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Calling On All Professional Writers!
March 30, 2020


Are you a Belgian professional writer, aged between 21 and 65? Do you want to participate in the Fall Residency of the world-renowned Iowa 2020 International Writing Program (IWP)? Do you want to spend a few months in the U.S. for a workshop with other emerging and recognized writers from August 30 till November 17, 2020?

Info about the workshop: Program activities will provide international writers with opportunities to engage with the U.S. creative economy and culture and encourage American writers to connect with priority foreign audiences.  IWP’s host institution, the University of Iowa, is also home to the world-renowned Iowa Writers’ Workshop. In 2008, Iowa City became the first UNESCO City of Literature in the United States, the third such city in the world.

More info on: https://iwp.uiowa.edu/residency

Writers must be Belgians or permanent residents of Belgium (US citizens are not eligible) and they must provide the following information:

  • literary-focused CV
  • bio (not more than 1 page)
  • writing sample in English (between 10-15 pages)
  • scan of passport
  • short essay (max 500 words) on “How to have a positive impact on today’s society in times of social distancing.”

Send your application before April 8, 2020 to: usembassybe.iwp2020@gmail.com