IWP Summer Writing Programs for Ages 15-22

January 30, 2020

The International Writing Program offers two exciting programs during the summer for young writers between the ages of 15-22. See the details below for more information on both of these excellent opportunities!

Between the Lines and The IWP Summer Institute


Between the Lines

Since 2008, Between the Lines (BTL) has hosted young writers at the University of Iowa for a cultural exchange program that focuses on the art and craft of creative writing. Participants, aged 15-18, come together in Iowa City for an intensive two-week session. During the session, they live in campus dorms and spend their days in creative writing workshops and global literature seminars designed to broaden their literary horizons and deepen their empathy for and understanding of one another’s identities and stories.

IWP Between the Lines
- for students ages 15-18
- from the U.S. and 28 countries (listed below)
- a two-week creative writing and cultural exchange
summer camp at the University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa, U.S.

Scholarships are available (up to full funding—more info below).The application deadline is Sunday, March 1.
BTL Info & Application >

Two Between the Lines Sessions:
Between the Lines: Identity & Belonging

This session, for U.S. students ages 15-18, is •• free •• for all accepted applicants.
10 spots will be reserved for Muslim students.
Students who are first- or second-generation immigrants, or from refugee communities, low-income households, or other marginalized positions are particularly encouraged to apply.

Between the Lines: Peace & the Writing Experience

In 2020, this session is for students ages 15-18
from the U.S. and the following countries: Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Belarus, Egypt, Georgia, India, Iraq, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Morocco, Nepal, Oman, Pakistan, Poland, Qatar, the Russian Federation, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates (UAE), and Uzbekistan.

This session is free for non-U.S. students. Need-based scholarships are available for U.S. students.

Application details here >



Summer Institute Application Deadline Extended!

The Summer Institute is an immersive two-week creative writing and cultural exchange program held in Iowa City, Iowa, U.S., a UNESCO City of Literature, for participants age 18-22 from Pakistan, India, and the U.S. Students from all disciplines – the arts, humanities, sciences, and everything in between – are welcome to apply! This program is free for accepted applicants, and will focus on creative writing and the power of narrative. Attendees take part in master classes in the craft of writing, in collaborative workshops focused on their creative work, and in activities designed to forge new lines of understanding and shared purpose among its community of writers. The Summer Institute is an opportunity to see writing as a form of action – a personally-empowering skill that can be employed for social change.

The Summer Institute is supported by the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad.

The IWP Summer Institute
- for participants ages 18-22
- from the U.S., Pakistan, and India
- an immersive two-week creative writing and cultural exchange
program at the University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa, U.S.

Students from all disciplines — the arts, humanities, sciences, and everything in between — are welcome to apply! The application deadline has been extended to Sunday, March 1. The Summer Institute is •• free •• for accepted applicants.

Program and application information here >

Program funding thanks to the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad.


 

IWP programming is funded by The University of Iowa, The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) at the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad.