The University of Iowa

Fall Residency Program

The International Writing Program’s Fall Residency program is the oldest and largest multinational writing residency in the world. With a tradition of excellence that has continued for nearly five decades, the IWP annually brings outstanding authors from every continent to the University of Iowa. Since 1967, over 1,400 writers from more than 140 nations have taken part in the Fall Residency. The goal of the IWP is to provide authors a one-of-a-kind intercultural opportunity and the time and space to write, read, translate, study, conduct research, travel, give readings, stage work, and become part of the vibrant literary and academic community at the university and in Iowa City, the only American city designated as a UNESCO City of Literature. Funding for the Fall Residency is provided by more than fifteen sources, including national arts councils in New Zealand, Singapore, and South Korea, the Max Kade Foundation, the Robert H.N. Ho Family Foundation, the Taiwanese Ministry of Culture, Open Society Foundations, The Paul and Hualing Engle Fund, and the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the United States Department of State.
International Writing Program