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Sep 26, 2019

Sep 26, 2019

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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Indian novelist, journalist, and literary omnivore Chandrahas Choudhury writes about global publishing, Indian mythologies, Chinese cooking in Persian neighborhoods, and more. He'll read from his new novel, Clouds.

Oct 4, 2019

Oct 4, 2019

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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By definition, being a writer depends on having speech be free. Yet freedom of speech is understood and valued very differently across historical moments, cultures, and contexts: the concept of "hate speech" stands in sharp contradiction to that of "freedom of expression." What is a writer's responsibility in the domain between the two poles?  

Nov 1, 2019

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? 

Nov 15, 2019

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. 

Sep 20, 2019

Sep 20, 2019

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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Please join us at a special location for this event in our panel series: Riverside Theatre How does a playwright's creation process differ from that of other writers, or other writing? When is the work finished? How do the collaborations of performance impinge on the play, viewed as literature? 

Sep 27, 2019

Sep 27, 2019

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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A person's body affects the way they navigate the world, and their experiences in it. How much power does a body (pertaining for instance to race, gender, sexuality, physical ability) have over (or in) an artist's work? And, with what means can a writer navigate issues the body can present? 

Oct 11, 2019

Oct 11, 2019

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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In our ever-more-hybrid world, translation and polylinguality are now ubiquitous. Languages live side by side and commingle; new words, accents, grammars, forms of data, are surging everywhere. A writer may switch between languages within a piece of work, or may, like Ngugi wa’ Thiongo, deliberately refuse to avail herself of a major language for the benefit of a minor one. We’ll hear from those who live and create on a linguistic fault line.

Oct 25, 2019

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?

Sep 15, 2019

Sep 15, 2019

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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Mac Shiori Gill is a graduate student at the University of Iowa pursuing an MFA in Literary Translation, an MA in Library & Information Science, and a graduate certificate in Public Digital Humanities. Her primary research focuses on The Tale of Genji and the role location and travel played within the text. She has also translated works by IWP Fall Residents from Japan. IWP 2019 Fall Residents: Roy Chicky Arad (poetry, fiction, nonfiction, performance; Israel) is an activist, musician/perf...

Sep 29, 2019

Sep 29, 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!

Oct 6, 2019

Oct 6, 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!

Oct 20, 2019

Oct 20, 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!

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!

Nov 3, 2019

Nov 3, 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!

Nov 10, 2019

Nov 10, 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!

Sep 20, 2019

Sep 20, 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.

Sep 27, 2019

Sep 27, 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.

Oct 4, 2019

Oct 4, 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.

Oct 25, 2019

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.

Nov 8, 2019

Nov 8, 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.