International Writing Program

The University of Iowa is the nation’s premier center for creative writing. Giving and attending talks and readings, and meeting with well-known and emerging visiting American writers give the international writers broad exposure to currents in American literature. We also strive to give each writer the opportunity to present his or her work in a public forum. Televised and radio interviews with individuals and groups of writers are broadcast in the Iowa City and university communities.

Since 1967, over a thousand writers from more than 120 countries have attended the IWP at the University of Iowa. The project is designed for established and emerging creative writers - poets, fiction writers, dramatists, and non-fiction writers.

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