WE THE INTERWOVEN
AN ANTHOLOGY OF BICULTURAL IOWA

 
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THE FIRST EVER
STORY COLLECTION

 FEATURING ORIGINAL STORIES FROM IMMIGRANT & FIRST-GENERATION IOWANS. 

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Written by:
Chuy Renteria, Mexican-American, of West Liberty; Sadagat Aliyeva, Azerbaijani-American, of Des Moines; & Melissa Palma, Filipino-American, of Waterloo  
Edited by: Andrea Wilson

 


WHAT READERS ARE SAYING ABOUT WE THE INTERWOVEN

"This is the first time I've seen a story in print that represents me as a Mexican-American in the Midwest."
- Serg G., West Liberty, IA

"Iowans need to read these stories and we're glad you're making it possible."- Mary W., Columbus Junction, IA

"My husband is heading to South Africa as part of a project headed by the South African government for educators and professors. He bought copies of this book for his hosts... it was the perfect to represent Iowa as globally connected."
 - Colleen K., Iowa City, IA

In addition to online, this book can be purchased in-store at Prairie Lights Bookstore in Iowa City, Beaverdale Books in Des Moines, and at other fine independent bookstores across Iowa. 

READERS' SNAPSHOTS WITH "WE THE INTERWOVEN"

This book was created through the Bicultural Iowa Writers' Fellowship, a fellowship experience designed to support emerging bicultural voices in Iowa. This program is the first of its kind in Iowa and one of few across the country that provides both training for awarded writers and the publishing of their writing.
The inaugural year was made possible by a grant from the Iowa Arts Council and the NEA. 
All book proceeds go funding the future of this program. 

“The Bicultural Writers’ Fellowship has been a marvelous vehicle for connecting writers across Iowa with resources in Iowa City. We re-affirm our support of the community-building done by the Iowa Writers’ House, especially in light of the successful inauguration of the BIWF. “
— Hugh Ferrer, Associate Director of the International Writing Program