Life of Discovery 2009


In 2009, the International Writing Program (IWP), in cooperation with the Chinese Writers' Association, began a pilot exchange project, the Life of Discovery (LOD), between writers and artists from the United States and from the minority ethnic communities in the western regions of the People's Republic of China.

Five American and five Chinese writers and artists, all aged 25-40, were invited to join two senior artists, one from each country, in a series of collaborative, bilingual projects, conducted first in Western China May 12-26 and continued and elaborated upon in the US October 11-24.

Go to for details about the 2009 project, and the 2010 Life of Discovery project.


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