Seeking American Students Ages 15-18 — Iowans Encouraged to Apply

By March 25, 2020 No Comments

Iowans Encouraged to Apply


IOWA CITY, IOWA — Between the Lines (BTL), hosted by The University of Iowa’s International Writing Program (IWP), is a unique 2-week intensive creative writing camp for high school students ages 15-18. Americans are eligible for two sessions, one of which is entirely free. IWP seeks aspiring young writers, especially Americans who are Muslim, first- or second-generation immigrants, or from refugee communities or low-income households.

This is the only program of its kind, combining creative writing skill development with intercultural exchange for youth. The IWP continues to plan for its summer and fall programs, recognizing that we are in extraordinary circumstances and things change on a weekly, daily, even hourly basis, and IWP will adapt programing and timelines as circumstances dictate. During these uncertain times, the IWP remains committed to bringing people across the globe together through the art and practice of creative writing.

The application deadline for U.S. students has been extended to April 20, 2020, by midnight, CST.

Between the Lines program info:

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.