University of Iowa

Writing from the Heart: A Creative Jumpstart

Weekend July 13 to July 14 2019

Have you always felt a deep urge to write but not known how or where to begin? Do you long to get at the meaning and stories inside of you but feel frustrated when you sit down and try to make it happen on the page? If so, this class is for you.

We’ll use a variety of prompts and easy, fun, foolproof writing exercises to generate writing that’s fresh, exciting, and surprising—writing that arises from the true spring of creativity inside us all. We’ll also discuss issues of craft, such as creating scenes and using specific concrete details, and talk about where students can go from here.


In this workshop we will generate new writing through guided exercises and prompts.