University of Iowa

Sarah Strickley

Sarah Anne Strickley is the author of Fall Together (Gold Wake Press, 2018). She’s a recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing fellowship, an Ohio Arts grant, a Glenn Schaeffer Award from the International Institute of Modern Letters, and other honors. Her stories and essays have appeared in Oxford American, A Public Space, Witness, Harvard Review, Gulf Coast, The Southeast Review, The Normal School, Ninth Letter, Hotel Amerika, and elsewhere. She’s a graduate of The University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop and earned her Ph.D. from the University of Cincinnati. She teaches creative writing and serves as faculty editor of Miracle Monocle at the University of Louisville. She lives in Kentucky with her husband, the writer Ian Stansel, and their daughters.

 

Instructor Events

Weekend July 13 to July 14 2019
Instructor(s): 
Sarah Strickley

Every novel begins with a great idea, but not every great idea makes for a compelling novel. How do you know if your idea is strong enough to sustain a book-length work? What are the tried-and-true methods for transforming ideas into pages? In this weekend workshop, the focus will be carefully laying the groundwork for the composition of a novel. We’ll pre-write our way through our cast of characters, our major plot points, and our thematic concerns; we’ll learn the value of an outline; and we’ll experiment with voice and point of view.

Weekend July 20 to July 21 2019
Instructor(s): 
Sarah Strickley

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 weekend workshop, writers will learn strategies for cultivating a healthy daily writing practice.