2019 Residency Events at a Glance

Please click each heading for our 2019 Fall Residency events schedule.

Fridays, 12-1 pm, Iowa City Public Library, Meeting Room A (123 S. Linn St., Iowa City)

Join the community conversation over free pizza! Fall Residents will discuss topics from "Writing on the Road" to "Language on the Fault Lines."

Fridays, 5-6 pm, Shambaugh House (430 N. Clinton St., Iowa City)

Iowa City’s best multi-lingual reading series with bagels. Voices from around the world fill historic Shambaugh House, IWP HQ.

Sundays, 4-5 pm, Prairie Lights Bookstore (15 S. Dubuque St., Iowa City)

The IWP and UI MFA writing programs take over the 2nd floor of Prairie Lights – grab a glass of wine or a fancy soda and settle in for an hour of highlights from three of the writers’ best works.

Sundays 7-9PM, FilmScene (Ped Mall location), 18 E. College St., Iowa City

A new free film every Sunday! Tour the far reaches of global cinema through films created or chosen by the IWP Fall Residents.

Free and open to the public, just like the rest of IWP’s events. Stay for a Q&A after the screening.

Happening Now

  • Over on  Asymptote, in English and Cantonese, the long poem " The Man Who Lost HIs Shadow,"  by Hong Kong poet and editor Stuart LAU (IWP '17).

  • On fish-paste English and cheddar-English: a long interview at LARB (Los Angeles Review of Books) about language, politics, and language politics with Burmese poet and worker KO KO THETT (IWP '16).

  • Behind the 2018+ 2019 Nobel Prizes for Literature given to novelists Peter Handke  and Olga Tokarczuk are translators--one key among them Jennifer CROFT, novelist as well as translator from the Polish, Ukrainian, and  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).

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