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International Writing Program (IWP) Shambaugh House Reading Series

Sep 27, 2019

05:00 PM - 06:00 PM

Shambaugh House,

430 North Clinton Street, Iowa City, IA 52245

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Iowa City’s best multilingual reading series with bagels! Voices from around the world fill historic Shambaugh House, International Writing Program (IWP) HQ. Please join us for readings by two IWP Fall Residents.

Tautvyda MARCINKEVICIUTE (poetry, translation; Lithuania) has published 15 books of poetry, and three books of children’s poetry. Among her many national awards is the Poezijos Pavasaris National Poet Laureateship. A prolific translator from the English, she has had her own work translated into more than ten languages; the bilingual Lithuanian-English volume Terribly in Love appeared in 2018. She participates courtesy of the Paul and Hualing Engle Foundation. 

Madara GRUNTMANE (poetry; Latvia) has a background in cultural management.  A recipient of 2015 Latvian Literature Readers’ Choice Award for her book Narkozes  (Narcoses; 2015) and the 2019 Public Broadcasting Award for her second poetry volume Dzerajmeitina  [Drunk Daddy’s Girl], she often presents at international literary festivals; she also works with creative collectives to produce cultural arts events throughout Latvia. Her participation has been made possible by a grant from the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State.

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