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Sept. 2, 2004

IWP Events Begin With Sept. 5 Reading

The University of Iowa International Writing Program (IWP) will jump into a busy schedule of fall events with the first in a series of Sunday readings at the Prairie Lights bookstore at 15 S. Dubuque St. in downtown Iowa City. The reading, at 5 p.m. Sept. 5, will feature Irish poet Christopher Matthews and Argentine novelist Victoria Caceres.

The event, which will also feature a student from the Iowa Writers' Workshop, begins a series of joint IWP/Writers' Workshop readings that will continue through October.

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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 1,000 writers from more than 115 countries have completed residencies in the program.

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