Applications Open for Summer Writing Programs at UI’s International Writing Program

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Applications Open to Americans Age 15-22 for 2-Week Summer Writing Programs
at the University of Iowa’s International Writing Program

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 U.S. Department of State, and the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art.

The IWP Summer Institute is a new immersive two-week creative writing and cultural exchange program held in Iowa City for students age 18-22 from the U.S., Pakistan, and India. The Summer Institute is free for 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.

Summer Institute program and application info:


IWP’s Between the Lines two-week creative writing and cultural exchange summer camp in Iowa City offers two sessions in 2019 and is open to students age 15-18 from the U.S. and 21 countries. Scholarships are available.


Between the Lines: Peace and the Writing Experience

This program, for American and international students from 21 countries (Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, China, Egypt, Georgia, India, Iraq, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Mongolia, Nepal, Pakistan, Russia, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan in 2019), is supported by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. State Department. Some need-based scholarships are available for American participants. The American student application deadline is April 14, 2019.

Between the Lines: Identity and Belonging

This program, for American 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. Application deadline is April 21, 2019.

Between the Lines program and application 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.