The University of Iowa

Kate Aspengren

Kate Aspengren (M.F.A., The University of Iowa Playwrights Workshop) has taught writing at The University of Iowa, Coe College, Grinnell College, and Cornell College. Her plays include FlyerRule of NinesOur Lady of Route 52, and The Ballad of Cowgirl Christy. Her work has been published by Samuel French, Inc., produced throughout the United States and Canada, and translated for international production. She holds an annual writing residency at Tower Hill School in Wilmington, Delaware, where her adaptation of Madeleine L’Engel’s A Wrinkle in Time was produced. Kate’s middle-grade novel, Ashley Templeton is Ruining My Life, was recently published by Foreverland Press.

Instructor Events

Weeklong June 14 to June 19 2020
Kate Aspengren

This workshop is for playwrights who have completed (at least) the first draft of a play. We'll read excerpts aloud from each play and give thoughtful, specific feedback to the playwright. The goal is to hear what you've written and to utilize that for future revision. As time permits, there will also be overnight and in-class writing to help illuminate work-in-progress and/or to generate new writing.

In this workshop, we will critique writing you bring from home.