Ghanaian author Waterz Yidana selected among 30 writers for International Writing Program (IWP) in USA

0
  • A young Ghanaian writer, Waterz Yidana, has become the 7th Ghanaian in history to win a prestigious honor
  • Madman and The Drunkards author has been selected to join the International Writing Program
  • Waterz Yidana describes this as the biggest achievement he has had so far in life

New Feature: Find out the news exactly for you ➡️ find the “Recommended for you” block and enjoy!

Waterz Yidana, an accomplished young writer from Ghana, has won what he describes as his greatest achievement to date in his career as a scribe.

A report on the verified Facebook handle of United States Embassy in Ghana indicates that the author of Madman and The Drunkards was selected as part of the International Writing Program (IWP).

The International Writing Program is an annual residency organized by the University of Iowa for writers, each session brings together a cohort of approximately 30 writers from around the world.

Read also

A smart lady gets an engineering degree from the University of Nebraska; many react to his graduation photos

Waterz Yidana
Ghanaian author Waterz Yidana selected among 30 writers for International Writing Program (IWP) in USA
Source: UGC

It is generally considered the pinnacle of writers’ residencies, justified by the fact that the University of Iowa is the first academic institution to run a master’s degree in creative writing which began in 1936.

PAY ATTENTION: Follow us on instagram – Receive the most important news directly in your favorite application!

Each session brings together a cohort of approximately 30 writers from around the world. It is generally considered the pinnacle of writers’ residencies, justified by the fact that the University of Iowa is the first academic institution to run a master’s degree in creative writing which began in 1936.

With 17 alumni winning the coveted Pullitzer Prize, UI’s MFA has more than proven its worth. Several winners of the Nobel Prize in Literature are alumni of this program. The residency is in its 55th year and has hosted over 1,500 writers.

“This is without a doubt my greatest achievement as a writer and I am indebted to the U.S. Embassy in Ghana and the University of Iowa for this new chapter. It is humbling but undeniably exhilarating. J ‘m looking forward to learning so much as I come together with other writers for this new breath of knowledge sharing,” he indicated.

Read also

A chasm bigger than a tennis court has Chile perplexed

New feature: Find out the news exactly for you ➡️ find the “Recommended for you” block and enjoy!

Source: YEN.com.gh

Share.

Comments are closed.