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University of Iowa News Release

Oct. 26, 2004

IWP Writer To Discuss Argentinean Literature At Nov. 3 ICFRC

Argentinean International Writing Program (IWP) participant Victoria Caceres will give an insider's view of literature produced from the nation's capital, Buenos Aires, Wednesday, Nov. 3, from noon to 1 p.m. at the Rockford Fellowship Hall, Congregational Church, 30 N. Clinton St.

The luncheon talk is organized by the Iowa City Foreign Relations Council (ICFRC) as part of its continuing series to inform the public about international relations.  Additional support comes from UI International Programs, Technigraphics, Inc. and The University of Iowa Community Credit Union.

Caceres, a novelist and professor, is the author of many works including two collections of writings, "The Turkish Bath" and "Monastery," and two novels, "The Lacking Tone of Blue" and "The Large Glass." She is currently an English professor at St. Paul's School of English in Buenos Aires and is a contributor to Argentine dailies "La Nación," "La Prensa," and "Clarin," and to the "V de Vian" magazine.

New Pioneer Catering will serve the lunch. The cost is $7 for members and $8.50 for non-members. Checks may be written to the Iowa City Foreign Relations Council and mailed to ICFRC, 140 International Center, Iowa City, IA 52242-1802. Reservations cannot be received any later than noon, Monday, Nov. 1. Reservations may not be made by phone but last minute adjustments may be made. For more information, call ICRFC executive director Tom Baldridge, or Marianne Weiss at 319-335-0351.

For those unable to attend, WSUI-AM (910) will carry this program Thursday, Nov. 4, following the noon news.

Meetings are scheduled from August to June to take advantage of these speakers and are held at noon or in the evening to allow the widest possible participation from the business community, other professionals, the community at large and students, faculty and staff from the university. Meetings are scheduled at catered luncheons, as dinners or as evening desserts.

The Iowa City Foreign Relations Council is a non-profit association of community and university people interested in learning more about U.S. foreign policy, world affairs and current global issues impacting world societies. The group provides members with the opportunity to hear more than 35 experts per year who visit the UI campus and the Iowa City/Cedar Rapids area.

ICFRC is part of International Programs, which consists of a number of offices, centers, degree programs, academic programs, research projects and services. Organized under the associate provost for academic programs and dean for International Programs, these units serve to further internationalize the campus and community and promote global scholarship, research and teaching.

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa News Services, 300 Plaza Center One, Suite 371, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2500.

CONTACTS: Media: Lois Gray, 319-335-2026,; Tom Baldridge, 319-335-0351,; Writer: Po Li Loo

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa News Services, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 371, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2500.