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"Memory" issue of UI 100 Words literary journal is now available

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The "Memory" issue of 100 Words, the University of Iowa International Writing Program's unique literary journal, is now available. The issue features prose and poetry works of 100 words or fewer in response to the word "memory."

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

Contributors to "Memory" come from India, Singapore, France, Congo, New Zealand, Hungary, Paraguay, Russia, the Philippines, Mozambique, Argentina, the United Kingdom, Korea, Bolivia, Slovenia, the United States, Sri Lanka and Venezuela.

The issue also features artwork by Prasenjit R. Gupta, Hope Nealson,

Marie Rutkoski, Deborah Bruce and Gesine Janzen.

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 non-fiction. 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 1,100 writers from more than 110 countries have completed residencies in the program.

This fall 31 writers from 25 countries are in residence as the IWP celebrates its 30th anniversary.