University of Iowa

Nurturing a Daily Writing Practice

Weekend June 16 to June 17 2018

As any writing instructor worth her salt will tell you, the key to developing as a writer is devoting your time and energy to the craft. But, as any busy budding writer might attest, that time can often be difficult to come by in the hustle and bustle of modern life. In this workshop, writers will learn strategies for cultivating a healthy daily writing practice. Specially-designed writing prompts will challenge you to make the time in your everyday life for your creative ambitions; feedback from fellow writers will help you to sharpen your skills; and group discussions of a variety of different published work will help you become more aware of the literary community that awaits you. Beginners and pros alike are welcome. The focus of this workshop will be on generating fresh, new work and healthy, new strategies. 

Fiction
Nonfiction
Short Story
Essay
Multi-Genre/Genre-Bender