University of Iowa

BK Loren

BK Loren’s novel Theft won the Mountains and Plains Bookseller Award, the Willa Literary Award, and the Dana Award for the novel, and was a finalist in many other national contests. Her collection of essays, Animal, Mineral, Radical, won the Colorado Book Award, and essays in the book have garnered numerous fellowships and awards on their own. Her shorter works have appeared in Orion Magazine, Parabola, and the Best Spiritual Writing of 2012, among others. She teaches internationally at universities, conferences and festivals. She attended The University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and she looks forward to her time in Iowa City with aspiring writers and friends.

Instructor Events

Weekend July 20 to July 21 2019
Instructor(s): 
BK Loren

A novel, story, memoir, or essay—whatever form you choose—is a three-dimensional space the reader enters upon reading the first word. At least, it should be. We get stuck when we see our work as words on a page, and the revision process suffers from this flat approach.

Weeklong July 21 to July 26 2019
Instructor(s): 
BK Loren

Is your writing a little stiff? Does it need to take a breath? Or is it not as strong as you want it to be, or as balanced and flexible? This generative class will offer numerous exercises to strengthen your writing while also making your words more flexible and “natural” on the page. Plan on writing a lot, learning a lot, and because yoga-writing is a mind-body experience, also plan on learning a bit of brain science as it applies to your writing. This is not a workshop.