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Oct 16, 2019

Oct 16, 2019

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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Join the UIPDA as we hear Dr. Susan Johnson discuss Core Organizational Practices for a Successful Research Career. After the seminar, participants have the information needed to start using the practices immediately. Topics: Core tool:  Create an effective to-do list system Core strategy: Engage regularly with you most important work Core habit: Make written weekly & daily tactical plans

Oct 17, 2019

Oct 17, 2019

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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UI Department of Philosophy: Small group discussion on "The Insanity Defense for Corporations" led by Prof. Mihailis Diamantis, Associate Professor of Law University of Iowa. Abstract: Corporations can behave in cruel and irrational ways.  Commentators observing this sometimes say those corporations must have a mental illness. I'll argue that severe mental illness can defeat a corporation's moral responsibility. When it does, corporations charged with criminal conduct should be able to claim...

Oct 20, 2019

Oct 20, 2019

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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The IWP and UI MFA writing programs take over the 2nd floor of Prairie Lights – grab a glass of wine or a fancy soda and settle in for an hour of highlights from three of the writers' best works! Carlos GAMERRO (fiction, translation, nonfiction; Argentina) has authored six novels, most recently Cardenio (2016), a collection of short stories, and a body of literary criticism, as well as translations of seminal English-language literary works including Shakespeare, W. H. Auden, and Harold Blo...

Oct 22, 2019

Oct 22, 2019

6:00 PM

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A new free film every Sunday! Tour the far reaches of global cinema through films created or chosen by the International Writing Program (IWP) Fall Residents. Free and open to the public, just like the rest of IWP's events. Stay for a Q&A after the screening.  * Special Cinematheque time & location * TUESDAY 10/22, 6PM FilmScene * Chauncey * IWP and Bijou Present: Breve historia del planeta verde [Brief Story from the Green Planet] (Argentina)   Presented by IWP writer-in-residence:  Sa...

Oct 25, 2019

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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Writers often create characters different from themselves. When such a character “belongs” to a distinct, recognizable group—perhaps a minority—challenges may arise. What is the writer’s responsibility toward representing the “other” accurately? What effort in understanding, empathy, research may be needed? Manuel BECERRA (poetry; Mexico) is the author of five books of poetry, including Instrucciones para matar un caballo [Instructions for Killing a Horse] (2013). A winner of six national p...

Oct 25, 2019

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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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 par...

Oct 27, 2019

Oct 27, 2019

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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Sundays this fall: The IWP and UI MFA writing programs take over the 2nd floor of Prairie Lights – grab a glass of wine or a fancy soda and settle in for an hour of highlights from three of the writers' best works! BUDDHISAGAR (fiction, poetry, drama; Nepal) authored the bestselling novel [Karnali Blues], which won the 2010 Rastriya Pratibha Puraskar award; an English translation is forthcoming. He has three other novels and one poetry collection; his radio scripts appear on Nepali broadc...

Oct 27, 2019

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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A new free film every Sunday! Tour the far reaches of global cinema through films created or chosen by the IWP Fall Residents. Free and open to the public, just like the rest of IWP's events. Stay for a Q&A after the screening.  Apprentice (dir. Boo Junfeng; Singapore; 2016; 96 min) Presented by Clara CHOW (fiction, nonfiction, drama; Singapore) who is a short story writer, editor, columnist, co-founder of the arts and literature magazine WeAreAWebsite.com, and author of two short story co...

Nov 1, 2019

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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How does travel-induced anxiety, inspiration, or memories made on-the-go influence the writing process? What persona emerges as daily routines disappear? Are there forms and genres more suited to a writer on the move?    Clara CHOW (fiction, nonfiction, drama; Singapore) is a short story writer, editor, columnist, co-founder of the arts and literature magazine WeAreAWebsite.com, and author of two short story collections. Named among Singapore’s Top 12 Writers to Watch, she won the 2018 Jan...

Nov 1, 2019

8:00 PM

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Graduate student choreographers at the University of Iowa Department of Dance take the work of IWP writers beyond words. 

Nov 3, 2019

Nov 3, 2019

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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The IWP and UI MFA writing programs take over the 2nd floor of Prairie Lights – grab a glass of wine or a fancy soda and settle in for an hour of highlights from three of the writers' best works! Playwright YU Nick Rongjun (drama; People’s Republic of China), artistic director of the Shanghai Dramatic Arts Center, the Shanghai International Comedy Festival, and co-director of the Shanghai Performing Arts Group, has had over 60 plays produced in China and abroad. He also works in film, TV, a...

Nov 3, 2019

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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A new free film every Sunday! Tour the far reaches of global cinema through films created or chosen by the IWP Fall Residents. Free and open to the public, just like the rest of IWP's events. Stay for a Q&A after the screening.  Short films directed by women directors from Namibia and Greece, presented by Martha Mukaiwa and Amanda Michalopoulou. Martha MUKAIWA (nonfiction, fiction, journalism; Namibia) is an arts and travel journalist, and activist for black Namibians, women, and the LGBTQ...

Nov 10, 2019

Nov 10, 2019

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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The IWP and UI MFA writing programs take over the 2nd floor of Prairie Lights – grab a glass of wine or a fancy soda and settle in for an hour of highlights from three of the writers' best works! Soukaina HABIBALLAH (poetry, fiction, screenwriting; Morocco) has four poetry collections and one novel [The Barracks] (2016), with a second novel forthcoming in 2019. Habiballah has received many awards including, in 2015, the Buland Al Haidari Prize for Arabic poetry, and the 2019 Nadine Shames P...

Nov 10, 2019

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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A new free film every Sunday! Tour the far reaches of global cinema through films created or chosen by the IWP Fall Residents. Free and open to the public, just like the rest of IWP's events. Stay for a Q&A after the screening.  Songs Still Sung: Voices from the Tsunami Shores (dir. Suzuki Yoi, Japan, 2019) Produced and presented by ARAI Takako (poetry; Japan) who has published three poetry collections, including Tamashii dansu [Soul Dance] which won the 2008 Oguma Hideo Prize. Since 1998,...

Nov 15, 2019

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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The closing chapter of our weekly community conversation panel series is an opportunity to hear the Residents' belief, but often poignant, observations, in an 'open mic' format, on their experiences in the United States.