The University of Iowa

Nurturing a Healthy Writing Practice

Weeklong July 19 to July 24 2020

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 weeklong workshop, writers will learn strategies for cultivating a healthy writing practice. The arrival of writing prompts in your inbox will challenge you to make the time in your everyday life for your creative ambitions; feedback from your peers will help you to sharpen your skills; and group discussions of a variety of different published works will help you to become more aware of the literary community that awaits you. The focus of this workshop will be generative, but writers may bring extant materials to the table.


In this workshop, we will generate new writing through exercises and assignments; critique writing you bring from home; provide feedback on writing you produce in our week.

All Genres