The deadline has been extended to submit works for the Bicultural Iowa Writers Fellowship

Over the course of six months in 2019, the fellows chosen for the program will develop a collection of five pieces. The fellowship will culminate in the publication of the next volume of the We the Interwoven anthology. […]

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Livestream: The Green Room presents Peter Aguero on Monday, Oct. 9

At 7 p.m. on Oct. 9, The Green Room experiment culminates with a celebrity storyteller whose work is familiar to listeners of storytelling radio program the Moth: Peter Aguero. He is a Moth GrandSLAM champion, regular host of Moth shows and an instructor for the MothSHOP community program. […]

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Iowa Writers’ House hosts workshop with Iowa Poet Laureate

Writing from Start to Finish, with Mary Swander Iowa Writers’ House — Saturday, Feb. 18 at 10 a.m. – Sunday, Feb. 19 at 3:30 p.m. This weekend, the Iowa Writers’ House welcomes Iowa’s own poet laureate, Mary Swander, for a two-day workshop titled Writing from Start to Finish. The workshop is $245 for the two […]

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Former Iowa Writers’ Workshop instructor returns to town for an Iowa Writers’ House class

This weekend, the Iowa Writers’ House welcomes former Writers’ Workshop instructor Rebecca Makkai for a three-day workshop titled “The Basics of Fiction: For Newbies and Pros.” The class is designed to exercise fundamentals in a way that benefits both experienced writers and those starting from scratch. It will explore the solid architecture of narrative writing, […]

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At the second annual This Is Our Peace, the Iowa Writers’ House tackles race in the Iowa City community

This Is Our Peace: Many Races, One Iowa Uptown Bill’s — Thursday, Aug. 11 at 7 p.m. The Iowa Writers’ House is following up last year’s inaugural spoken word event (which focused on the 70th anniversary of the Nagasaki and Hiroshima bombings) with a program titled Many Races, One Iowa. Once again, the reading will […]

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Podcast review: The Fail Safe

Photo by Seth Missiaen

The Fail Safe A Podcast for Writers Failure might seem like a binary state — you are or are not a failure. But wait: The Fail Safe, a podcast that is the result of a collaboration between the Iowa Writers’ House and draft: the journal of process, wants to challenge that notion by exploring […]

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Editor, educator and novelist Mary Rakow to lead weekend workshop

Mary Rakow

Mastering Editing and Revision: A Writing Workshop Iowa Writers’ House — Friday, Apr. 22–Sunday, Apr. 24 The Iowa Writers’ House is hosting a workshop this weekend with writer Mary Rakow. In advance of this, Rakow will be reading from her novel, This is Why I Came, which was released in December. The reading will take […]

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Sabata-mpho Mokae takes workshop attendees ‘From Memory to Imagination’

Sabata-mpho Mokae

From Memory to Imagination: A Generative Writing Workshop The Iowa Writers’ House — starts Fri., Mar. 25 at 6 p.m. The Iowa Writers’ House is welcoming writer Sabata-mpho Mokae back to Iowa City, as part of his U.S. tour. The South African author, currently a doctoral candidate at Rhodes University and a creative writing lecturer […]

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