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Ogochukwu Promise Interviewed at the Dept. of State's IIP Site

Here's a wonderful article at the Department of State's IIP site, featuring 2011 fall resident Ogochukwu Promise. A writer of fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and children's books, Promise has been deeply invested in literary and humanitarian endeavors in her home country, Nigeria.

IWP Writers Claim two Spots Among 2012 DSC South Asia Prize Shortlisters!

We're thrilled to announce that two IWP writers have made it onto this year's DSC Prize Shortlist! Congratulations to current resident Usha K.R. and alumna Kavery Nambisan (2007) for the well-deserved recognition!


Tonight: A Special Cinemathèque Screening of Historias Extraoridnarias

Tonight, Saturday, Oct. 29th at 7 p.m., the IWP will hold a special Cinemathèque screening of the contemporary Argentine film Historias Extraoridnarias (dir. Mariano Llinás, 2008) in Adler E105. Though this screening is part of a course, it is free and open to the public. And because the film is 245 minutes long, we'll hold a brief intermission so that you can stretch your legs and grab a drink of water!


Lyonel Trouillot (IWP '94, Haiti) Names a Finalist for the Prix Goncourt

A huge congratulations to IWP alumnus Lyonel Trouillot ('94, Haiti), who is a finalist for the Prix Goncourt!

You can read recent work of his in "How to Write an Earthquake," published by 91st Meridian Books, an Imprint of Autumn Hill Books. It's a free and downloadable here:

IWP to Host Arabic Forum Featuring Iman Humaydan & Naseer Hassan

Arabic Forum

Thurs., Nov. 3, 5:00 pm

Shambaugh House

The International Writing Program will host what promises to be a deeply engaging discussion with two very different writers from the Arab world. Lebanese novelist Iman Humaydan and Iraqi poet Naseer Hassan will be led in a discussion of contemporary Arabic literature and culture by Dénes Gazsi, Assistant Professor of Arabic language and culture at the University of Iowa.

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

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.


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