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Get Ready for a Week of Exciting IWP Events!

The writers are here, the jetlag has worn off and the Fall Residency is in full swing! After a busy inaugural week, which included readings, a film screening, swimming and boating at nearby Lake Macbride, and a tractor tour of Wilson’s Apple Orchard, where the writers sampled homemade apple cider donuts and apple turnovers (look for a blog post on this excursion later in the week), we are ready to kick off a second week of exciting IWP events.

To begin with, we hope you will join us on tonight (Tuesday) for the second installment of IWP Cinemathèque.  IWP Resident Pandora (Poet: Burma) will be presenting The Tiger and the Snow (Italian: La tigre e la neve; 2007, Italy, dir. Roberto Benigni, 113 min.) at 7:30pm in room 105E of the Adler Journalism Building. A lively discussion will follow!

On Friday, stop by for the first Iowa City Public Library panel of the fall, on the subject of “Spectral Gender.” Alina Dadaeva (Uzbekistan), Gulala Nouri (Iraq), Pandora (Burma), Stephanie Ye (Singapore), and Mohib Zegham (Afghanistan) will discuss the tensions that arise over the changing roles that men and women play in society and the responsibility of writers when it comes to tradition versus change in an increasingly globalized world. UI Professor Emerita Linda Kerber will introduce the panel, noon-1pm in Meeting Room A, Iowa City Public Library, 123 South Linn Street. Pizza and drinks will be served.

After Friday’s panel, come by the Shambaugh House for a reading by Jeffrey Paparoa Holman (New Zealand) and Dimitris Lyacos (Greece/Italy), 5-6pm.

Then, on Sunday, Khaled Alberry (Egypt) and Jana Beňová (Slovakia) will give a reading at Prairie Lights, 4-5pm. They will be joined by Iowa Writers’ Workshop student Nikki-Lee Birdsey.

Check back next Monday for more upcoming events and please remember to visit us on Facebook and Twitter.

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