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Weeklong workshops begin Sunday evening with a light dinner, orientation, and the first class meeting. For the rest of the week, workshops meet each afternoon, Monday through Friday, from 2:00-5:00. Mornings are reserved for The Eleventh Hour Series, and for writing, revising, and annotating manuscripts in preparation for your workshop. Your conference with your instructor may be scheduled in this time, too.

Sunday Evening--Hotel Vetro Lehman Ballroom, 2nd Floor (Exception: Registration/Orientation will be at the Iowa City Sheraton Hotel Sunday night, June 25)

6:30–7:30 p.m.  Registration and light dinner

7:30 p.m.  Large-group orientation and welcome

8:00 p.m.  First class meeting


7:30–11:00 a.m.  Coffee and conversation downtown. Time to write, read, critique manuscripts--Bread Garden Market, 225 S. Linn Street, next to the Sheraton

11:00 a.m.  The Eleventh Hour Series. Presentations on topics of interest to writers--Phillips Hall, Iowa Avenue & Clinton Street

2:00–5:00 p.m.  Individual groups in workshop session--Schaeffer & Maclean Halls, left of the Old Capitol (look for the gold dome)


Weeklong sessions include the following events:


5:30 p.m.  Festival reception--Prairie Lights Books, 2nd Floor Cafe, 15 S. Dubuque Street


7:00 p.m.  Open Mike: readings by participants--Beadology, 220 E. Washington Street


6:00 p.m.  All-Festival dinner--Iowa Memorial Union, 2nd Floor Ballroom




8:30–9:30 a.m.  Registration and light breakfast--Old Capitol Museum, Iowa Avenue and Clinton Street (look for the gold dome)

9:30 a.m.  Large-group orientation and welcome

10:00 a.m.  Meet in individual workshops--Shaeffer Hall

Noon–2:00 p.m.  Lunch on your own; read, write, critique manuscripts

2:00–4:00 p.m.  Meet in individual workshops--Shaeffer Hall

Break for dinner on your own

7:00 p.m.  Open Mike: Readings by participants--High Grounds Cafe, 301 E. Market Street (corner of Market and Linn Streets)



9:00-11:00 a.m.  Meet in individual workshops--Shaeffer Hall

11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.  Lunch on your own; read, write, critique manuscripts

1:00–3:00 p.m.  Meet in individual workshops--Shaeffer Hall


Note: It is possible to take a weeklong and weekend workshop in succession, and participants routinely do so. They do not overlap.