Iowa Summer Writing Festival

Iowa City, Iowa, United States


Details
Jun 9 - Jul 28, 2013

Conference

APPLICATION DEADLINE:July 28, 2013
TUITION / COST:$590 per weeklong workshop, $305 per weekend workshop
SCHOLARSHIP:None Available

CONTACT: Amy Margolis, Director
PHONE: 319-335-4160
EMAIL: iswfestival@uiowa.edu
WEBSITE: www.uiowa.edu/~iswfest

The University of Iowa Summer Writing Festival offers 140 weeklong and weekend workshops across the genres in June and July. Writers at all levels are welcome.

Since 1987, the Iowa Summer Writing Festival has welcomed to the campus of The University of Iowa writers from 18 to 94 years of age, from all 50 states and from every continent. Most of us come to the workshop table from other areas of expertise, other lives. These include law, journalism, parenthood, medicine, education, performance, diplomacy, social work, pastoral care, farming, and lollygagging. We come together across the genres and at every level of literary practice with a common purpose and in a common enterprise. We come as writers. This is the only assumption we make about you, whether you arrive here with the third draft of your novel, a message in a bottle, or a line you’ve written to yourself on your hand. The Iowa Summer Writing Festival is proud to belong to Iowa City—a UNESCO City of Literature in the Creative Cities Network. Iowa City has long been a haven for writers, and The University of Iowa our ancestral home.

The 27th Festival begins June 9 and runs through July 28. Registration is now open. Workshops are limited to 12 people each and do fill. We recommend that you register early.

The Iowa Summer Writing Festival is an opportunity for you to share your work in a community that wishes it well. It's a long conversation we've been having in Iowa City. We invite you to pull up a chair.


Faculty

Featured Writers Include:

2013 faculty including Mary Allen, Arda Collins, Amber Dermont, Hope Edelman, Richard Jackson, Rebecca Johns, Jacqueline Briggs Martin, Beau O'Reilly, Mark Jude Poirier, Elizabeth Robinson, Anthony Varallo, and Jeff Vintar.


Genres

Poetry, Fiction, Creative nonfiction, Playwriting, Screenwriting, Children's literature


Location

Iowa Summer Writing Festival
C215 Seashore Hall
The University of Iowa
Iowa City
Iowa, United States
52242-1402



Iowa Summer Writing Festival

Since 1987, the Iowa Summer Writing Festival has welcomed to the campus of The University of Iowa writers from 18 to 94 years of age, from all 50 states and from every continent. Most of us come to the workshop table from other areas of expertise, other lives. These include law, journalism, parenthood, medicine, education, performance, diplomacy, social work, pastoral care, farming, and lollygagging. We come together across the genres and at every level of literary practice with a common purpose and in a common enterprise. We come as writers. This is the only assumption we make about you, whether you arrive here with the third draft of your novel, a message in a bottle, or a line you’ve written to yourself on your hand. The Iowa Summer Writing Festival is proud to belong to Iowa City—a UNESCO City of Literature in the Creative Cities Network. Iowa City has long been a haven for writers, and The University of Iowa our ancestral home.

The Festival offers 140 weeklong and weekend workshops across the genres, including novel, short story, poetry, essay, memoir, humor, playwriting, screenwriting, travel, science fiction, and writing for children. Writers at all levels are welcome.

The 27th Festival begins June 9 and runs through July 28. Registration is now open. Workshops are limited to 12 people each and do fill. We recommend that you register early.