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Oct. 8, 2004

More IWP Writers Explain 'Why I Write What I Write' Oct. 20

The fall semester's second session of "Why I Write What I Write," an annual topic of free panel discussions by participants in the University of Iowa International Writing Program, will be at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 20 in Meeting Room A of the Iowa City Public Library.

Part two of "Why I Write What I Write" will feature playwright and journalist Natalya Vorozhbit from Russia; poet, literary and music critic, and fiction writer Adam Wiedemann from Poland; fiction writer Jo Kyung-ran from Korea; and poet Gozo Yoshimasu from Japan.

The free event will be simulcast on the library's cable channel, and taped for re-broadcast.

Biographies of the IWP writers are at

Thirty-nine writers, representing 28 countries, will be in residence at the University of Iowa during the next three months as participants in the IWP. The IWP is a unique residency program that each year promotes international understanding by assembling a "United Nations of writing" at the UI. Over the years, more than a thousand writers from 120 countries have completed residencies in the program.

Joint IWP panels will continue most Wednesdays through the end of October.

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