Creative Writing Brings Students from the U.S. & Around the World to Short Summer Residencies in Iowa
IOWA CITY, IOWA — The International Writing Program (IWP) welcomes students from all over the world to Iowa City for writing and cultural exchange this summer, hosted with major support from The University of Iowa, the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad, and the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art.
IWP’s Between the Lines two-week creative writing and cultural exchange summer camp at The University of Iowa in Iowa City offers two sessions in 2020 and is open to students ages 15–18 from the U.S. and 28 countries:
Between the Lines: Identity and Belonging
This program, for U.S. students, is free for all accepted applicants.
10 spots will be reserved for Muslim students. Students who are first- or second-generation immigrants, or from refugee communities, low-income households, or other marginalized positions are particularly encouraged to apply. This program is supported by the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art’s Building Bridges Program.
Between the Lines: Peace and the Writing Experience
This program, for U.S. and international students from 28 countries in 2020 (Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Belarus, Egypt, Georgia, India, Iraq, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Morocco, Nepal, Oman, Pakistan, Poland, Qatar, the Russian Federation, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates (UAE), and Uzbekistan), is supported by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. State Department. There is a tuition fee for U.S. students but need-based scholarships are available.
The application deadline is March 1, 2020. Between the Lines program and application info: https://iwp.uiowa.edu/programs/between-the-lines
The IWP Summer Institute is an immersive two-week creative writing and cultural exchange program at The University of Iowa in Iowa City for students ages 18–22 from the U.S., Pakistan, and India. The Summer Institute is free for all participants. Students from all disciplines—the arts, humanities, sciences, and everything in between—are welcome to apply. The program is funded by the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad.
The application deadline is March 1, 2020.
Summer Institute program and application info: https://iwp.uiowa.edu/programs/summer-institute
Since 1967, the International Writing Program (IWP) at The University of Iowa has hosted more than 1,500 writers from more than 150 countries, connecting well-established writers from around the globe, introducing American writers to other cultures through reading tours, publishing books and journals, pursuing cultural diplomacy, and organizing tours, conferences, and other literary and intercultural events around the world. Major support for IWP programming is provided by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State and The University of Iowa.
Feb. 5, 2020
Press Contact: Allison Gnade
International Writing Program
The University of Iowa