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DI: 'The famous Writers' Workshop softball game continues'

image The Iowa Writers' Workshop claims 17 Pulitzer Prizes and three recent U.S. poet laureates. But the thing most writers look forward to annually in the two-year program is an annual softball game between the poetry and fiction writers. This year's game took place over the weekend on May 7.

"The middle of winter, people will start talking about it sort of longingly, like 'Don't worry, man, we'll be all right; as soon as spring comes around, we'll be outside playing softball,' " said second-year poetry student James Longley at one of his team's many practices before the May 7 contest at Happy Hollow Park. Read more...

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