International Writing Program 50th Anniversary Gala
IWP: Five Decades of Bringing the World to Iowa

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This event is a fundraiser: an estimated $75 from each individual ticket purchased is a tax-deductible donation. Dress code: Semi-formal.


On the occasion of IWP's 50th Anniversary, join us for an evening of literature, music, dance, and cuisine from around the world.


6 p.m. Reception | 7 p.m. Dinner


With readings and addresses by distinguished alumni, including:


Ya Hsien (Taiwan, IWP '67) | Luljeta Lleshanaku (Albania, IWP '99)

Bi Feiyu (China, IWP '06) | Lorna Goodison (Jamaica, IWP '83)


An original multi-lingual performance of a composition by Jean-François Charles with choreography by George De La Peña, inspired by Walt Whitman's verse.


Dishes from five continents. A silent auction.


For five decades, leading literary voices from almost 150 countries have come together each fall in Iowa City to compose new work, argue, collaborate on projects, translate, research, and present their ideas and creations to the public and to each other. Please join us as we commemorate our Golden Jubilee. 


For additional information, email, call (319) 512-1147 or visit the International Writing Program's 50th Anniversary Website

To avoid online service fees, you may also purchase tickets by phone: (319) 467-3485, or by check: payable to "International Writing Program". Mail checks to: Haley Rosendahl, The University of Iowa Foundation, P.O. Box 4550, Iowa City, IA 52244. Please include with check your home address, dietary restrictions, email, and name(s) of attendee(s)

Iowa Memorial Union, 2nd Floor Ballroom

125 N Madison St
Iowa City, IA 52240

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