Curator Guided Tour: A Hub, a Network, an Archive

  • Details

  • 10/08/22
  • 2:30 p.m. to 3:30p.m. -
  • Free
  • All Ages
  • Categories

  • Museum/Exhibit

Event Description

Join co-curators Nataša Ďurovičová and Lisa Gardinier for a special guided tour of their exhibition, A Hub, a Network, an Archive: 55 Years of International Writers in Iowa City. All are welcome! Meet inside the Main Library Gallery.

About the exhibit: 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, the 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 as represented in their work. Included are University of Iowa Libraries Special Collections & Archives materials such as the Paul Engle Papers, the International Writing Program Records, the Toothpaste/Coffee House Press Records, and more. Items from the University of Iowa Libraries circulating collection, IWP’s Shambaugh House, and friends of IWP also make an appearance, in addition to a selection of large portraits of writers by photographer Thomas Langdon.

Presented by the University of Iowa Libraries Main Library Gallery in partnership with the Iowa City Book Festival.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa–sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact the Main Library Gallery in advance at 319-467-1805 or