Room 220 is delighted to continue its longstanding relationship with the University of Iowa’s International Writing Program by presenting a distinguished cadre of its writers for a reading at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 29, in the Black Box Theater on the New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts’ Bywater campus (2800 Chartres St.).
This event, which is co-hosted by NOCCA, will mark the fifth year in a row that Room 220 has partnered with the IWP, which brings each class of its writers-in-residence on (get out of the corn-) field trips to New Orleans and San Francisco. The writers—who come to Iowa from around the world and are often well-known literary figures in their home countries—spend several days seeing the sights and visiting local high school classrooms.
The Sept. 29 reading, which is free and open to the public, will feature four excellent writers from this year’s group. You can see bios for the entire IWP 2015 class here.