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Hawkeye Lunch & Learn: Only Connect

You are invited to the upcoming Hawkeye Lunch & Learn lecture titled Only Connect, presented by Christopher Merrill, Director of the International Writing Program. This lecture is free and open to the public, however, an RSVP is encouraged.

RSVP by clicking on the "I'm Interested" button on the event page, and following the login instructions. Friends and Alumni will be prompted to create an account the first time they register for a University of Iowa event. Please contact if you encounter any technical issues. Attendees are invited to bring their lunch, and drinks and desserts will be provided.

The International Writing Program, also known as the United Nations of Writers, has made Iowa City the premier destination for writers from around the world. Christopher Merrill will tell some stories from its more than fifty years of continuous service to literature.

This lecture is sponsored by the University of Iowa Provost's Office of Outreach & Engagement. To view upcoming lectures in the Hawkeye Lunch & Learn lecture series visit

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact the Office of Outreach & Engagement in advance at 319-335-0684.

Tuesday, April 17 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm

John and Mary Pappajohn Education Center, Room 201
1200 Grand Ave., Des Moines, IA

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Office of the Provost

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After Class, Arts Iowa, Writing, Outreach Iowa, Humanities




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The Office of Outreach and Engagement

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Cynthia Fobian Willham

Cynthia Fobian Willham left a positive review 4/16/2018

This was a wonderful presentation, with information the entire University of Iowa community should appreciate. What a wonderful opportunity to have access to the wonderful writers that are part of the IWP and that visit the University each year. Another reason to be a proud Iowa grad. Thank you!

Jill Downing

Jill Downing left a positive review 4/16/2018

Christopher Merrill is such a gift to the University of Iowa and the state, as well as tremendous ambassador for our country when we need diplomacy and open arms extended to our friends around the world now more than ever! Another reason why I am so incredibly humbled and proud to be a Hawkeye alum. Thank you so much for organizing this event. It was my first time attending, after relocating from Portland, OR.