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Introducing "Where Are They Now?" with Ali Alawi, BTL Arabic ’12, Bahrain

Since 2008, the International Writing Program has hosted Between the Lines (BTL), a program that brings young writers, ages 16-19, to the University of Iowa for creative writing study and cultural exchange. As young people from the U.S., Russia, and 17 Arabic-speaking countries prepare to apply for BTL 2013, we’ll be profiling BTL alumni in a new blog series, Where Are They Now?

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Between the Lines 2013 Now Accepting Applications!

Since 2008, the International Writing Program has hosted Between the Lines (BTL), a program that brings young writers, ages 16-19, to the University of Iowa for creative writing study and cultural exchange. Sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S.

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On the Fly Fridays: Writers on Writing

Since 2010, City of Literature (the organization dedicated to stewarding Iowa City’s designation as a UNESCO City of Literature, part of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network) has been producing a series of short video interviews with writers on the craft of writing called On the Fly.

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Start 2013 with a Free Poetry Course

What’s your New Year’s resolution? Why not start 2013 off with a free poetry writing course?

What is it? When can I start?

From February 18th to April 1st, IWP Distance Learning will offer a free 7-week Virtual Poetry Seminar. Poet Margaret Ross will lead the weekly live online sessions and offer students regular feedback on their writing.

Shambaugh House Quarterly Roundup—Winter 2012

2012 wouldn’t be complete without the October-December Shambaugh House Roundup, in which we share good news from our associates, friends, and alumni, as well as a few choice bits from within the walls of Shambaugh House, home of the International Writing Program. As always, if you have news to share, send it our way and we'll include it in an upcoming post.

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Distance Learning: A Sneak Peek

IWP Distance Learning Coordinator Rebecca Boyle recently sat down to answer questions about the program and share some exciting opportunities on the horizon.

1) What is distance learning at the IWP? 

A Tribute to Allie Dane

Note to reader: Allie Dane, a longtime friend of the IWP, passed away last month. In this guest post, IWP Program Advisor Peter Nazareth, a personal friend of the Dane family, offers his rembrances

Creative Collaboration, Cultural Exchange, and the World’s Largest Amana-Style Rocking Chair

It’s about time we shared some of the highlights of this year’s Life of Discovery exchange between IWP and the China Writers’ Association (CWA). Four writers: Mao Juzhen, Sun Wei, Liu Yewei, and Zhang Yuntao, traveled from China to Iowa City for ten days in late October to meet and collaborate with other writers, participate in cultural exchange, and soak up some of the literary atmosphere of Iowa City.

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