Writing and Social Change [IWP Eros Atalia and Alice S. Yousef]
All Levels. What is the role of writing in laying the groundwork for social change or reshaping our social and political landscapes? How can we use our voices to speak of ills that are not our own? Two acclaimed writers from the University of Iowa’s International Writing Program will team-teach a three-hour session exploring the ways language impacts us and others, the power we have when we tell stories, and what it means to write righteously.
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Eros Atalia (fiction writer; Philippines) teaches Filipino language, journalism, and film production and theory at the University of Santo Tomas. His award-winning short story “Si Intoy Syokoy ng Kalye Marino” and novel Ligo na u, lapit na me, have been adapted as films. He received numerous awards for his essays, poems, and fiction. He is currently a doctoral student in linguistics at the University of the Philippines. His IWP participation is made possible by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State.
Alice S. Yousef (poet, translator; Palestinian Territories) regularly publishes her poetry on her blog “Blooms in Indigo,” writing on such subjects as the Middle East, the Palestinian experience, or the emotions of daily life. In addition to poetry she has published short stories and translations. She earned a Master’s in creative writing from the University of Warwick in the United Kingdom. Her IWP participation is made possible by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State.