Upcoming Events

A Half-Century of Japanese Writers in Iowa: Writing and Translating at the International Writing Program, 1967-2017

Schedule of Events

Monday, April 17

11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. | 1117 University Capitol Centre
Opening Reception and Lectures on Nakagami Kenji (IWP 1982)
with Professor Anne McKnight, Shirayuri College and Professor Eri Watanabe, Shizuoka University
Lunch provided

7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. | Shambaugh House
Fiction Reading :“Love in Transit: Borderlands in Contemporary Japanese Fiction”
with Nori Nakagami (IWP 2002) and Kyoko Yoshida (IWP 2005)

Tuesday, April 18

2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. | 1117 University Capitol Centre
Roundtable Discussion: TransPacific Poetics
with Sawako Nakayasu, translator, and Lisa Samuels, author
Refreshments provided

7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. | Prairie Lights Books
Poetry Reading: Alice Iris Red Horse, Gozo Yoshimasu (IWP 1971, 1987)
Translated by Forrest Gander, Sawako Nakayasu, and Kyoko Yoshida 

Wednesday, April 19

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. | Shambaugh House
Poetry Reading: “More Wet than Water: Two Contemporary Poets”
with Forrest Gander and Sawako Nakayasu

7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. | Theatre B, UI Theatre Building
Poetry and Multimedia Performance: “Gozo: The Medium is the Messenger”
with Gozo Yoshimasu, Forrest Gander, Sawako Nakayasu, and Kyoko Yoshida
featuring the Laptop Orchestra with Prof. Jean-François Charles, conductor and professor

Thursday, April 20

2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. | 318 Phillips Hall
Translation Workshop: “How Literature Travels: Translators Between Languages”
with Gozo Yoshimasu, Forrest Gander, Kyoko Yoshida, Nori Nakagami and Anne McKnight

6:30 p.m. - 9:50 p.m. | 2390 University Capitol Centre
Translation Workshop sponsored by Exchanges: “Translation Deep Dive: Gozo and the Sea of Translators”
with Gozo Yoshimasu, Forrest Gander, Sawako Nakayasu, and Kyoko
Dinner provided

See past Japan Foundation Grant events