A Hub, a Network, an Archive: 55 Years of International Writers in Iowa City

Saturday, August 27, 2022 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Sunday, August 28, 2022 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Saturday, September 3, 2022 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Sunday, September 4, 2022 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Saturday, September 10, 2022 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Sunday, September 11, 2022 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Saturday, September 17, 2022 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Sunday, September 18, 2022 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Saturday, September 24, 2022 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Sunday, September 25, 2022 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Saturday, October 1, 2022 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Sunday, October 2, 2022 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Saturday, October 8, 2022 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Sunday, October 9, 2022 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Saturday, October 15, 2022 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Sunday, October 16, 2022 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Saturday, October 22, 2022 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Sunday, October 23, 2022 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Saturday, October 29, 2022 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Sunday, October 30, 2022 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Saturday, November 5, 2022 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Sunday, November 6, 2022 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Saturday, November 12, 2022 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Sunday, November 13, 2022 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Saturday, November 19, 2022 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Sunday, November 20, 2022 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Saturday, November 26, 2022 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Sunday, November 27, 2022 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Saturday, December 3, 2022 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Sunday, December 4, 2022 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Saturday, December 10, 2022 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Sunday, December 11, 2022 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm
15 people stand on a pedestrian bridge in front of the large John Deere headquarters in Moline, Illinois. A colorful banner below shows the name of the exhibit.
Main Library Gallery, University of Iowa Main Library

Main Library Gallery exhibition:

The International Writing Program (IWP) has brought close to 1,600 writers from more than 150 countries to the University of Iowa since 1967. In celebration of the program’s 55th anniversary, the exhibition A Hub, a Network, an Archive: 55 Years of International Writers in Iowa City tells the story of IWP’s genesis, its role in cultural diplomacy, Iowa City as a site of literary praxis and global networking, and the images of Iowa that writers have carried home with them as represented in their work.

Curated by Nataša Ďurovičová and Lisa Gardinier, the exhibition includes University of Iowa Libraries Special Collections & Archives materials such as the Paul Engle Papers, the International Writing Program Records, the Toothpaste/Coffee House Press Records, and more. Items from the University of Iowa Libraries circulating collection, IWP’s Shambaugh House, and friends of IWP also make an appearance, in addition to a selection of large portraits of writers by photographer Thomas Langdon.

MAIN LIBRARY GALLERY HOURS:

Monday: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Tuesday: 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Wednesday: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Thursday: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Admission is always FREE. The exhibition will be open Aug. 22 - Dec. 16, 2022. 
Please note that the Main Library Gallery will be closed on the following University of Iowa holidays during the fall semester: Sept. 5 (Labor Day), Nov. 24-25 (Thanksgiving).

Because the Main Library Gallery is an educational space on campus, there may occasionally be classes visiting during open hours. Thank you for your understanding.

The easiest way to access the Main Library Gallery is via the north entrance of the Main Library. Find parking options here: lib.uiowa.edu/locations/main/parking