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'Story' issue of IWP journal 100 Words will be available March 14

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- 'Story,' the fifth 1996-97 issue of 100 Words, the University of Iowa International Writing Program's unique literary journal, will be available March 14. The issue features prose and poetry works of 100 words or fewer in response to the word "story."

International Writing Program (IWP) participants and staff created 100 Words in 1993. Each issue is comprised of responses to a single "trigger word."

Contributors to "Story" come from Kenya, India, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and the United States, including a piece by frequent contributor Charles V. Lisle, who died in January shortly before the deadline for "Story" submissions.

This 100 Words issue set aside space for young writers and "Story" features contributions by a dozen writers 18 or younger, including a piece by three-year-old Dylan Stull of Ames.

Visual artists contributing to "Story" are Shannon Rolle, Jaimie Borschuk, Yali Peng, and Miriam and Zenas Potter. Guest editor for this 100 Words issue is IWP staff member Prasenjit Gupta.

100 Words has subscribers throughout the United States and around the world. Copies may be obtained from the IWP, fourth floor, English-Philosophy Building, the University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242. Copies also may be purchased for $3 at several Iowa City-area book stores: Prairie Lights Books, the Murphy-Brookfield Bookstore and the Haunted Bookshop. For more information, contact editor Carolyn Brown at 319-335-0541, or via e-mail: <>.

The IWP brings established writers of the world to the UI, where they become part of a lively literary community that includes the Iowa Writers' Workshop, the Iowa Playwrights Workshop and the UI's fast-rising program in literary nonfiction. IWP writers interact, formally and informally, with each other and with the many poets, fiction writers, playwrights and translators at the UI and in Iowa City. Over the years more than 1,000 writers from more than 100 countries have completed residencies in the program.