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"After America": On Going Home - Genevieve L. Asenjo, IWP 2012, Philippines

Over the next few weeks, we’ll be publishing a short series of essays commissioned from writers who participated in the 2012 fall residency. We began the series, “On Going Home,” last year as a way to keep in touch and get a glimpse of what the process of returning home was like for authors who'd spent nearly three months in the U.S. writing, researching, travelling, and interacting with Americans. We asked the authors to include a photograph that represented "home" in some fundamental way. This year’s first installment comes from Genevieve L.
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“Chance of a Lifetime”: Where Are They Now? with Johnny Yaacoub

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. We’ve been checking in with BTL alumni for our blog series, Where Are They Now?

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From BTL to Harvard: Where Are They Now? With Amr Bennis

The Between the Lines (BTL) program 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 are profiling past BTL alumni in a blog series, Where Are They Now? 

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Shambaugh House Quarterly Roundup—Spring 2013

Well, it’s officially Spring, and that means time for another Shambaugh House Quarterly Roundup, in which we share good news from our associates, friends, and alumni of the International Writing Program. Have news to share? Send it our way and we'll include it in an upcoming post.

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Book Wings: Bridging the Distance from Iowa City to Moscow

On Thursday, March 14th, audiences in the University of Iowa Theatre Building in Iowa City, IA and at the Moscow Art Theatre in Moscow, Russia were joined by viewing parties at institutions around the world, including Bennington College in Bennington, VT, California State University in Long Beach, CA, The Women's Cultural Society in Kuwait City, Kuwait and at the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S.

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Writers & Musicians Flock to Iowa City for 2013 Mission Creek Festival

From April 2nd to April 7th, writers, musicians, entertainers, and foodies from around the United States will descend on Iowa City for the 8th annual Mission Creek Festival.  The Festival, whose literary line-up alone includes more than 18 events, will feature a poetry rock show,  a spoken word performance, a lit crawl, two writers-in-residence, and a small press and literary magazine book fair that includes top shelf publications such as

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Book Wings Round 2: IWP & Moscow Art Theatre link up for 2nd installment

"We blunder into wars we can’t get out of...is it so inconceivable that the government might not be telling us everything?"--excerpt of Victoria Stewart's new play, PLANET X, to premiere at Book Wings Russia 2013.
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Book Wings Collaborative Theatre: Iowa and China stages unite for joint performance

“Tell them you claimed his body off the mosque floor. Tell them you hear voices hissing in your cell phone accusing you of defiling young women by teaching them the Internet." –Excerpt from American playwright Dan O’Brien’s new 10-minute play, KANDAHAR TO CANADA, commissioned by Book Wings China.
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Where Are They Now? With Irene Ghattas

The Between the Lines (BTL) program 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 are profiling past BTL alumni in a blog series, Where Are They Now? 

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Where Are They Now? Ghenim Houda, BTL Arabic 2010

The Between the Lines (BTL) program 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 are profiling past BTL alumni in a blog series, Where Are They Now? 

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