University of Iowa

Writing America

Weeklong June 23 to June 28 2019

So many creative nonfiction writers have a story to tell, but want to know how to bring their work to a greater level of significance. Writing race, feminism, immigration, nature and the environment, or delving into childhood and beyond—how do we develop and emphasize themes stemming from our personal stories/essays to speak to larger issues? How do we protest artfully, or chronicle most poignantly? This workshop will help nonfiction writers at all skill levels refine their craft or clarify the meaning of their writing. Advance readings will be provided so that we can start a dialogue with shared common ground. The goal will be to sharpen one piece, or perhaps more.


In this workshop we will provide feedback on writing you bring from home or produce in our week.