The University of Iowa

Tricia Park

Tricia Park is a concert violinist and writer. The recipient of an Avery Fisher Career Grant, she has appeared in concert on five continents. She is the Co-Founder and Artistic Director of MusicIC, an Iowa City-based festival that explores the connections between music and literature. She is the founding member of the award-winning Solera Quartet, recently praised as “intoxicating” by The New York Times. She also plays in the violin-fiddle duo Tricia & Taylor and is the producer/host of a podcast called “Is it Recess Yet? Confessions of a Former Child Prodigy.” Tricia is a graduate of the Juilliard School and received an M.F.A. from the Writing Program at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her writing has appeared in Cleaver Magazine, Alyss, and F Newsmagazine.

Instructor Events

Weekend July 18 to July 19 2020
Instructor(s): 
Tricia Park

In this generative workshop, we will explore the possibilities of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, plays and hybrid practices. We will read selected texts and generate new work through many writing exercises, as well as offer sharing of work and constructive feedback. The texts in this class are focused on the Asian American experience, with the understanding that the category of “Asian American” is an imprecise container, attempting to hold groups with vastly different languages, cultures, and histories.

Weekend July 25 to July 26 2020
Instructor(s): 
Tricia Park

For many of us, the hardest part is not getting to the writing desk but knowing what to do once we’re there. How do we develop a writing practice? How do we face the void of uncertainty that faces us as we stare into the blank page? Often, you may think that a writing practice requires tremendous blocks of time which—let’s face it—most of us can’t often find in the busyness of daily life. However, what if we can still move forward, monitoring consistency rather than volume to track our progress. What if “tiny wins” on a regular basis is what gets us to the top of the mountain?