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Nearly all of the workshops in the Festival are designed to be appropriate for writers across the range of skill levels. They vary significantly, though, in terms of locus in the creative process. When choosing a workshop, you should not attempt to place yourself as a writer; rather, place the work you want to focus on in your time here. For example, if you are dealing with issues that arise in later drafts, you might want to look at workshops that deal with aspects of revision or workshops devoted to giving feedback on pages participants bring from home. If you are starting a new project, or your project has stalled out, or you’re returning to the page after a long silence, or you’re crossing genres, a course that is devoted to generating new work through guided exercises and assignments might be a better fit. The clearer you are about your goals for your time here, the easier it will be to choose the best workshop for you. If you need help, call the Festival office at 319-335-4160, and we will be happy to talk to you about your options. We’ve logged a lot of miles in these waters. You will help us guide you by studying the descriptions and narrowing your choices before we speak.