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Student Speaker Series

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You’ve attended IWP lectures before. Now it’s your turn to be the speaker.

The IWP Student Speaker Series features the research of the IWP student body.

With the goal of providing IWP students with the opportunity to present a research paper of their choosing to the greater IWP community and general public, this initiative seeks to provide an environment in which IWP students engage with and respond to one another’s work, following which the floor is opened to discussion.

View past student speakers.


IWP students enrolled in MA and Certificate programs are invited to submit research.

To be considered, papers must have been written and graded as a part of the IWP curriculum,
and must have received a grade of either A or A-.

A signed Statement of Recommendation* from the IWP professor who graded the paper must be obtained by the student and submitted with the research paper. This statement should:

– Verify the validity of the student’s research,
– Confirm that all necessary edits have been made, and
– Recommend the paper to be presented to the IWP community.

Please e-mail submissions and/or questions to

*Please note that a professor’s recommendation does not constitute academic approval for an event.