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 09 to June 14 2019
Instructor(s): 
Kate Aspengren

This workshop is for playwrights who have a play at some stage of development. The writing we do as playwrights is intended primarily for the ear, so it’s essential to hear our work read in order to see if we’ve achieved what we intended. 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 use that for further revision.