The University of Iowa

Hope Edelman

Hope Edelman is the author of eight nonfiction books, including the bestseller Motherless Daughters and the eBook Boys Like That: Two Cautionary Tales of Love. Her articles and essays have appeared in numerous publications, ranging from The New York Times, Writer’s Digest, and Real Simple to The Iowa Review,, and Assay. She is the recipient of a Pushcart Prize and a New York Times Notable Book of the Year designation, as well as honors from the Medill Hall of Achievement at Northwestern University and The University of Iowa Alumni Fellows program. Hope lives with her husband and two daughters in Los Angeles, where she is working on a new book about the long tail of grief. This is her 19th summer teaching in the Festival. 



Instructor Events

Two-Weeklong July 12 to July 24 2020
Hope Edelman

Admission to this workshop is by application only. Enrollment is limited to ten. To apply, submit twenty pages or one full chapter of your manuscript, a synopsis of five pages or fewer, and a brief statement saying what you hope to achieve in the workshop. The deadline to apply is April 7. See "Registration Information" for further details specific to the Two-Week Intensive Workshops.