University of Iowa Translation Workshop celebrates 60 years of supporting the art and labor of translation

The Masters of Fine Arts in Literary Translation at the University of Iowa is one of only a handful of similar programs worldwide. A key facet, the 60-year-old UI Translation Workshop, predates the MFA program by a decade. Boasting the […]

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International Writing Program collaborates on reading in support of Burmese/Myanma poets

Since the Southeast Asian country of Myanmar (Burma) had its most recent military coup d’etat on February 1, 2021, preventing the leaders elected last November from being sworn in, over 700 citizens have been killed, nearly one-third of its schoolteachers […]

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An Anthony Bourdain tribute dinner brings together St. Burch Tavern’s chef and IWP writers

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. […]

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En Español: Argentina’s deep political divisions have created a ‘cold civil war’

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.

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En Español: Far from Venezuela, Iowa City is uncomfortably calm

¿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? […]

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International Writing Program participating in Worldwide Reading for Ashraf Fayadh

Ashraf Fayadh

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 […]

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