Writing Program Alumna Extols Cross-cultural Communication

Public Affairs Shanghai invited novelist Ms. Zhou Jianing, a returned alumna of the 2016 International Writing Program (IWP), to give a talk at the Shanghai American Center about her experience attending the IWP at the University of Iowa, one of the world’s most well-known IWP programs. Ms. Zhou briefed the 60 literature fans on the history of the IWP program, shared her personal IWP stories and highlighted the importance of cross-cultural communication for broadening people’s perspectives and facilitating mutual understanding. She called her three-month IWP experience at University of Iowa the most precious and unforgettable experience of her life.