International Writing Program

Call for applications

2018 Fall Residency with the International Writing Program

Deadline: March 28, 2018
Note: Open to citizens of Mauritius, Rodrigues and Seychelles only


The Embassy of the United States of America to Mauritius and Seychelles is pleased to announce a call for applications for the 2018 International Writing Program (IWP) Fall Residency, which will be hosted by the University of Iowa, United States, from August 18 -November 6, 2018.

The IWP brings approximately 35 emerging and recognized writers from around the world to Iowa City for an intensive 12-week cultural exchange.  This year, the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs expects to fund up to 15 writers worldwide.

To date, Mauritius has three IWP alumni, all of whom were nominated by U.S. Embassy Mauritius: Barlen Pyamootoo, Farhad Khoyratty and Shenaz Patel.

Click here for more information on the International Writing Program.