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Aug. 28, 2008

IWP participants from Israel and Romania read Sept. 12 at UI

Performance poet Anat Pick from Israel and playwright/fiction writer/journalist Alina Nelega from Romania will present a free reading, with light refreshments, at 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12, in the Shambaugh House, 430 N. Clinton St on the University of Iowa campus. Both writers are in
residence this fall in the UI International Writing Program.

The IWP introduces talented writers to American life; enables them to take part in American university life; and provides them with time, in a setting congenial to their efforts, for the production of literary work. Since 1967, more than 1,100 writers from more than 120 countries have attended the IWP, including Turkish Nobel laureate Orhan Pamuk. Read an overview of the 2008 IWP at

Biographies of the 32 IWP writers in residence this fall are accessible at

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STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa Arts Center Relations, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 351, Iowa City, IA 52242-2500

MEDIA CONTACTS: Hugh Ferrer, International Writing Program,; Winston Barclay, Arts Center Relations, 319-384-0073,