September 2017

5Q Interview: Ubah Cristina Ali Farah (Italy) 2017 IWP Resident

Iowa Writers' Workshop

The Iowa Writers' Workshop is a two-year residency program which culminates in the submission of a creative thesis (a novel, a collection of stories, or a book of poetry) and the awarding of a Master of Fine Arts degree. The University of Iowa Writers' Workshop was the first creative writing degree program in the United States and the model for contemporary writing programs.

507 North Clinton St.
Iowa City, IA, 52240
email: deb-west@uiowa.edu
phone: (319) 335-0416

International Writing Program

Founded in 1967 by Paul Engle and Hualing Nieh Engle, the IWP was the first writers residency to reach out across national borders, and remains unique in the world of creative writing. Established writers from across the globe gather for three fall months in Iowa City, becoming part of the lively literary community on and off campus. Over the years, the IWP has hosted more than 1,000 writers from more than 100 countries.

100 Shambaugh House | Iowa City, IA | 52242

Nonfiction Writing Program

 

The Nonfiction Writing Program is a three-year residency program which culminates in the submission of a creative nonfiction thesis and the awarding of a Master of Fine Arts degree. It was the first creative writing program in the United States dedicated to the study of the literary essay and is now home to the University's Center for the Essay. The Nonfiction Writing Program is regularly ranked the #1 program in the U.S. for creative nonfiction.

308 English Philosophy Building | Iowa City, IA | 52242
Phone: 319-335-0440
Email: nonfiction-writing@uiowa.edu

Iowa Playwrights Workshop

The Iowa Playwrights Workshop—The University of Iowa's MFA Program in Playwriting—is an intensive three-year program dedicated to educating playwrights for the professional theatre.

The objective of the program is to train talented playwrights as writers and collaborative theatre artists who will lead the American theatre in the creation of new works and the training of future generations of writers and artists.

107 Theatre Building
The University of Iowa

 Iowa City, IA 52242-1705

Phone: 319.353.2401
Email: art-borreca@uiowa.edu

Department of English | Undergraduate Creative Writing Major

The English Department offers an English and Creative Writing major for undergraduates, along with its major in English. The writing major builds from traditions of literary analysis and artistic practice that have distinguished the university. Majors study with established and emerging writers, in a rigorous 42 credit-hour sequence involving intensive reading and workshop engagement in poetry, fiction, nonfiction, criticism, translating, playwriting, and other fields.

308 English Philosophy Building
Iowa City, IA 52242-1492
E-mail: english@uiowa.edu
Phone: 319-335-0454
Fax: 319-335-2535

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