University of Iowa

Ian Stansel

Ian Stansel is the author of a novel, The Last Cowboys of San Geronimo, and a short story collection, Everybody’s Irish, which was a finalist for the PEN/Bingham Prize for debut fiction. He teaches creative writing at the University of Louisville.

Instructor Events

Weeklong June 17 to June 22 2018

We often write short stories by the seats of our pants, with a combination of intuition and curiosity. In fact, this might be the best way to approach a short piece of prose. But a longer work is a different animal. While all writing should be a process of discovery, for many writers a novel needs a bit more planning. In this class, we will examine the structures of several (rather short) novels and discuss the choices made by the authors.