Monday, March 23, 2020

During these uncertain times, the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa remains committed to bringing people across the globe together through the art and practice of creative writing:

We continue to plan for our summer and fall programs, recognizing that we are living in extraordinary circumstances and things change on a weekly, daily, even hourly basis.

This uncertainty challenges us to think creatively and consider how we might share the enormous riches we have accumulated over fifty years of continuous service to the literary world, beginning with our MOOC packs and digital archives.

Calling all Writers, Teachers, & Parents!

Free IWP Online Course Materials


15 Free Writing Course Packs with Hundreds of Instructional Online Videos


IWP’s collection of entirely free online course content covers topics as specific as "Whitman's Civil War: Writing and Imaging Loss, Death, and Disaster" (which actually focuses on peace and reconciliation!) and broader topics like "How Writers Write Fiction: Storied Women." Also included: a flash-writing course for teens, a course in Spanish, and a course in Arabic. All are available at:
Free IWP Course Packs


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IWP Releases New 91st Meridian Issue

Free for Your Online Reading Pleasure
Read it Here

IWP Still Seeks U.S. Students Ages 15-18

U.S. Students Deadline Extended to April 20
Between the Lines (BTL), hosted by The University of Iowa's International Writing Program, is a unique 2-week intensive creative writing camp for high school students ages 15-18.

This is the only program of its kind, combining creative writing skill development with intercultural exchange for youth. Americans are eligible for two BTL sessions in 2020, one of which is entirely free!⁠


BTL Info & Application
The application deadline for U.S. students has been extended to April 20 (applications for non-U.S. students have closed). IWP seeks aspiring young writers, especially Americans who are Muslim, first- or second-generation immigrants, or from refugee communities or low-income households.⁠



BTL Program Info Here >
BTL Application Info Here >


Please share these opportunities with others!
IWP programming is funded by The University of Iowa, The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) at the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad, the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Arts' Building Bridges Program, and donors like you.

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