International Writing Program: Shambaugh House Reading
Nov 3, 2023
05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
430 North Clinton Street, Iowa City, IA 52245
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.
Martha Cecilia Ruiz (nonfiction; fiction; editor; arts promotor; Nicaragua) has for the past three decades worked as a reporter, scriptwriter, and a host of radio and TV programs. The organization she founded, Proyecto365MCR, promotes Nicaraguan women’s creative writing. The author of Familia de cuchillos [Family of knives] (2016), she has also contributed fiction and nonfiction to a dozen national and regional anthologies. Her participation was made possible by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State.
Marina Porcelli (fiction writer, essayist; Argentina) is the author of the novella Cuaderno de invierno [A Winter Notebook] (2021), a collection of essays on gender, Nausica. Viaje al otro lado de la otredad [Nausicaa. Journey to the Other Side of Otherness] (2021), the story collections La cacería [The Hunt] (2016) and De la noche rota [Of the Broken Night] (2009/2021), and others. Her work has garnered her the 2014 Edmundo Valadés Ibero-American Award and the 2021 Eduardo Mallea National Essay Award; she has attended residences in Mexico, Canada, and China. A frequent contributor to Latin American newspapers, she writes the column “Nocaut Lírico” ["The Lyrical Knockout"] about gender and boxing for Playboy Mexico. Her participation was made possible by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State.
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