José Donoso Series

José Donoso Series

 

the photograph is on black and white, it portrays the face of a bearded man wearing glasses with full rim
José Donoso, 1967

 

Founded in 2020, the José Donoso Series is a program of readings and conferences by distinguished visiting writers who focus their work with students on the creative process. The Series was created in homage to the Chilean writer José Donoso, who taught at the University of Iowa in the 1960s and later participated in the International Writing Program, and who was the first person to raise the idea of a creative writing program in Spanish at this University. Donoso, in addition to being a novelist, was a prominent writer of journals detailing his own creative process. The University of Iowa Special Collections and Archives holds “the José Donoso Papers,” a collection that includes correspondence, notebooks, and manuscripts.

 

The Colombian writer Giuseppe Caputo, a graduate of our MFA, was the first guest in this Series.

You can watch one of his events here:

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xzB1rZm2f2I&t=2s