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International Writing Program Director Dr. Chris Merrill visits GUST students

17 December 2012

GUST hosted a visit from Dr. Christopher Merrill, Director of the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa. Dr. Merrill’s visit was organized by the A.M. Al-Refai Library at GUST in coordination with the Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy in Kuwait. 

Students who had published short stories, art work and poetry in GUST’s annual literary publication, Excelsior, had the opportunity to discuss the creative process with Dr. Merrill who has published four collections of poetry, five books of non-fiction and received awards for his poetry translations.  His work has been translated into twenty-five languages.  

On the whole, the visit was successful and students appreciated the useful and informative tips Dr. Merrill gave them.