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Sept. 4, 2003

IWP Writers Discuss The Changing Image Of America, Sept. 10

Foreign writers participating in the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa will address the changing image of the United States in a free panel discussion, "America Abroad," at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 10, in the Iowa City Public Library.

And the IWP and the Writers' Workshop will present the second in their series of joint readings at 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 14.

Participants in the panel discussion, including novelist Gregory Norminton from England, poet and painter Yan Li from China, fiction writer Yevgeniya Kononenko from the Ukraine and Writers' Workshop student Anne Livesy, a poet from Australia, will address timely questions including: What has changed, what has stayed the same? Is there a new American image? How are current cultural representations modifying that image?

IWP participants featured at the Sunday reading will be poet and translator Denisa Comanescu from Romania and fiction writers Kim Young-ha from Korea.

Biographies of the participating writers-in-residence are available at

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