International Writing Program (IWP) Panel Discussion Series: “Specter of Professionalization"

International Writing Program 4/1 Panel
April 1, 2022 - 12:00pm
Iowa City Public Library
Meeting Room A

Our first event in our Friday Iowa City Public Library series for Spring 2022!

Join International Writing Program (IWP) writers-in-residence and members of the public in person (Iowa City Public Library, Meeting Room A) or online (livestreamed at for a panel discussion of "The Specter of Professionalization."

In contrast to traditionally self-directed pathways into literary creativity— “the call of the Muse” -–today’s literary producers are ever more like athletes: trained, practicing, coached, competing, hoping to win… How have you approached the specter of professionalization in your own writing?

Current IWP 2022 Spring Residents on the panel:

Luíza FAZIO (screenwriting, fiction; Brazil)

Yasser ABDELHAFEZ (novelist, journalist, editor; Egypt)

Jidanun LEE (fiction writer; Thailand)

More about them here:

Event is free & all are invited!


Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please call the IWP in advance at (319) 335-0128.