5Q Interviews

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5Q Interview: Gleisson Alves Santos, Literary Translation MFA

Thursday, February 15, 2024
"I am always deeply inspired by everything that surrounds me – people, songs and sounds, landscapes, books, classes, talks, and the list could easily go on."
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5Q Interview: Siqi Lui, Iowa Writers' Workshop

Thursday, January 25, 2024
"Before coming to Iowa, I was living in New York City, desperately wanting to write but spending most of my waking hours in an office job."
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5Q Interview: Ara Javaheri, Literary Translation MFA

Monday, January 22, 2024
"There are only a few literary translation programs at the graduate level and the University of Iowa was one of the oldest and most prominent ones."
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5Q Interview: Angie Lee, Iowa Writers' Workshop

Thursday, January 4, 2024
"The sheer excitement of being at the Workshop -- and having the privilege of reading and discussing the wonderful work of my friends here -- is inspiring me every day."
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5Q Interview: Jake Goldwasser, Iowa Writers' Workshop and Literary Translation

Monday, December 18, 2023
"I applied to Iowa four times before I got in. Originally I came here to study poetry at the Workshop, but then I stayed for a second degree in literary translation. They have both been helpful in their own ways."
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5Q Interview: Sophie Perez, UI Screenwriting BA student

Wednesday, December 13, 2023
"...what remained constant was my love for film, my passion for telling stories, and my desire to attend a school that would help refine my craft. That’s why I chose to go to the University of Iowa and major in Screenwriting Arts."