The 31st annual Iowa Summer Writing Festival will be held in June and July on the University of Iowa campus in Iowa City. The festival, open to writers of all levels over the age of 18, features more than 120 weeklong and weekend-long workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. The faculty includes poets Michael Morse, Sabrina Orah Mark, and Robyn Schiff; fiction writers Jeffery Renard Allen, Garth Greenwell, and Rachel Pastan; and creative nonfiction writers Mary Allen, Amy Butcher, and Robin Hemley. Tuition is $660 per weeklong workshop and $345 per weekend workshop. Lodging is available for discounted rates at area hotels and inns. Registration is first come, first served. 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.