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'Map' issue of UI International Writing Program's 100 Words is on its way

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The University of Iowa International Writing Program (IWP) announces the release of the "Map" issue of 100 Words, the program's literary journal. The issue features prose and poetry works of 100 words or fewer in response to the word "Map."

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

Contributors of writing to "Map" come from Catalonia, Israel, Germany, Venezuela, Hungary, Viet Nam, Costa Rica, Romania, Argentina, Sri Lanka, Slovakia, Nigeria, Poland and the United States. Several of the 19 writers in residence this fall are represented.

Art work was provided by Heidi Salter, Jean Harkin and Mildred Mauseth.

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 bookstores: Prairie Lights Books, the Murphy-Brookfield Bookstore and the Haunted Bookshop.

For more information, contact acting editor Jen Hofer 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 more than 1,100 writers from more than 110 countries have completed residencies in the program.