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'Night' arrives with new issue of UI International Writing Program's 100 Words

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The "Night" issue of 100 Words, the unique University of Iowa International Writing Program (IWP) literary journal, is now available. The issue features prose and poetry works of 100 words or fewer in response to the word "Night." Each issue of 100 Words is comprised of responses to a single "trigger word."

Contributors of writing to "Night" come from Malaysia, the United States, Germany, Yugoslavia, Albania, Catalonia, Argentina, the United Kingdom, Norway, Sri Lanka, Russia, Canada, New Zealand and Romania. The writers include several veterans of IWP residencies.

The issue's visual art work includes images by Duffy O'Connor, Fenne Landon, Patrick Ellis and Ellen Gundrum.

100 Words has subscribers throughout the United States and around the world. Copies may be obtained for $3 from the IWP, fourth floor, English-Philosophy Building, the University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242.

Copies also may be purchased at several Iowa City-area book stores: Prairie Lights Books, the Murphy-Brookfield Bookstore and the Haunted Bookshop.

For more information, contact acting editor Cris Mattison 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 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 writers from more than 114 countries have completed residencies in the program.