Christopher Merrill, Karim Alrawi, Kyoko Yoshida, Natasa Duruvicova and Vivek Shanbhag in conversation with Chandrahas Choudhury

 

Can creativity be primed? How is self-expression disciplined into meaningful writing? The International Writing Program at the University of Iowa is a much-celebrated creative writing residency. For more than 50 years, emerging as well as distinguished writers have gone to work on their manuscripts and exchange ideas with many of them going on to publish award-winning writing. Christopher Merrill, Karim Alwari, Kyoko Yoshida, Natasa Duruvicova and Vivek Shanbhag in conversation with Chandrahas Choudhury discuss the key to boosting this creative prowess and explore the ways it is altered when in direct confrontation with others’ work.