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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 Palestinian poet Ashraf Fayadh, who is currently in prison and under threat of death penalty […]

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Iowa City to celebrate Don Quixote for two months

El Caballero don Quijote, in Spanish with English Subtitles Adler Journalism and Mass Communications Building room E105 — Friday, Sep. 18 at 3:30 p.m. For Iowa City — a UNESCO City of Literature, home of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, can’t throw a rock without hitting a writer, etc. — this month’s 400th anniversary of Don […]

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Sara Paretsky named 4th annual Paul Engle Prize winner

Sara Paretsky, feminist author of the acclaimed bestselling V.I. Warshawski mystery series, has been named the the Iowa City UNESCO City of Literature’s fourth Paul Engle Prize winner. Following the announcement, Paretsky, who was born in Ames, Iowa, said, “We all have one or two fundamental questions about life—about our own lives—that we keep returning […]

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