Events offer unique opportunities for University of Iowa students, the Iowa City literary community, and students and literary communities abroad to share the experience of literary performances and discussions. Exchanges instigate the development of collaborative projects between far-flung communities of writers, creating new connections that continue to thrive long after exchange projects have concluded.
The IWP's most recent exchange brought together indigenous writers and photographers in Australia and the United States to collaborate on creative work under the theme "Narrative Witness." The writing and photography produced in the exchange are showcased on the Collections from the IWP website at iwpcollections.org.
June 2014: Narrative Witness: Caracas-Sarajevo
The IWP's first exchange under the theme "Narrative Witness" created a collaboration between writers and photographers in Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina and Caracas, Venezuela. The writing and photography produced in the exchange are showcased on the Collections from the IWP website at iwpcollections.org.