International Writing Program: Shambaugh House Reading

Oct 6, 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_live23) for a reading by two IWP 2023 Fall Residency writers. For those who are present in person, light refreshments will be provided.

Azhar Noonari (fiction writer, translator; Pakistan) made his debut in 2016 with the novel [Black Bird in a White Cage] in 2016; in 2019, his story ["The Stranger"] won the Naseem Kharl Short Story Prize. His many translations between English and Sindhi, of both fiction and nonfiction, have been published in Sindh's leading literary publications; in 2023, a novel will be published that retells Homer's Iliad with elements from Indian and Arab history and mythology. He teaches at the Islamia College of Arts and Commerce. His participation was made possible by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State.

Guru Tshering Ladakhi (poet; India) is the author of the poetry volume Monk on a Hill (2017). His poems have been published in national and international journals, such as Chandrabhaga, Sangam, Lyric and La.Lit, to name a few; his work appears in Contemporary English Poetry by Indians, Best Asian Poetry and other anthologies. For the past two decades, he has convened a group of creative writers in his hometown of Gangtok, Sikkim. His participation is supported by a grant from the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State.

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