Creative Writing Summer Institute program for students from South Asia

Hello again from Iowa City,

I last wrote to you earlier this year when I was promoting and recruiting for the inaugural session of the International Writing Program’s Summer Institute (SI). I can report that the first year was a grand success. Now, we seek to make the program even better in 2020. It is my sincere hope you will help us accomplish this by sharing the information in this email about the SI with your colleagues and students.

Attached you will find the SI 2020 program poster (image and pdf formats) to distribute and post as you please.

Additionally, I’m including the Summer Institute web pages where all program information can be found, including application details: Application details. Should you or others have questions, do send me an email at

The Summer Institute is an immersive two-week creative writing and cultural exchange program held in Iowa City, Iowa, U.S., a UNESCO City of Literature, for participants age 18-22 from Pakistan, India, and the U.S. Students from all disciplines – the arts, humanities, sciences, and everything in between – are welcome to apply! This program is free for accepted applicants, and will focus on creative writing and the power of narrative. Attendees take part in master classes in the craft of writing, in collaborative workshops focused on their creative work, and in activities designed to forge new lines of understanding and shared purpose among its community of writers. The Summer Institute is an opportunity to see writing as a form of action – a personally-empowering skill that can be employed for social change.

Wishing you all the best,


Peter Gerlach, PhD
Summer Institute Coordinator
International Writing Program
The University of Iowa
Shambaugh House | 430 North Clinton Street | Iowa City, IA 52242
319.335.3281 | peter-gerlach@uiowa.

Official Link for details:

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