The Figge Art Museum & MWC Welcome Acclaimed Writers from Togo, Israel, and Ireland on Oct. 28th
What: An Evening with the International Writing Program
Where: Figge Art Museum (225 W. 2nd St. Davenport, IA 52801)
When: Wednesday, October 28
6 pm Cash bar
7 pm Readings
Cost: Free and open to the public
The Figge Art Museum and the Midwest Writing Center are thrilled to present a special reading at the Figge on Wednesday, October 28th , featuring three authors from the University of Iowa’s International Writing Program.
The IWP brings acclaimed authors from around the world to the U of I for an opportunity to write study, conduct research and become part of U of I’s vibrant and renowned literary community.
The following authors are participating in the reading:
Anas Atakora (poetry, fiction, nonfiction; Togo) is currently a PhD candidate at Dalhousie University in Canada and has had his third poetry collection, Enattendant le poéme, appear in early 2015. The upcoming Tante Béa will be his first short story collection. In 2008, Atakora received the “Plumes émergentes’ award fromt he University of Lomé.
Sara Baume (fiction; Ireland) writes stories and essays. “Solesearcher1” won the 2014 Davy Byrnes Short Story Award and appeared in the anthology Davy Byrnes Stories; “Dancing, or Beginning to Dance” was shortlisted for the 2014 Hennessy New Irish Writing Award. Her novel Spill Simmer Falter Wither (2015) has been shortlisted for the Edinburgh First Book Award, longlisted for The Guardian‘s first book award, and won the Warwick Prize for Writing.
Yael Neeman (fiction writer; Israel) is the author of four books, including the novels We Were the Future and Orange Tuesday (1998) and the story collection The Option (2013), nominated for the 2014 Sapir Prize for Literature. Other awards include the 2011 Book Publishers Association of Israel’s Golden Book Award and the 2015 Prime Minister’s Prize for Hebrew Writers.
Learn more about the International Writing Progam
This event is a partnership with ArtsShare, the Figge Art Museum, and the Midwest Writing Center.