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Young Iraqi Poets Writing in Arabic, Kurdish, and English Featured in New Book

Lanterns of Hope, a book featuring work from 22 emerging Iraqi writers, is now available in print and online. Cover image of Lanterns of Hope

Iowa City: donde algunos escritores viven de serlo

In this piece about Iowa City for the Spanish-language edition of CondéNast Traveler, Alba Lara Granero (MFA in Spanish Creative Writing at UI) describes nicely the ins and out of a writer’s life in a UNESCO City of Literature, covering the iconic local institutions: the International Writing Program, the Writers’ Workshop and the legacy of Paul Engle, as well as several of Kurt Vonnegut’s do’s and don’ts (including the legendary Fox Head Tavern). Take a look!

Samuel Kolawole On Going Home

The "On Going Home" series offers a glimpse of what returning home means for authors who have spent three months in the U.S. as part of the International Writing Program's Fall Residency. This installment comes to us from Samuel Kolawole:
Samuel Kolawole (photo Thomas Langdon)

A Home in Iowa

By Laura Wang, a current student at the University of Iowa, originally published on laurayingwang.wordpress.com

The little girl and la mar

Written by Karen Villeda, 2015 Fall Residency Outreach Fellow, in November, 2015

Rochelle Potkar On Going Home

The "On Going Home" series offers a glimpse of what returning home means for authors who have spent three months in the U.S. as part of the International Writing Program's Fall Residency. This installment comes to us from Rochelle Potkar:
Rochelle Potkar with her daughter, Keya.

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