimes, Sanam Maher examines a new book about women defending themselves when the justice system in their country won’t.

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