International Writing Program Videos

On the Map is a series of interviews with writers while they are in Iowa City, participating in the International Writing Program’s fall residency. The series is produced by the IWP at the University of Iowa, and is made possible by a grant from the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State.

2014 Residents

  • Kinana ISSA (Syria)

    Kinana ISSA (Syria)
  • Andra ROTARU (Romania)

    Andra ROTARU (Romania)
  • Natasha TINIACOS (Venezuela)

    Natasha TINIACOS (Venezuela)
  • Sabata–mpho MOKAE (South Africa)

    Sabata–mpho MOKAE (South Africa)
  • Mamle KABU (Ghana)

    Mamle KABU (Ghana)
  • Mujib MEHRDAD (Afghanistan)

    Mujib MEHRDAD (Afghanistan)
  • Sadek MOHAMMAD (Iraq)

    Sadek MOHAMMAD (Iraq)
  • Bernice CHAULY (Malaysia)

    Bernice CHAULY (Malaysia)
  • Ali Cobby ECKERMANN (Australia)

    Ali Cobby ECKERMANN (Australia)
  • Cynthia EDUL (Argentina)

    Cynthia EDUL (Argentina)

2013 Residents

  • Sawsan AL-AREEQE (Yemen)

    Sawsan AL-AREEQE (Yemen)
  • Martin DYAR (Ireland)

    Martin DYAR (Ireland)
  • Asma NADIA (Indonesia)

    Asma NADIA (Indonesia)
  • Zeyar LYNN (Burma/Myanmar)

    Zeyar LYNN (Burma/Myanmar)
  • Whiti HEREAKA (New Zealand)

    Whiti HEREAKA (New Zealand)
  • Roland RUGERO (Burundi)

    Roland RUGERO (Burundi)
  • Lili MENDOZA (Panama)

    Lili MENDOZA (Panama)
  • Sridala SWAMI (India)

    Sridala SWAMI (India)

  • Shandana MINHAS (Pakistan)

    Shandana MINHAS (Pakistan)
  • Patrícia PORTELA (Portugal)

    Patrícia PORTELA (Portugal)
  • Muhamed ABDELNABI (Egypt)

    Muhamed ABDELNABI (Egypt)
  • Oscar RANZO (Uganda)

    Oscar RANZO (Uganda)
  • Dénes KRUSOVSZKY (Hungary)

    Dénes KRUSOVSZKY (Hungary)
  • Mahsa MOHEBALI (Iran)

    Mahsa MOHEBALI (Iran)
  • Corinne N’GUESSAN (Cote D’Ivoire)

    Corinne N’GUESSAN (Cote D’Ivoire)

2012 Residents

  • Alina Dadaeva (Uzbekistan)

    Alina Dadaeva (Uzbekistan)
  • Alisa Ganieva (Russia)

    Alisa Ganieva (Russia)
  • TJ Dema (Botswana)

    TJ Dema (Botswana)
  • Genevieve L. Asenjo (Philippines)

    Genevieve L. Asenjo (Philippines)
  • Nay Phone Latt (Burma/Myanmar)

    Nay Phone Latt (Burma/Myanmar)
  • Yaghoub Yadali (Iran)

    Yaghoub Yadali (Iran)
  • Taleb Alrefai (Kuwait)

    Taleb Alrefai (Kuwait)
  • Mohib Zegham (Afghanistan)

    Mohib Zegham (Afghanistan)
  • Gulala Nouri (Iraq)

    Gulala Nouri (Iraq)
  • Bilal Tanweer (Pakistan)

    Bilal Tanweer (Pakistan)
  • Khaled Alberry (Egypt)

    Khaled Alberry (Egypt)
  • Luis Bravo (Uruguay)

    Luis Bravo (Uruguay)
  • Pandora (Burma/Myanmar)

    Pandora (Burma/Myanmar)
  • Rodrigo Lopes (Brazil)

    Rodrigo Lopes (Brazil)

2011 Residents

  • Fabienne Kanor (France)

    Fabienne Kanor (France)
  • Naseer Hassan (Iraq)

    Naseer Hassan (Iraq)
  • Hinemoana Baker (New Zealand)

    Hinemoana Baker (New Zealand)
  • H.M. Naqvi (Pakistan)

    H.M. Naqvi (Pakistan)
  • Anisul Hoque (Bangladesh)

    Anisul Hoque (Bangladesh)
  • Chandrahas Choudhury (India)

    Chandrahas Choudhury (India)
  • Ofir Touche Gafla (Israel)

    Ofir Touche Gafla (Israel)
  • Solvi Bjorn Sigurdsson (Iceland)

    Solvi Bjorn Sigurdsson (Iceland)
  • Ian Casocot (Philippines)

    Ian Casocot (Philippines)
  • Ghada Abdel Aal (Egypt)

    Ghada Abdel Aal (Egypt)
  • Alexandra Petrova (Italy/Russia)

    Alexandra Petrova (Italy/Russia)
  • Francisco Suniaga (Venezuela)

    Francisco Suniaga (Venezuela)
  • Oonya Kempadoo (Grenada)

    Oonya Kempadoo (Grenada)
  • Kevin Bloom (South Africa)

    Kevin Bloom (South Africa)
  • Kgebetli Moele (South Africa)

    Kgebetli Moele (South Africa)
  • Louise Welsh (Scotland)

    Louise Welsh (Scotland)

On the Move is a series of interviews with American writers traveling with the IWP on various study and reading projects. Produced in association with the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa. This video and the tour was made possible by a grant from the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State.

  • Adisa Bašic

    Adisa Bašic
  • Alice Pung

    Alice Pung
  • Kei Miller

    Kei Miller
  • Khet Mar

    Khet Mar
  • Madeleine Thien

    Madeleine Thien
  • Vicente Garcia Groyon

    Vicente Garcia Groyon
  • Bob Holman

    Bob Holman
  • Joshua Ferris

    Joshua Ferris
  • Nathalie Handal

    Nathalie Handal

100 Words As part of the IWP’s “100 Words Project,” writers from around the world have been invited to meditate on a given theme. This year’s theme is “Peace/War.” Each writer has responded to the theme by composing an original text of around 100 words. In these videos, the writers read and present their texts aloud.  100 Words is made possible through a grant from the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State.

  • Millicent Graham

    Millicent Graham
  • Milos Djurdjevic

    Milos Djurdjevic
  • Tony Eprile

    Tony Eprile
  • Stephanos Stephanides

    Stephanos Stephanides

Postcards Series

  • Postcards from Kabul: Nathalie Handal

    Postcards from Kabul: Nathalie Handal
  • Postcards from Karachi: Eliza Griswold

    Postcards from Karachi: Eliza Griswold