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International Writing Program, UI Libraries create web page

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The International Writing Program (IWP) at the University of Iowa and the UI Libraries have joined talents to create the IWP Homepage.

The project is designed to provide access to selected original texts of IWP authors. The homepage also will detail information about the program itself as well as research information on writing. The library is including the texts as part of an initiative to provide broad access to original texts in electronic format.

Also included in the web project are the IWP annual report; the gallery (photos of participants); roster of writers; author biographies; staff profiles; program description; the program's literary magazine, "100 Words"; internet links to writing programs, including Writing at the University of Iowa.

The page includes a selection of writings from the 35 participant authors in the 1996 International Writing Program. Also contained in the homepage collection are the writings of Clark Blaise, IWP director, and Rowena Torrevillas, the IWP program associate. Selected works from this renowned writing program can now be viewed by students and scholars from anywhere in the world.

Information concerning this project can be obtained by visiting the IWP Homepage at http://www.uiowa.~iwp or by contacting Rowena Torrevillas ( or Lissa Lord (, the IRIS team leader for research services librarian.