Welcome back; 50th anniversary of Iowa translation
Over here at Exchanges we’ve had a few delays rebooting the site for the fall semester, but we’re back now and ready for a watershed year, complete with new MFA director Aron Aji, a student editorial board of six first- and second-years, the 50th anniversary of the Iowa Translation Workshop, and grand plans to restore this publication to its original biannual status for the first time in half a decade.
Our fall semester call for proposals goes live on Sunday. If before then you’re looking to get up to some translation-related mischief around town, try one, some, or all of the local events listed below that take place in the next eight days.
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Cinematheque, Tues. Sept. 16@7:30pm, E105 AJB, 104 W. Washington St.
Cynthia Edul presents El estudiante, a 2011 Argentine drama written and directed by Santiago Mitre that tells the story of Roque, a student at the University in Buenos Aires who dedicates his time to university activism in an attempt to get close to Paula, a young teacher involved in internal university politics.
Global Express: A Night of Theatre and Writing, Thurs. Sept. 18@8pm, Theatre B, UI Theatre Building, 200 N. Riverside Dr.
UI Theater Department actors perform a marathon of fast-paced readings of literary works by IWP fall residents:
- Where Do Broken Hearts Go by Cynthia Edul (Argentina)
- Selected poems by Laurynas Katkus (Lithuania)
- Love is a Word by Mamle Kabu (Ghana)
- Selected poems by Yeow Kai Chai (Singapore)
- Performance by Omar Perez (Cuba)
- End of Skill by Mamle Kabu (Ghana)
- Down Sol Plaatje Drive by Sabata-mpho Mokae (South Africa)
- Selected poems by Sadek Mohammed (Iraq)
- Return to Haifa by Boaz Gaon (Israel)
Shambaugh House Reading Series, Fri. Sept. 19@5pm, 430 N. Clinton St.
A reading by IWP writers Sadek Mohammed (Iraq) and Abdullah Al Wesali (Saudi Arabia). Refreshments served.
Prairie Lights Reading Series, Sun. Sept. 21@4pm, 15 S. Dubuque St.
IWP residents Auguste Corteau (Greece) and Ali Cobby Eckermann (Australia) will be joined by Iowa Nonfiction MFA candidate Keanan Faruq.
Prairie Lights Reading Series, Tues. Sept. 23@5pm, 15 S. Dubuque St.
UI Ida Beam Distinguished Visiting Professor Maureen Freely, a novelist, journalist, translator, activist, and the new chair of English PEN, will read and talk about her fiction and translation. English PEN is the founding center of a global literary network that works to defend and promote free expression, and to remove barriers to literature.