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"Passage" issue of UI 100 Words available from International Writing Program

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: <>.

The World Wide Web site is

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.