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The 29th annual Iowa Summer Writing Festival was held during June and July on the University of Iowa campus in Iowa City. The festival, open to writers of all levels, offered 138 weeklong, weekend-long, and two-week intensive workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. The faculty included poets Katie Ford, Ilya Kaminsky, Sabrina Orah Mark, and Michael Morse; fiction writers John Dalton, Amber Dermont, Michelle Falkoff, and Anthony Varallo; and creative nonfiction writers Mary Allen, Douglas Bauer, Hope Edelman, and Michael Martone. Tuition was $620 per weeklong session, $320 for a weekend course, or $1,920 for a two-week workshop. Lodging was available for discounted rates at nearby hotels and inns. The deadline to apply for a two-week workshop in novel or memoir writing was March 27. Registration for weeklong and weekend workshops was first come, first served. Call, e-mail, or visit the website for more information.
Iowa Summer Writing Festival, 250 Continuing Education Facility, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242. (319) 335-4160. Amy Margolis, Director.