February 2011

Joseph O’Connor reading

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IWP Alum Ghada Abdel Aal in Egypt

In the last weeks, the International Writing Program has been following Ghada Abdel Aal (IWP 2010), the Egyptian blogger/writer (and pharmacist) from the industrial city of Mahalla, whose intensely political atmosphere couldn’t be more different than that of Iowa City.

This past October Ghada was busy promoting her just-out book I Want to Get Married (U Texas Press) based o

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John Reimringer reading

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Marvin Bell

Marvin Bell (1937) was born in the Bronx section of New York City on August 3, 1937 and raised in Center Moriches, New York, on the south shore of Long Island. He has spent a large portion of his life as a poet and teacher of poetry in Iowa City. Bell taught for forty years at the Iowa Writers' Workshop, retiring in 2005 as Flannery O'Connor Professor of Letters.

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