IWP Panel Discussion: Speaking Freely?

By definition, being a writer depends on having speech be free. Yet freedom of speech is understood and valued very differently across historical moments, cultures, and contexts; the concept of “hate speech” stands in sharp contradiction to that of “freedom of expression.” What is a writer’s responsibility in the domain between these two poles?

The International Writing Program (IWP) is a unique conduit for the world’s literatures, connecting well-established writers from around the globe, bringing international literature into classrooms, introducing American writers to other cultures through reading tours, and serving as a clearinghouse for literary news and a wealth of archival and pedagogical materials.

Friday, October 4, 11 a.m. Iowa City Public Library, 123 S. Linn St., Iowa City, IA 52240