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 promising young Iowa poet who became a cultural entrepreneur. Premiering Saturday July 14th, 3pm at Macbride Auditorium for the Iowa City Book Festival. Q&A and discussion immediately following. A production of The University of Iowa sponsored by: State Historical Society, Inc. Humanities Iowa & The National Endowment for the Humanities The Iowa Arts Council directed by Benjamin Hill cinematography by John Richard http://www.facebook.com/CityofLiteratureDocumentary http://www.cityofliteraturefilm.org
City of Literature: A Film About the History of Creative Writing in Iowa City (2012)
On 3/23/18 the poet, journalist, and activist Harris KHALIQUE (IWP '15) received the prestigious Award for Pride of Performance for poetry from the President of Pakistan.