Shambaugh House Reading: Waterz Yidana and Marcel Okou

Sep 23, 2022

05:00 PM - 06:00 PM

Shambaugh House,

430 North Clinton Street, Iowa City, IA 52245

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Join us in person at the Shambaugh House (430 N. Clinton St, Iowa City) or online via Facebook or Zoom for a reading by two IWP 2022 Fall Residency writers, Waterz Yidana and Marcel Okou. For those who are present in person, light refreshments will be provided.

Waterz Yidana (playwright, essayist, publisher, activist; Ghana) is the author of two award-winning plays, Madman and the Drunkards and The Mango Seed. Nominated for the Ghanaian “40 under 40” award, he is a columnist at The Mirror and writes for GhanaWeb, ModernGhana and other media; he is also the founder of the publishing house Makola Books Limited. His participation is courtesy the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the US Department of State.

Marcel Okou (fiction; Benin) published in 2021 his first novel, For So Long Now. An English teacher by profession, he is an advocate for youth literacy and the English language in Benin. His participation was made possible by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State.

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