Award-winning Nigerian poet, essayist, translator and author of short stories, Mr Tade Ipadeola, is participating in the International Writing Programme (IWP) Fall Residency at the University of Lowa, courtesy of the United States Department of State.

Ipadeola, the 2013 winner of the Nigeria Prize for Literature, joins 28 other accomplished writers from across the globe in the world’s oldest and largest multinational writing residency.

Over 11 weeks, Ipadeola and the other participants will give readings and lectures that share their work and cultures collaborate with artists from other genres and art forms and travel to interact with audiences and literary communities across the United States.

Also, the residency will provide the writers with a one-of-a-kind inter-cultural opportunity to forge productive relationships with colleagues and translators, and take part in the vibrant social and academic life of the University of Lowa as well as the larger American literary scene.

United States Consulate Public Affairs Officer Russell Brooks congratulated the Nigerian writer on his acceptance into the residency programme.

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