International Writing Program: Shambaugh House Reading

Sep 29, 2023

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 (bit.ly/shse_live23h) for a reading by two IWP 2023 Fall Residency writers. For those who are present in person, light refreshments will be provided.

Ali AlShaali (poet, editor, publisher; United Arab Emirates), an engineer by training, is the author of five poetry collections, a collection of essays, and the novel [The Live Living], which won the Al-Owais Creative Award and a nomination for the Sheikh Zayed Book Award. With long experience in literary management, he currently heads up the Al Hudhud Publishing Group. His participation was made possible by the U.S. Consulate General in Dubai.

Mansoura Ez-Eldin (fiction; nonfiction, editor; Egypt), nominated by Beirut39 among the 39 Best Arab-language Writers Under 40, is an award-winning and widely translated author of 10 books. [Walks in Shanghai: on the Meaning of Distance Between Egypt and China] won the 2021 Ibn Battuta Prize for travel literature; in 2014, the Sharjah International Book Fair nominated her [Emerald Mountain] as Best Arabic Novel. Her writing has appeared, among other places, in The New York Times, A Public Space, Neue Zürcher Zeitung and Granta. She is the managing editor of the cultural weekly Akhbar Al-Adab and, since 2003, its book review editor. A grant from the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State funds her participation.

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