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A Hub, a Network, an Archive: 55 Years of International Writers in Iowa City: Home

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ABOUT THE EXHIBITION

The International Writing Program (IWP) has brought close to 1,600 writers from more than 150 countries to the University of Iowa since 1967. In celebration of the program’s 55th anniversary, this exhibition tells the story of IWP’s genesis, its role in cultural diplomacy, Iowa City as a site of literary praxis and global networking, and the images of Iowa that writers have carried home with them through their work. Curators Nataša Ďurovičová and Lisa Gardinier dove into Special Collections & Archives materials, including the Paul Engle Papers, the International Writing Program Records, the Toothpaste/Coffee House Press Records, and more while researching for the exhibition. A Hub, a Network, an Archive also includes items from the University of Iowa Libraries circulating collection, IWP’s Shambaugh House, and friends of IWP in addition to large portraits of writers by local photographer Thomas Langdon.

Exhibit Curation: Nataša Ďurovičová, Lisa Gardinier

 

CURATOR HIGHLIGHTS & EXHIBITION GUIDES

 

  • Curator Highlights from A Hub, a Network, an Archive
    Coming soon.
  • A Hub, a Network, an Archive Exhibition Guide
    Accessible PDF document. The complete guide to the exhibition, including curators' notes, a comprehensive item list, select photos, and complete exhibition credits.
  • Complete Bibliography for Books in the Front Display
    Compiled by Lisa Gardinier, this bibliography represents the books displayed in Case 1 in the exhibition. The books were selected for either having been substantially developed – such as planned, written, and/or edited – in Iowa City during the author’s residency, or for content about Iowa based on the author’s experiences.
  • Virtual Gallery Tour of A Hub, a Network, an Archive
    Coming soon.

 

VIDEOS

Coming soon.

 

VIDEOS: EXHIBIT EXTRAS

The following videos supplement topics in the exhibit.

The Medium is the Messenger, feat. Gozo Yoshimasu

 

Book Wings 2013: China


 

SPECIAL COLLECTIONS & UI LIBRARIES ARTICLES

 

 

LINKS & NEWS ARTICLES

 

Exhibition & Engagement Coordinator

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Sara Pinkham
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Contact:
Main Library Gallery
(319) 467-1805
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Curator, International Literature

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Lisa Gardinier
Contact:
UI Main Library
lisa-gardinier@uiowa.edu