The International Writing Program 2017 Events Calendar
All dates and times subject to change. Check iwp.uiowa.edu for updates.
•Shambaugh House Reading Series (Fridays) •
All readings take place in the Paul Engle Lounge at Shambaugh House from 5:00-6:00 p.m.
8/25 Tilottama Majumder (India) and Ramsha Ashraf (Pakistan)
9/1 Yuriy Serebryanskiy (Kazakhstan) and Vladimir Martinovski (Macedonia)
9/8 Antoinette Tidjani Alou (Niger) and Gimba Kakanda (Nigeria)
9/15 Lava Omer Darwesh (Iraq) and Fatena Alghorra (Belgium)
9/22 Yaara Shehori (Israel) and Subraj Singh (Guyana)
9/29 Kim Doyoon (South Korea), Audrey Chin (Singapore), and Stuart Lau (Hong Kong) 10/6 Okky Madasari (Indonesia) and Ghada Al-Absy (Egypt)
10/20 Fujino Kaori (Japan) and Yan Chung-Hsien (Taiwan)
10/27 Santiago Giralt (Argentina) and Xavier Villanova (Mexico)
•Prairie Lights Reading Series (Sundays) •
All readings take place on the second floor of Prairie Lights Books from 4:00-5:00 p.m.
8/27 Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor (Kenya), Kirmen Uribe (Spain), and Kristen Steenbeeke (USA)
9/3 Panashe Chigumadzi (South Africa/Zimbabwe), Maung Day (Myanmar), and Derick Mattern (USA) 9/10 Julienne van Loon (Australia), Kristian Sendon Cordero (Philippines), and Cynthia Smart (Argentina) 9/17 Ubah Cristina Ali Farah (Italy), Esther Dischereit (Germany), and Ben Krusling (USA)
9/24 Enza García Arreaza (Venezuela), Anne Kennedy (New Zealand), and John Vater (USA)
10/8 Sharlene Teo (Singapore), Matjaž Pikalo (Slovenia), and Tameka Cage Conley (USA)
10/22 Hajar Bali (Algeria), Wipas Srithong (Thailand), and Dina Peone (USA)
10/29 Kinga Tóth (Hungary), Dilman Dila (Uganda), and Nina Morrison (USA)
•IWP Cinematheque (Sundays) •
All screenings take place in E105 AJB (Adler Journalism Bldg.) at 7:00 p.m., followed by a Q&A with the presenter.
8/27 Meet Me in St Louis (USA; 1945), presented by Nataša Ďurovičová
9/3 Hinulid: the Sorrows of Sita (Philippines; 2016), dir. + screenplay by Kristian Sendon Cordero
9/10 Antes del estreno [Before Opening Night] (Argentina; 2010), dir. + screenplay by Santiago Giralt 9/17 Her Broken Shadow (Uganda; 2017), dir. + screenplay by Dilman Dila
9/24 Evening of Short Films TBD
10/8 Blind Massage (China; 2014), based on the novel Blind Massage by 50th anniversary guest Bi Feiyu 10/15 TBD
10/22 Tentative: Sarraounia (Burkina Faso/Mauritania; 1986)
UIowa actors, directed by Eric Forsythe, perform a staged reading of selected works by IWP participants. Thursday, September 14, 2017 8:00 p.m., Theatre B (Theatre Arts Bldg.)
•Iowa City Public Library Panels (Fridays) •
All panels take place in Meeting Room A at 12:00 noon unless otherwise noted.
9/1 In Translation—Ubah Cristina Ali Farah (Italy), Audrey Chin (Singapore), Kristian Sendon Cordero (Philippines), Antoinette Tidjani Alou (Niger), Kinga Tóth (Hungary)
9/8 *Writing in the Field of Optics—Dilman Dila (Uganda), Vladimir Martinovski (Macedonia), Matjaž Pikalo (Slovenia) *In Gerber Lounge, 304 English-Philosophy Building*
9/15 Should a Writer Speak for “The Universal”?— Hajar Bali (Algeria), Panashe Chigumadzi (South Africa/Zimbabwe), Okky Madasari (Indonesia), Wipas Srithong (Thailand), Julienne van Loon (Australia)
9/22 Utopia and the Future—Lava Omer Darwesh (Iraq), Fujino Kaori (Japan), Gimba Kakanda (Nigeria), Yaara Shehori (Israel)
9/29 Permanent Migration, or Re-thinking Home—Fatena Alghorra (Belgium), Esther Dischereit (Germany), Anne Kennedy (New Zealand), Yuriy Serebryanskiy (Kazakhstan), Kirmen Uribe (Spain)
10/6 Emancipating Bodies, Encountering Taboos—Ramsha Ashraf (Pakistan), Maung Day (Myanmar), Santiago Giralt (Argentina), Tilottama Majumder (India), Subraj Singh (Guyana)
10/20 Emo: The Mode of High Emotion— Ghada Al-Absy (Egypt), Enza García Arreaza (Venezuela), Stuart Lao (Hong Kong), Sharlene Teo (Singapore), Xavier Villanova (Mexico)
10/27 Images of America: What we Saw—open to all IWP 2017 writers-in-residence ***
•IWP@50 Anniversary Events•
All panels take place at the Iowa City Public Library, Meeting Room A, at 12:00. Visit iwp50.grad.uiowa.edu/the-2017-anniversary for more information.
10/10 50th Panel: World Literature Today—Tim Parks (Chair), Lorna Goodison, Peter Nazareth, Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor, Jeremy Tiang
10/11 50th Panel: Fifty Years of Latin American Literature—Luis Bravo, Alberto Fuguet, Pola Oloixarac
10/11 *IWP 50th Anniversary Gala and Fundraiser—Join us for an evening of literature, dance, music, and cuisines
from around the world, with readings and addresses by distinguished IWP alumni (RSVP to
email@example.com; ticket price: $125). *IMU 2nd floor ballroom, 6:00 p.m.*
10/12 50th Panel: One Chinese Language, Many Chinese Literatures—Jin Feng (Chair), Bi Feiyu, Dung Kai-cheung, Li
Di An, Poon Yiu Ming, Ya Hsien
10/13 50th Panel: National Literatures in a Time of Rising Nationalisms—Daniel Simon (Chair), Dung Kai-cheung,
Luljeta Lleshanaku, Sadek Mohammed, Anja Utler ***
•Iowa City Book Festival Panels•
Sunday, October 8-Sunday, October 15
Please visit http://www.iowacitybookfestival.org/ for more information, and to see a lineup of panels involving IWP writers-in-residence.
•UI Dance Collaboration•
UIowa dancers perform interpretations of selected works by IWP writers-in-residence. Thursday, October 19, 2017 7:00 p.m., Space Place Theater