Call for Applications: The International Writing Program (IWP) 2019 Summer Writing Camp

“BETWEEN THE LINES (BTL): Peace and the Writing Experience” residency program in Iowa City from July 13-27, 2019. Application deadline: March 8, 2019.

Since 2008, Between the Lines (BTL) has hosted young writers at the University of Iowa for a cultural exchange program that focuses on the art and craft of creative writing. Participants, aged 15-18, come together in Iowa City for an intensive two-week session. During this session, they live in campus dorms and spend their days in creative writing workshops and global literature seminars designed to broaden their literary horizons and deepen their empathy for an understanding of one another’s identities and stories. All program activities will be in English and will include writing workshops, group and individual writing assignments, world literature seminars, cultural visits, and other local events.

Ideal candidates are talented young writers who show promise to become future literary figures in their respective countries.  Students must be between the ages of 15-18 as of July 13, 2019, proficient in English (reading, writing, and speaking), and able to participate effectively in intercultural exchange.  The nomination team will consider gender, geographic, ethnic and linguistic diversity.

Interested candidates should send an email and attachments to with the subject “BTL 2019 nomination for US Embassy, Kathmandu” before March 8, 2019.

Download application form. IWP-Program-Announcement-BTL-2019 Application-form.pdf (233KB)