From We The Interwoven: Volume 2

Get to know the writers of We the Interwoven: Volume 2. Click on any image to read excerpts from their stories.

Dawson Davenport

Rana Hewezi

Antonia Rivera

Ajla Disdarević

Anthony Mielke


Sarah Elgatian

Hieu Pham


From We The Interwoven

Click on any image to read excerpts from each of the contributors to We The Interwoven: Volume 1. 

Sadagat Aliyeva

Melissa Palma

Chuy Renteria

Editorial Team



Alisha Jeddeloh is the Associate Director of the Iowa Writers’ House and assistant editor of the We the Interwoven series. She grew up on a farm outside Fairfield, Iowa, home to both cornfields and the golden domes of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi and his university. The culture clash between groups led her to see difference as a catalyst for creativity and new ways of being, and that experience continues to inform her work as a writer and editor today. She lives in Iowa City, Iowa, with her family, where she is currently working on a novel that explores community and belonging.



Andrea Wilson is the founder and Executive Director of the Iowa Writers’ House, the creator of the Bicultural Iowa Writers’ Fellowship and the series editor of We the Interwoven. She grew up in Columbus Junction, a small Iowa farming community experiencing a cultural shift from the meat-packing industry and seasonal agricultural work. In her early adulthood, she lived in Toronto, Canada, and began to write cultural stories. She traveled and lived throughout Latin America before returning to Iowa City and founding the Writers’ House. She is dedicated to working with underrepresented voices and helping them tell their stories.