Dear friends, we invite university students and young professionals to attend a virtual session “The Art of Writing” with our special guest, Christopher Merrill, Director of the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa.
You will learn how to make your writing persuasive through a step-by-step writing process, and find out about storytelling techniques. Mr. Merrill will introduce you to the kind of workshop model that helped to make Iowa City the first UNESCO City of Literature in the New World. Christopher Merrill has published seven collections of poetry, including Watch Fire, for which he received the Lavan Younger Poets Award from the Academy of American Poets; many edited volumes and translations; and six books of nonfiction, among them, Only the Nails Remain: Scenes from the Balkan Wars, Things of the Hidden God: Journey to the Holy Mountain, and Self-Portrait with Dogwood. His writings have been translated into nearly forty languages; his journalism appears widely; his honors include a Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres from the French government, numerous translation awards, and fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial and Ingram Merrill Foundations. As director of the University of Iowa’s International Writing Program since 2000, Merrill has conducted cultural diplomacy missions to more than fifty countries. He served on the U.S. National Commission for UNESCO from 2011-2018; in April 2012 President Barack Obama appointed him to the National Council on the Humanities.
The event will be held via Zoom platform on June 7 at 17.00 CEST (18.00 Kyiv time)
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.