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International Writing Program (IWP) Shambaugh House Reading Series

Oct 25, 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.

Samuel MENGHESTEAB (fiction, nonfiction, drama, poetry; Eritrea) is the author of the Tigrigna story anthology Seb ziseanet seb, and a regular contributor to Tigrigna-language magazines. He teaches adult and youth theater and literary programs, and writers pop sing lyrics . His participation is courtesy of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and the U.S. Department of State.

Martha MUKAIWA (nonfiction, fiction, journalism; Namibia) is an arts and travel journalist, and activist for black Namibians, women, and the LGBTQIA+ community. She has written for The  Namibian, Quartz, Matador Network, and The Africa Report, among other publications. She has also served as film juror for the Namibian Theatre and Film Awards, on panels providing grants to Namibia’s upcoming voices in the arts, and on UNESCO’s #JournalistsToo campaign. She participates courtesy of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the US Department of State.

Shadreck CHIKOTI (fiction; Malawi) co-directs Pan African Publishers, and is the founder of The Story Club Malawi. He is also the founder of the Kenyenyeva ministries, which serves vulnerable children, and of the Feminart Arts and Book Festival. Writing in English and Chichewa, he participated in the 2011 Caine Prize Writers’ Workshop. He is the author of nine books of speculative fiction; the novel Azotus the Kingdom won the 2013 Peer Gynt Literary Award. He participates courtesy of the U.S. Embassy in Lilongwe.

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