Saturday, April 6, 2024

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  1:00 PM
  FilmScene Theater 3

Frictions Media & UI Nonfiction Writing Program Panel Discussion

Venue: FilmScene Theater 3

Date: Saturday, April 6

Doors: 1 p.m.

1 PM- 1:45 PM

Admission: Free and open to the public

Featuring Walid Rachedi, writer and Managing Editor of Paris-based Frictions Media, Lionel Ruffel, Professor of Comparative Literature at Université Paris 8, Lynne Nugent, writer and editor-in-chief of the Iowa Review, as well as students from Frictions + UI. The panel moderator will be Sarah Minor.

A showcase of transnational nonfiction podcasts and audio literature.

This event will be a discussion and feature of nonfiction podcasts and audio literature, including examples of the genre made by both English-speaking writers from the University of Iowa and French-Speaking writers from the University of Paris 8. In this series of podcasts, published by Frictions Media through a collaboration between two MFA programs, writers responded to the theme of “belonging” by recording work about topics like disability, queerness, accents, and modes of welcome.

 The event will feature a discussion of the craft of “writing for the ear,” strategies for successful podcast production, and a consideration of what it means to write for a global audience. The participants will play 2-3 minute clips from their published podcasts throughout the group discussion.