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Tonight: IWP Resident Nell Regan Reads Alongside Musician Guy Drollinger

October 25, 2011 - 7:00pm

Prairie Lights

15 S. Dubuque Street / Iowa City, IA

The International Writing Program to Bring Special Guest & Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka to Iowa City

The IWP is delighted to announce a special visitor to our program, and to our town. On Sunday, November 6th, Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka will take part in two public events.

1) At 3:00 pm in Shambaugh Auditorium (Main Library), Soyinka will be presented with the Rex Honey African Studies Program Lectureship Award at a ceremony in which he will lecture and sign books.

2) At 7:30 pm, he will give a reading at the Englert Theatre in downtown Iowa City.

Both events are free and open to the public.

Tonight! Shadow Tibet: A Conversation with Jamyang Norbu & Tenzing Rigdol

Tonight at 7 p.m. in EPB 107 (251 West Iowa Avenue) the International Writing Program and the University of Iowa Museum of Art will host Shadow Tibet: A Conversation with Jamyang Norbu & Tenzing Rigdol. This unique opportunity to hear from and engage with Tibetan writer Jamyang Norbu and Tibetan visual artist Tenzing Rigdol will include a reading by Norbu, commentary by Rigdol about his recent projects. Both artists will address questions specific to

Creative Writing, Virtually

The IWP is taking creative writing abroad, virtually. For the past few years we’ve been developing a distance learning program in order to better and more continually reach the international community. The program utilizes the latest hardware and software in information technology to host events and classes that are delivered free of charge to international locations ranging from Haiti and Scotland to New Zealand and Iraq. All are based in Iowa City, and local writers lead each class in conjunction with an international

The International Writing Program & The University of Iowa Department of Theatre Arts Presents Global Express


This Saturday, Oct. 15th, the University of Iowa's Department of Theatre Arts presents an evening of staged readings of works by current residents of the International Writing Program.

Between the Lines from a student's perspective

This film, produced by the American Embassy in Beirut and aired a few years ago, features Between the Lines 2008 student Ali Awarke and contains pictures of the BTL 2008 participants. (Arabic audio, no subtitles)

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Ivory Coast, unfolding....

A billboard in Abidjan (as borrowed from Carol's blog)
A billboard in Abidjan (as borrowed from Carol's blog)

Lives of others.....

Kecia Lynn
Kecia Lynn

At the Shambaugh House our colleague Kecia Lynn's main project is coordinating the Between the Lines summer program for young  Arabic-language writers.  Periodically, though, she leaves the house, changes hats, and becomes a suave talk show host for

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Great Minds Collide

Video has surfaced of the 2011 Jaipur Literary Festival, including the discussion, "Pamuk and the Art of the Novel," between IWP alumni Chandrahas Choudhury and Orhan Pamuk.  Check it out here!

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