International Writing Program (IWP) Shambaugh House Reading Series
Location: @ Shambaugh House
Iowa City’s best multi-lingual reading series with bagels! Voices from around the world fill historic Shambaugh House, IWP HQ.
IWP Fall Residents Reading Oct. 19:
Bayasgalan BATSUURI (poet, translator; Mongolia) has published 12 books of translation from English to Mongolian. Her English-language poetry collection Rain of the 13th Month came out in 2009; her poetry is widely anthologized. The founder of the publishing house Tagtaa, which aims to broaden gender representation in literature, in 2017 she was named Best Cultural Professional by the Minister of Education, Culture, and Science. She participates in the IWP Fall Residency courtesy of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State. http://bayasgaland.blogspot.com/, https://tagtaa.mn/
TAKIGUCHI Yūshō (fiction writer, Japan) writes stories about individual and collective memory, marked by a roaming, omniscient narrative voice and multiple temporalities. His novella Resonance (Gakki) won the 2011 Shincho Prize for New Writers; in 2015, his novella The Jimi Hendrix Experience was nominated for the Akutagawa Prize; in 2016 Takiguchi won that award for The Unceasing (Shinde inai mono). His participation is made possible by an endowed gift from William B. Quarton.