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International Writing Program (IWP) Shambaugh House Reading Series

October 4, 2019 - 5:00pm
Shambaugh House

Iowa City’s best multilingual reading series with bagels! Voices from around the world fill historic Shambaugh House, International Writing Program (IWP) HQ. Please join us for readings by two IWP Fall Residents.

ARAI Takako (poetry; Japan) has published three poetry collections, including Tamashii dansu [Soul Dance] which won the 2008 Oguma Hideo Prize. Since 1998, she has been an editor for the poetry journal Mi’Te; she has also edited a volume of poems about, and is producing a film connected to, the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in northern Japan. The poem volume Factory Girls is forthcoming in English. Arai teaches Japanese and poetry at Saitama University. She participates courtesy of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State.

The Atayal writer and activist WALIS Nokan (poetry, nonfiction, fiction; Taiwan) founded the Hunter Culture Magazine, which developed into the Research Center for Humanities of Taiwan’s Aboriginal Peoples. An author of two dozen books, most recently a volume of flash fiction [Path of Dreams], he has received awards that include the United Daily News critics’ top honors for prose, and Ministry of Education’s Award for Literary Creation. He participates courtesy of the Ministry of Culture, Taiwan.