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Release: Sept. 10, 2003

IWP Presents Panel Discussion, Readings Sept. 17, 19, 21

Foreign writers participating in the International Writing Program (IWP) at the University of Iowa will address how literature connects and interacts with other contemporary art forms in a free panel discussion at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17 in the Iowa City Public Library.

Two other IWP events will occur over the following weekend: an IWP "alumna," Dutch poet Maria von Daalen, will be featured in a free reading at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19. The starting time was changed from 5 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. due to the scheduling of the lecture by Wesley Clark at 4 p.m.

And the IWP and the Writers' Workshop will present the third in their series of joint readings at 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 21.

Participants in the panel discussion -- Chinese painter, poet and fiction writer Yan Li; Israeli poet, translator and essayist Shimon Adaf, who is also a guitarist and recording rock artist; Lithuanian poet and journalist Gintaras Grajauskas, who studied jazz and performs in a band; Chilean fiction writer and journalist Alejandra Costamagna; and Mongolian poet and scholar Luvsandamba Dashnyam -- will consider how contemporary literature collaborates with music, painting, sculpture and dance.

IWP participants featured at the Sunday reading will be German poet Matthias Goeritz and Argentine novelist and poet Leopoldo Brizuela.

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

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