Bourdain died by suicide on June 8 of this year, leaving us — his restaurant kin, writers, travelers, chefs and eaters — to celebrate him, and to continue to celebrate other cultures, with our own meals, travels and words. It is in this celebratory vein that Gabe Branch, chef de cuisine at St. Burch Tavern, will collaborate with four writers from the University of Iowa International Writing Program for a Parts Unknown tribute dinner, part of the lineup for this year’s Witching Hour festival. […]
Argentina is living in a moment of social fracture. Society is pushed by the public discourse to take a side, and people have lost the ability to debate: it all turns into big fights about whether you believe one version of the truth or the opposite.
Residents of the University of Iowa’s International Writing Program are given once-a-week access to the community kitchen at Public Space One for the cooking of meals and sharing of cultural cuisines. […]
¿Qué sucede cuando, en efecto, nadie te persigue? ¿Cómo te explicas el contraste generado entre la vida real que te espera al volver y este idilio en el Norte de todo? / What happens when there’s in fact no one persecuting you? How do you explain the contrast between the real life that awaits you when you return and this idyll in the North with everything? […]
Reading for Ashraf Fayadh Shambaugh House — Thursday, January 14 at Noon As part of an initiative sponsored by the International Literature Festival Berlin, the University of Iowa’s International Writing Program (IWP) will be hosting a reading in support of Palestinian poet Ashraf Fayadh, who is currently in prison and under threat of death penalty […]
The International Writing program presents Opium War tonight at 7:30 on campus in room E105 of the Adler Journalism Building. The film is being shown as part of Cinematheque, a series of films curated by the visiting writers of the UI International Writing Program, and was selected by fall resident Mujib Mehrdad (a sampling of […]
On one side of the stage, a coach is trying to direct a dancer into making correct movements. On the other side of the stage, a comedienne stumbles through a mildly amusing stand-up routine about fires. After thoroughly establishing their separate spheres, the dancer walks over to the comic and asks, “How do you think […]