Residency Events at a Glance

Our Fall 2021 writers-in-residence will be in Iowa City October 1-November 30, 2021. 

We invite you to join:

  • Our Friday Fall Residency Reading Series online:

5PM CT (GMT-6) on Fridays Oct. 8, 15 & 22, Nov. 5 & 12, possibly also Nov. 19 (TBD) at: https://bit.ly/fallresui

  • Our Friday Panel Series online or in person:

Noon CT on Fridays Oct. 15, 22, Nov. 5 & 19 livestreamed at bit.ly/fallresicpl or in person at the Iowa City Public Library (123 S. Linn St., Iowa City), Meeting Room A, further details below

  • Events listed under "Special Events" at the bottom of the list below

To be in the loop, please sign up for our email list here, and follow us on IWP's Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter @UIIWP for more about our incoming residents plus event details when they become available!

Check out our events listing with more details on Facebook @UIIWP >

 

For our usual Fall Residency events schedule, *not all active in 2021*, please click each heading below.

*Please note*:

Some of our usual Fall Residency events listed with "+" below will not occur in 2021.
Only those below listed with specific dates are happening & open to the public in 2021.

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.

    Please check back for future events

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.

    Please check back for future events

Happening Now

  • To mark PEN International’s centennial, Words Without Borders has published a sampler of works by writers committed to freedom of expression. Algerian novelist and scholar Med MAGANI is among them.

  • A fall harvest of book reviews coming in: of The Others by Sarah BLAU (translated from the Hebrew by Daniella Zamir); of LO Yi-Chin’s Farewell, translated from the Chinese by Jeremy TIANG; of Véronique TADJO’s In the Company of Men

  • A fascinating interview with IWP’s Senior Advisor, professor Peter Nazareth, retired from UI’s English Department in spring 2021, after nearly five decades of teaching.

  • Word reaches us that poet HU Xudong  胡续冬, who also taught comparative and world literatures at Peking University (Beida), specializing in Latin American literatures, passed away unexpectedly. RIP, Hu Xudong…

  • We note with sadness the passing of Hiroshi SAKAGAMI 坂上 弘, whose long novelistic career garnered him major literary and cultural honors. A former president of the Japan Writers’ Association, he was until his retirement also the director of Keio University Press.

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