Four internationally recognized authors, (clockwise) Jeremy Tiang, Francisco Suniaga, Fabienne Kanor and Ajit Baral will visit Upper Iowa University October 25 to read from their works and conduct a writing workshop.
FAYETTE, Iowa (October 21, 2011) – Upper Iowa University will host four internationally known authors this week during the International Authors Event. Jeremy Tiang, Fabienne Kanor, Ajit Baral and Francisco Suniaga, are on the UIU campus to conduct a creative writing workshop on Tuesday, October 25. That evening, they will share readings from their works in the UIU Student Center Ballroom.
The creative writing workshop will began at 3:30 p.m. in Liberal Arts Room 210 and will end at 4:45 p.m. Any writers who have an interest in writing short stories, novels, personal essays, poems, plays or movie scripts are welcome. The workshop will discuss how to write creatively, the creative writing process, and the road to publishing and how to get on it. The public reading will be held 6 to 8 p.m.
The UIU International Authors Event is sponsored by the Writing Center with support from International Programs and Liberal Arts.
Featured authors are Jeremy Tiang, Fabienne Kanor, Ajit Baral and Francisco Suniaga, who are currently guest authors in the University of Iowa International Writing Program.
Jeremy Tiang is a fiction writer, playwright, and translator from Singapore. Tiang has acted in nearly 30 stage, television, and film productions. Tiang's plays Polyglottalstop (2008), A Dream of Red Pavilions (2008), and Godshaped Hole (2010) were staged in London, England and Operation Opera (2003) in Singapore. Tiang's story Trondheim won the NAC Golden Point Award. Tiang has also led theatre and creative writing workshops, translated plays from the Chinese, and contributed film, theatre, and book reviews to The Quarterly Literary Review Singapore, Straits Times, The Arts Magazine, and The Flying Inkpot. Tiang's participation in IWP is made possible by a grant from the Singapore National Arts Council.
Fabienne Kanor is a novelist and filmmaker from France. Kanor is the author of four novels, which include Les Chiens ne font pas des chats (2008), Anticorps (2010), and Le Jour où la mer a disparu (2008). Kanor received the Fetkann Award for her novel D'Eaux Douces (2004), and the RFO Literary Award for Humus (2006). Kanor has also made a number of short documentaries and films, including C'est qui l'homme?, winner of the Best Screenplay Award at the Angers Film Festival in 2008. She has worked as a reporter at France 3, Radio Nova (Paris), and International French Radio RFI. She is completing her fifth novel and a screenplay for the feature-length film Derriére le morne. Kanor participates in IWP courtesy of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State.
Ajit Baral is a fiction and nonfiction writer from Nepal. Baral runs a publishing house and bookstore in Kathmandu. He has published Interviews Across Time and Space (2007), a collection of conversations with international writers, and The Lazy Conman and Other Stories: Folktales from Nepal (2009). Baral is also the co-editor of the short story collection New Nepal, New Voices (2008), and a coordinator, until recently, of the literary supplement Akshar of Nagarik Daily. His writings appear in national journals, international magazines and book volumes. He participates in IWP courtesy of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State.
Francisco Suniaga is a novelist, fiction and nonfiction writer from Venezuela. Suniaga was a lawyer and university instructor of international politics and law, and served in the United Nations transitory administration of East Timor, before publishing his first work of fiction, and taking on the editorship of Exxito, a monthly economics and politics magazine. Suniaga is the author of novels La otraisla [The Other Island] (2005), also translated into German, and El pasajero de Truman [Truman's Passenger] (2008), a volume of nonfiction, Pequeños, talentosos y esforzados [Little, Talented and Hardworking] (2009) and the short story collection Margarita infant [Infant Margarita] (2010). He participates in IWP courtesy of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State.
For complete information on IWP and the international authors, visit: http://iwp.uiowa.edu/ to see samples of the authors' works.
Monica Bayer Heaton
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