University of Iowa

Middle East Reading and Lecture Tour Presents to Saudi Literati

With Editor
The delegation speaks with Saudi Gazette Editor-in-Chief Dr. Muhammed N. Shoukany

An American delegation (consisting of poets, authors, novelists and writers) presented their work to a audience of Saudi scholars in Jeddah, Saudia Arabia on Sunday, April 20, as a part of the Middle East Reading and Lecture Tour. The tour was hosted by the University of Iowa's International Writing Program and made possible by a grant from the US Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

The evening was an opportunity for the speakers to share samples of their poetry and prose with an audience of doctors and professors of Arabic and English literature from many universities around the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

The delegation in Jeddah, Saudia Arabia

Readers included Christopher Merrill (director of the UI's International Writing Program), Ron Carlson (director of the creative writing program in fiction at the University of California in Irvine), as well as many other honored guests. Read More...


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