The University of Iowa

Creative Writing Seminar for Helping Professionals

Now in its 25th year, writing workshop focuses on creative writing as a professional tool.

Founded in 1991 by Tom Walz, emeritus professor in social work, the Creative Writing Seminar for Helping Professionals workshop is designed for people of all writing abilities who are interested in using creative writing as a professional tool.

The four-day workshop includes lectures, writing time, and critique sessions in a supportive, non-competitive environment. Sessions focus on creative writing techniques and the intersection of creative writing and human service practice. The UI School of Social Work, in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, is the only social work program in the country to offer a summer writing seminar specifically for social workers and other helping professionals.

Friday, July 15, 2016 -
9:45am to 4:45pm

Saturday, July 16, 2016 -
9:45am to 4:45pm

Sunday, July 17, 2016 -
9:45am to 4:45pm

Monday, July 18, 2016 -
9:45am to 4:45pm
Jefri Palermo


Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact the sponsoring department or contact person listed in advance of the event.