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Book Wings performances will be streamed live at:

Host a Live Viewing at Your Institution:

The IWP is currently forming partnerships with arts institutions, literary organizations, high schools, colleges, and universities to arrange live viewings of Book Wings 2015. Book Wings provides a unique opportunity for students, instructors, and members of the public to think about and discuss issues of performance, translation, literature, theatre, and new media. In past years Book Wings viewing parties have been hosted by California State University-Long Beach, Northwestern University, Pacific Lutheran University, the University of Hawaii, Whitireia Polytech (New Zealand), the Women's Cultural Society (Kuwait), and many other institutions. Consider hosting a viewing party at your institution in March 2015.

The IWP will make its event posters and bilingual programs (including full texts of the commissioned plays in the original language alongside complete translations) available as PDFs to interested partners and can provide technical assistance for arranging a viewing at your school or institution. Additionally, audience members will have an opportunity to tweet their questions for the directors, actors, and organizers of Book Wings immediately following the performances.

If you would like a personalized event poster to promote your Book Wings Viewing Party, please send the text details (time and location) you would like to appear on the poster to IWP will send you a ready-to-use, electronic Book Wings Viewing Party poster in February 2015.

View the Live Performance:

Members of the public will be able to easily view the Book Wings performances by following these instructions:

1) Make sure you are using the latest version of your internet browser and that you have Adobe Flash installed on your computer. If you do not have Flash, you can download it for free here:  

On performance day:
2) Visit the streaming page at the Virtual Writing University at the University of Iowa at the time the performance is scheduled to begin: (this page will not be active until performance day)
3) Press play on the embedded Media Player
4) Following the performance, viewers can Tweet their questions using the hashtag #bookw

For More Information:

For more information regarding Book Wings, please contact: Samantha Nissen, Program Coordinator, International Writing Program: 319-335-2817 or

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