Final International Writing Program Prairie Lights Sunday Reading of the 2019 Series
The IWP (International Writing Program) and University of Iowa guest Cristiane Sobral take over the 2nd floor of Prairie Lights – grab a glass of wine or a fancy soda and settle in for an hour of highlights from their best work!
Reading this Sunday:
Soukaina Habiballah (poetry, fiction, screenwriting; #Morocco) has four poetry collections and one novel [The Barracks] (2016), with a second novel forthcoming in 2019. Habiballah has received many awards including, in 2015, the Buland Al Haidari Prize for Arabic poetry, and the 2019 Nadine Shames Prize for Arab Screenwriters for her short film [Who Left the Door Open?]. Her poetry has been translated into seven languages (including English). Ms. Habiballah participates courtesy of Exchange Programs - U.S. Department of State.
Chan Ping Chiu (drama; #HongKong) is the founder the experimental theater group Sand & Bricks for young artists, the artistic director of the On & On Theatre Workshop, an educator, and a widely awarded veteran stage director and playwright. In 2013, he was selected by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council as the Year’s Best Artist (Drama). He participates courtesy of the Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation.
Cristiane Sobral, a renowned Afro-Brazilian writer visiting The Writing University at UIOWA, has published collections of poetry, short stories, and plays that address questions of identity, negritude, sexism, and racism. She is also a theater director and an actress who has performed in television, cinema and theater. Sobral is a frequent participant in international literary and theater festivals in South Africa, Ecuador, Colombia, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, and Angola.