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International Writing Program

100 Shambaugh House | Iowa City, IA | 52242
Christopher Merrill

Founded in 1967 by Paul Engle and Hualing Nieh Engle, the IWP was the first writers residency to reach out across national borders, and remains unique in the world of creative writing. Established writers from across the globe gather for three fall months in Iowa City, becoming part of the lively literary community on and off campus. Over the years, the IWP has hosted more than 1,000 writers from more than 100 countries.