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Summer Programs

Graduate Summer Workshops

Anyone may apply for non-degree summer coursework offered; this summer, the Workshop will offer courses in two separate summer school sessions. The application deadline for both sessions is March 3, 2014.

SPECIAL MAY SESSION: MAY 19 – JUNE 6, 2014
Three-week intensive workshops taught by T. Geronimo Johnson in fiction and James Galvin in poetry. Summer school credit will be given.

REGULAR SUMMER SESSION: JUNE 16 – AUGUST 8, 2014
Dora Malech will teach the 8-week class in poetry. Amber Dermont will teach the 8-week class in fiction.

A writing sample is required for both courses: 10-12 poems for the poetry session, 2 or 3 short stories or chapters of a novel for the fiction session.

Application deadlines

Special session application deadline: March 3
Regular session application deadline: March 3
(Note: Same deadline for BOTH sessions)

Click here to apply to graduate summer sessions

Undergraduate summer courses

Several three- and eight-week creative writing courses are offered for undergraduates (8C:023, 8C:097, 8C:098). You do not have to submit a manuscript in order to take these classes. Check ISIS for course listings.

Other summer writing programs

Iowa Summer Writing Festival
Weekend and week-long workshops throughout June and July

Iowa Young Writers' Studio
A creative writing summer program for high school students, taught by Writers' Workshop graduates

Iowa Study Abroad
The Irish Writing Program: Summer Abroad in Ireland