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IWP Panel Series: Writing in the Field of Optics

Join the International Writing Program for this weekly panel discussion series in the English-Philosophy Building's Gerber Lounge (Room 304). Free pizza and refreshments served.

How does current fiction and poetry translate, or simply talk, to the screen, whether large or small? Is there such a thing as ‘visual language,’ for instance, in films with little or no dialogue? Does the ubiquity of image- and sound-based media put formal pressure on your writing? 

This panel will feature International Writing Program Fall Residents Dilman Dila and Vladimir Martinovski

Dilman Dila (fiction writer, filmmaker; Uganda) is the author of three volumes, The Flying Man of Stone, A Killing in the Sun and Cranes Crest at Sunset, shortlisted for the 2016 Gerald Kraak Award and the 2013 Commonwealth Short Story Prize. His The Felistas Fable was the Film of the Year at the 2014 Uganda Film Festival; What Happened in Room 13 has had six million views on YouTube; he regularly produces science fiction films for his YouTube channel. He participates courtesy of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State.

Vladimir Martinovski Владимир Мартиновски (fiction writer, poet, critic, translator; Macedonia) teaches Comparative Poetics at Cyril and Methodius University, Skopje and is the secretary of the Macedonian PEN Center. The author of ten poetry collections and of many volumes of literary criticism and theory, he has been awarded for poetry (at the International Struga Poetry Evenings, in 2010) and for literary criticism in 2014. He participates courtesy of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact the International Writing Program in advance at 319-335-0128.

Friday, September 8 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm

English-Philosophy Building, Gerber Lounge
251 West Iowa Avenue, Iowa City, Iowa

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