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Writers traveling to campus in July! Avoid the I-80/Dubuque Street exit (Exit 244). North Dubuque Street is impassable at Park Road due to flooding. Those traveling from the west on I-80 should take the Dodge Street Exit (Exit 246). Those traveling from the east on I-80, should take the 1st Avenue Exit (Exit 242). 

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The genius architect behind our new webpage is a beautiful poet as well, right now.

Her newest collection, Calenday, is out now from Rescue Press: 
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Ten, March.   Fester says:  I didn't say it was, and I didn't say it wasn't.

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Marilyn Abildskov

Weekend Workshop July 12-13
Weeklong Workshop July 13-18

Mary Allen

Weekend Workshop July 12-13

Kate Aspengren

Weeklong Workshop July 6-11

Thomas Fox Averill

Dean Bakopoulos

Nancy K. Barry

Timothy Bascom

Weekend Workshop July 19-20

Kyle Beachy

Weeklong Workshop July 13-18
Weekend Workshop July 19-20

Linda M. Bendorf

Jonathan Blum

Weeklong Workshop June 15-20

Robin Bourjaily

Amy Butcher

Weeklong Workshop June 8-13

Andrés Carlstein

Weekend Workshop July 26-27

Margaret Patton Chapman

Arda Collins

Thomas K. Dean

Amber Dermont

Two-Week Workshop June 8-20

Kelly Dwyer

Weekend Workshop July 19-20
Weeklong Workshop July 20-25

Hope Edelman

Julia Fierro

Hugh Ferrer

Eric Goodman

Weekend Workshop June 14-15
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Sands Hall

Weekend Workshop June 14-15
Weeklong Workshop June 15-20

Robin Hemley

Christine Hemp

Jim Heynen

Weeklong Workshop June 15-20

Charles Holdefer

A. Naomi Jackson

Wayne Johnson

Weeklong Workshop June 8-13

Bret Anthony Johnston

Weekend Workshop July 26-27

Jeremy B. Jones

Weeklong Workshop July 20-25
Weekend Workshop July 26-27

Daniel Khalastchi

Carolyn Lieberg

Weeklong Workshop July 6-11
Weekend Workshop July 12-13

Éireann Lorsung

Weekend Workshop July 19-20

Dora Malech

Weekend Workshop July 12-13
Weeklong Workshop July 20-25

Carmen Maria Machado

Weeklong Workshop July 20-25

Sabrina Orah Mark

Round Robin Week June 23-27

Michael Martone

Adrian Matejka

Mark Mayer

Weekend Workshop July 26-27

Malinda McCollum

Elizabeth McCracken

Round Robin Week June 23-27

James McKean

Weeklong Workshop June 15-20

Reginald McKnight

Paula Morris

Weeklong Workshop June 15-20
Weekend Workshop June 21-22

Michael Morse

Beau O’Reilly

Weekend Workshop June 21-22
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Hilary Plum

Weeklong Workshop June 8-13
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Gordon Mennenga

Weeklong Workshop June 15-20

Kathryn Rhett

Elizabeth Robinson

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Kathleen Rooney

Sarah Saffian

Zach Savich

Two-Week Workshop June 8-20

Suzanne Scanlon

Weeklong Workshop July 20-25
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Carol Spindel

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Ian Stansel

Weeklong Workshop July 20-25

Sarah A. Strickley

Anthony Varallo

Kris Vervaecke

Weeklong Workshop July 13-18
Weekend Workshop July 19-20

Mario Zambrano

Weeklong Workshop July 13-18

Juliet Patterson

Weeklong Workshop June 8-13

Instructor: Amy Butcher
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Instructor: Hugh Ferrer
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Instructor: Wayne Johnson
Fiction|Novel
Instructor: Hilary Plum
Fiction|Novel
Instructor: Carol Spindel
Nonfiction|Memoir

Weeklong Workshop June 15-20

Instructor: Dean Bakopoulos
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Instructor: Jonathan Blum
Fiction|Short Story
Instructor: Hugh Ferrer
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Instructor: Eric Goodman
Fiction|Novel
Instructor: Sands Hall
Fiction|Nonfiction|Short Story|Multi-Genre or Genre-Bender
Instructor: Christine Hemp
Nonfiction|Essay|Memoir
Instructor: Jim Heynen
Fiction|Nonfiction|Poetry|Multi-Genre or Genre-Bender
Instructor: James McKean
Nonfiction|Memoir
Instructor: Gordon Mennenga
Fiction|Short Story
Instructor: Paula Morris
Fiction|Novel
Instructor: Michael Morse
Poetry

Round Robin Week June 23-27

Instructor: Robin Hemley
Nonfiction
Instructor: Sabrina Orah Mark
Poetry
Instructor: Michael Martone
Multi-Genre or Genre-Bender
Instructor: Elizabeth McCracken
Fiction
Instructor: Beau O’Reilly
Multi-Genre or Genre-Bender

Weeklong Workshop July 6-11

Instructor: Mary Allen
Nonfiction|Memoir
Instructor: Kate Aspengren
Playwriting
Instructor: Dean Bakopoulos
Fiction|Novel
Instructor: Nancy K. Barry
Nonfiction|Essay|New Media
Instructor: Carolyn Lieberg
Fiction|Short Story
Instructor: Malinda McCollum
Fiction|Short Story
Instructor: Anthony Varallo
Fiction|Short Story

Weeklong Workshop July 13-18

Instructor: Marilyn Abildskov
Nonfiction|Essay|Memoir
Instructor: Kate Aspengren
Fiction|Nonfiction|Playwriting|Multi-Genre or Genre-Bender
Instructor: Timothy Bascom
Nonfiction|Essay|Memoir
Instructor: Kyle Beachy
Fiction|Novel
Instructor: Margaret Patton Chapman
Fiction|Novel|Short Story
Instructor: Éireann Lorsung
Poetry
Instructor: Sarah A. Strickley
Fiction|Short Story
Instructor: Kris Vervaecke
Fiction|Nonfiction|Multi-Genre or Genre-Bender
Instructor: Mario Zambrano
Fiction|Novel

Weeklong Workshop July 20-25

Instructor: Kelly Dwyer
Fiction|Novel
Instructor: Julia Fierro
Fiction|Nonfiction|Multi-Genre or Genre-Bender
Instructor: Charles Holdefer
Fiction|Novel
Instructor: Jeremy B. Jones
Nonfiction|Memoir
Instructor: Carmen Maria Machado
Fiction|Novel|Short Story
Instructor: Dora Malech
Poetry
Instructor: Elizabeth Robinson
Multi-Genre or Genre-Bender
Instructor: Sarah Saffian
Nonfiction|Memoir
Instructor: Suzanne Scanlon
Nonfiction|Memoir
Instructor: Ian Stansel
Fiction|Short Story

Detour for Travelers to Iowa City!

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Writers traveling to campus in July! Avoid the I-80/Dubuque Street exit (Exit 244). North Dubuque Street is impassable at Park Road due to flooding. Those traveling from the west on I-80 should take the Dodge Street Exit (Exit 246). Those traveling from the east on I-80, should take the 1st Avenue Exit (Exit 242). 

We're high and dry in all the right places. See you at registration!

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