The Eleventh Hour

Please Note:  A complete schedule of Eleventh Hour events will be posted here in June, at the beginning of the Festival.

The Eleventh Hour Series is comprised of hour-long presentations at 11:00 a.m. each weekday of the Festival. The series features issues of special interest to writers, including aspects of craft, process, the writing life, and publishing. Past topics have included “Talking It Out: Writing As Conversation,” “Creative Nonfiction for the Visual Learner,” and “How Poets See the World: The Art of Description.”


The Eleventh Hour features a different presenter each day. Specific descriptions are posted on our website at the beginning of the sessions. The Eleventh Hour is free and open to the public as well as Festival participants.


To listen to podcasts of past lectures, visit The Writing University: The Iowa Summer Writing Festival.