UIMA 'Word Painter' Readings Feature Nonfiction Participants


As part of the ongoing series of "Word Painter" readings, the University of Iowa Museum of Art will be hosting events this year in the Old Capitol Museum's Senate Chamber. On Thursday, Nov. 5, Janet Hendrickson, a graduate student in the University of Iowa Nonfiction Writing Program and one of the UI Museum of Art's Fall 2009 "Word Painter" fellows, and Robin Hemley, Iowa Writers' Workshop alumnus and director of the UI Nonfiction Writing Program, read from their recent works.

Created in the fall of 2006 to foster writing about the visual arts, the UIMA's collaborative writing program invites four UI Nonfiction Writing Program Master of Fine Arts candidates to think critically about the intersection of art and life. UIMA "Word Painters" receive an honorarium to work on writing projects, including an art-based essay, and they read from their work throughout the academic year alongside well-known writers from the faculty of the UI's famed writing programs.Read more...