University of Iowa

Writing and Transformation: A Workshop for All Genres

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Weeklong July 19 to July 24 2020

In this multi-genre workshop we’ll consider writing that explores transformative experiences—and that transforms things further. Whether you’re writing nonfiction about significant life events or fiction about magical situations, poetry that offers lyrical transformations or dramatic scripts about characters undergoing major changes, this workshop will offer inspiration, technical insight, and attentive support. Participants will complete new writing activities, receive feedback about ongoing writing projects (if they wish), and discuss published works by diverse authors. Together, we’ll consider how our writing can reflect and investigate major changes in life, language, and the imagination. By considering multiple genres, we’ll ask what each form can learn from the others, helping you see your writing from new perspectives. The workshop may be especially useful for writers starting a new project or planning to revise older pieces.

 

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
Children's
Essay
Fiction
Hybrid Forms
Memoir
Nonfiction
Novel
Playwriting
Poetry
Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Screenwriting
Short Story
Young Adult