University of Iowa

Iowa Summer Writing Festival Begins

The Iowa Summer Writing Festival (ISWF) begins this June, with weekend and week-long workshops, public readings and a daily lecture series. The Festival is designed to benefit writers at all levels of experience and achievement by providing workshops, classes and lectures to participants.

The ISWF weekly lecture series, The 11th Hour, makes the expertise of the Iowa Summer Writing Festival available to the public, free of charge. The 11th Hour lectures—11 a.m. weekdays June 11 through July 27 (with the exception of July 4 week) in Room 101 of Biology Building East on the University of Iowa campus—includes presentations on topics of interest to anyone interested in writing and literature. Fridays are reserved for faculty readings.

The Writing University website will be providing podcasts of these lectures as well. Check the site for the newest podcasts, posted weekly.

The June 13 event, a part of the MusicIC Festival, will take place in the University Capitol Centre Recital Hall.

Learn more at the Iowa Summer Writing Festival website.

For more information or special accommodations to attend the events, contact or 319-335-4160.