Past Courses

Fall 2012 Distance Learning Courses

Introduction to Creative Writing (Gaza)


Creative Writing Series (Baghdad, Iraq)
Maori & Tauiwi Literature Lecture (Wellington, New Zealand)
Reading/Q&A with Hisham Matar

January-May 2012 Distance Learning Courses

International Issues in Creative Nonfiction: Immigration
Writing the Globe: Young Writers Workshop
Seven-Week Fiction Workshop

August-December 2011 Distance Learning Courses

Young Adult Fiction Workshop
Graphic Novel Seminar

January-May 2011 Distance Learning Courses

International Poetry Reading and Writing Workshop
Native American and Maori Reading Group
American University of Beirut Writing Workshops

January-May 2010 Distance Learning Course

Saudi Women's Reading Group

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Happening Now

  • Behind the 2019 Nobel Prize for Literature, shared by novelists Olga Tokarczuk and Peter Handke, are translators--one key among them Jennifer CROFT, translator from the Polish, the Ukrainian, and the Spanish. Congratulations!

  • "Resisting English": at NYRB, Adam Kirsch reviews three decades of the translated work of the Japanese novelist and essayist Minae MIZUMURA (IWP '03).

  • Just out in Beirut, the intriguingly titled ['Laughter as Destructive History'] by the Iraqi poet, translator, and editor Soheil NAJM (IWP '07).

  • Death is Hard Work, the fifth title of the Syrian novelist Khaled KHALIFA (IWP '07), published by FSG in Leri Price's translation, is on the long list of the 2019 National Book Awards, in the Translated Literature category.

  • In the travel journal Off Assignment,  journalist and novelist Milagros SOCORRO (Venezuela, IWP '12) recalls a snowy day in Iowa City, and one woman's special gesture.

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