WRITER: JENNY BURMAN
CONTACT: WINSTON BARCLAY
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0073; fax (319) 384-0024
"Passage" issue of UI 100 Words available from International
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The University of Iowa International Writing Program
(IWP) has released the first 1998 issue of 100 Words, the program's unique
literary journal. The "Passage" issue features prose and poetry
works of 100 words or fewer in response to the word "passage."
IWP participants and staff created 100 Words in 1993. Each issue is
comprised of responses to a single "trigger word."
"Passage" contributors come from nations around the world,
including India, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Argentina, Italy, Venezuela,
Poland, Bangladesh and the United States.
Passage also features photographs by Dick Harris, Jaime Borschuk, Rose
Parsons and Marc Antoine Ragot, as well as art by Ruth Laxson.
100 Words has subscribers throughout the United States and around the
world, and now has a World Wide Web site as well. 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: <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
The World Wide Web site is http://www.uiowa.edu/~100words/.
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 more than 1,100 writers from more
than 110 countries have completed residencies in the program.