International Writing Program 50th Anniversary Gala
IWP: Five Decades of Bringing the World to Iowa
Wed, Oct 11, 2017 at 6pm
On Wednesday, October 11, the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa is celebrating a milestone, and we would love to be joined by friends and supporters, near and far.
The 50th Anniversary Gala & Fundraiser will feature readings and addresses by prominent IWP alumni Luljeta Lleshanaku (Albania, ’99), Ya Hsien (Taiwan, ’67), Bi Feiyu (China, ’06), and Lorna Goodison (Jamaica, ’83).
A multilingual sound and dance performance, based on Walt Whitman’s verse, will showcase an original composition by Jean-François Charles and choreography by George de la Peña.
And there will be a silent auction and dishes from five continents. A reception will begin at 6 p.m., with dinner at 7 p.m. Each table will be joined by two visiting writers from around the world.
For early bids on silent auction items, visit 32auctions.com/iwp50
This event is a fundraiser: an estimated $75 from each individual ticket purchased is a tax-deductible donation. Dress code: Semi-formal. For additional information, call (319) 512-1147 or visit the IWP'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" and mailed 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)