I plunged into literary and cross-cultural discussions and interactions.
BTL broadened my perspectives and allowed me to look at literary works from a different angle.”“Never in my wildest dreams would I have thought I would ever feel this way. I now know that I am valid the way I am and I don’t have to change a thing.
We are looking for participants who would like to produce written or oral texts on the themes of belonging, exclusion, and crossing borders in a group with maximum of 10 members.
The texts will be made public later in a form that will also be discussed during the workshop.
I don’t hope I’ll see these people again; I know I will.
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And if not in person, then on shelves, because the talent and promise of the writers I’ve encountered here will surely be noticed. This is just the beginning.”“Studying and writing with my international peers was beyond all my expectations.Voit ilmoittautua ryhmään lähettämällä sähköpostia osoitteeseen [email protected] sähköpostissa nimesi, ikäsi, sukupuolesi, ammatti tai koulutus, kauanko olet asunut Jyväskylässä tai sen lähistöllä, sekä millä kielillä haluaisit osallistua työpajaan.Starting in 2019, BTL will expand into two yearly summer sessions—Between the Lines: Peace and the Writing Experience, and Between the Lines: Identity and Belonging. Between the Lines: Peace and the Writing Experience is sponsored through a cooperative agreement with the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the US State Department.Alongside 10-12 American peers, 30 international participants come together for two weeks of rigorous BTL summer programming at the University of Iowa.New in 2019: In addition to Russia, eligible countries include those along the historic Silk Road land route. and international writers as their teachers, participants broaden their literary horizons, deepen their empathy and their understanding of one another’s culture, and improve their communication skills. Programming partners include the University of Iowa, Prairie Lights Bookstore, and other local groups and university departments.Posts in the following countries are invited to nominate students for the 2019 BTL program: Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, China, Egypt, Georgia, India, Iraq, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Mongolia, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. Between the Lines: Identity and Belonging is sponsored through grant funds provided by the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art’s Building Bridges Program.For two weeks in the summer, Muslim and ten non-Muslim students live as roommates in a UI residence hall, share meals together at Burge Dining, and embark on an exciting exploration of creative writing, literature, and intercultural exchange.In addition to creative writing workshops led by esteemed Muslim and non-Muslim faculty, participants attend discussions designed to work through cultural biases and promote team-building and collaboration.The workshop is run by senior researcher Nina Sääskilahti and professionals specialized in creative writing, Ph D student Katri Talaskivi and poet and publisher Olli-Pekka Tennilä. The workshop starts on 8 February at 15 (first meeting in Jyväskylä Art Museum) and meets on Thursday afternoons on a regular basis.Sign up for the workshop by emailing [email protected]