Please join us for the first Fall 2016 reading with this year’s residents at the UI’s International Writing Program. These readings are held (most) Sundays at 4pm and feature two of the visiting international writers and one writer from the UI’s Fiction, Poetry or Non-Fiction workshops. Come to hear and meet writers from all over the world!
Henriikka Tavi (poet, fiction writer, translator; Finland) teaches creative writing, writes children’s fiction, and translates poetry and academic work into Finnish. She is a founding member of Poesia, a poetry publishing cooperative, and the author of Kaksitoista, an experimental poetry book project. She participates courtesy of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State.
Hensli Rahn Solórzano (musician, fiction writer; Venezuela) is the author of story collections, Crónicamente Caracas (2008) and Dinero fácil (2014), named the “best Venezuelan short story book of the year” by El Universal. A regular contributor to literary journals and news sites, including Contrapunto, Sacven, and Prodavinci, he is also a songwriter; his band Autopista Sur released the album Caracas se quema in 2008. He is currently based in Berlin, Germany. He participates courtesy of the U.S. Embassy in Caracas.
Hodna Nuernberg holds an MFA in Literary Translation and an MA in Francophone World Studies, both from the University of Iowa. She translates primarily from French and Spanish, but has also published several co-translations from Arabic.