News & Events from the English Department at Western Michigan University
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Pakistani ambassador a guest of the 2009 Prague Summer Program
l-r: Krista Katrovas, Professor Richard Katrovas, the ambassador with his family and Professor Stuart Dybek at a party the ambassador hosted in his home for PSP participants and faculty on July 22
The Ambassador of Pakistan to the Czech Republic, H.E. Mr. Athar Mahmood, was invited to participate as a special guest in the 2009 Prague Summer Program hosted by Western Michigan University in partnership with Charles University.
The four-week program ran from July 4 to July 31 and included 95 students from WMU and all corners of the United States.
The Ambassador greatly appreciated participating in workshops conducted by PSP Director Professor Richard Katrovas in creative nonfiction writing, and the PSP fiction workshop led by Professor Melissa Pritchard of Arizona State University. The ambassador said he found the program to be extremely useful and productive not only for writers, but also for those interested in the art of creative writing.