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International Writing Program (IWP) Friday Reading Series

October 15, 2021 - 5:00pm
The International Writing Program, The University of Iowa

Voices from around the world fill historic Shambaugh House, UI International Writing Program (IWP) HQ. Join us online Friday, Oct. 15, for readings by current IWP Fall 2021 Writers-in-Residence Candace CHONG Mui Ngam (playwright, screenwriter, translator; Hong Kong), Diana DEL ÁNGEL (fiction writer, journalist, poet, scholar, activist; Mexico), and Imam BAKSH (storyteller, children’s book writer, teacher; Guyana).

This Friday series will include Fridays Oct. 22, Nov. 5 & 12, possibly also Nov. 19 (TBD), each with readings by different 2021 IWP Fall Residents. Join us on Zoom: https://bit.ly/fallresui

Reading Oct. 15:

Diana DEL ÁNGEL (fiction writer, journalist, poet, scholar, activist; Mexico) is the author of Vasija [Vessel] (2013), Procesos de la noche [Processes of the night] (2017) and Barranca [Ravine] (2018), as well as of critical writing in print and digital media; she has also translated poetry from the Nahuatl. A regular participant in contemporary poetry workshops in Mexico, she has been the recipient of fellowships and residencies in Mexico, USA, and Canada. Her participation is made possible by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State.

Candace CHONG Mui Ngam (playwright, screenwriter, translator; Hong Kong) has, apart from writing drama, also collaborated in musical theatre and opera as writer and librettist. Selected by the South China Morning Post as one of Hong Kong’s 25 most inspirational and influential women, she is a six-time winner of the Hong Kong Drama Awards, the recipient of a Best Artist Award (Drama) by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council, and of a number of international honors. Her plays have been performed on European and American stages, translated, and published. She participates courtesy of the Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation.

Imam BAKSH (storyteller, children’s book writer, teacher; Guyana) is the author of two award-winning Young Adult (YA) novels, The Dark of the Sea and Children of the Spider. His children’s stories, too, have been frequently recognized; he has been a featured presenter at literary festivals on both sides of the Atlantic. An advocate for Guyanese Creole English (GCE), he runs a literacy project and library for his community and founded and operates a kindergarten. His participation is made possible by the U.S. Embassy in Georgetown (Guyana).

Event is free & all are invited!