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Iowa Writers' Workshop Director to Step Down

Daily News

Online Only, posted 9.27.04

Frank Conroy, the fourth director of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, the oldest academic writing program in the country, will step down in December. A successor has not yet been announced.

Conroy, who was named director of the program in 1987, is the author of four books, including the memoir Stop-Time, which was published by Viking Press in 1967 and is considered a modern classic.

Although he underwent surgery for colon cancer last year, Conroy intends to teach fiction workshops in the MFA program for another five years.

 

 

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