University of Iowa

Eric Goodman

Eric Goodman’s fifth novel, Twelfth and Race, was published in 2012 by the University of Nebraska Press Flyover Fiction series. He is the recipient of three Ohio Arts Council fellowships as well as residencies at the Headland Center for the Arts, Ragdale, and the MacDowell Colony. Goodman has also published more than 150 articles and essays, with work appearing in the LA Times Sunday Magazine, GQ, Travel & Leisure, Saveur, and several anthologies. For the past decade, Goodman has directed the creative writing program at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.

Instructor Events

Weekend June 15 to June 16 2019
Instructor(s): 
Eric Goodman

This weekend workshop is designed for prose writers of all levels, scribblers of fiction or creative nonfiction who would like to learn how to be funny, or in many cases, funnier, on the page. Whether a writer’s intentions are ultimately serious or light-hearted, being able to make readers laugh is a sure way to attract and to hold their attention. If a writer can amuse readers they’ll follow you straight to the cash register. Just ask Sedaris. This class will be generative, beginning with short readings and exercises.

Weeklong June 16 to June 21 2019
Instructor(s): 
Eric Goodman

This is an advanced novel writing workshop. It is designed for students who are fairly far along in or have finished the draft of a novel. Each student will submit up to fifteen pages—preferably the first fifteen, but not necessarily—to be considered in workshop. We will discuss, as a group, how to go from rough draft to final draft.