The University of Iowa

Lines and Spaces

Each year, the Lines and Spaces program organizes several reading tours to countries with a relatively sparse history of literary liaisons with the contemporary United States. The aim of a reading tour is two-fold: to introduce important American writers to a new and distinct literary-cultural landscape, and to create opportunities for colleagues and students there to meet with a group of distinguished representatives of the current American literary scene. Tours involve public readings, visits to universities and literary institutions, encounters with cultural personalities and media, and visits to places and events that enhance our understanding of the historical and current affairs of the region. Funding for Lines and Spaces is provided by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the United States Department of State.
International Writing Program