University of Iowa

Iowa Writers’ Workshop Summer Session: Applications Now Open!

January 31, 2020
Attention writers! This summer, come to Iowa City for a non-degree graduate credit course at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop! The Workshop will offer courses in two separate summer school sessions, in 3 and 8-week sessions for poetry and fiction.

SESSION INFORMATION

Anyone may apply. Postmark deadline is March 2, 2020.

Three-week Intensive May Session: May 18 – June 5, 2020

    Lan Samantha Chang will teach a graduate fiction workshop.
    Mark Levine will teach the graduate poetry workshop.
    Tony Tulathimutte will teach a graduate fiction workshop.

Eight-week Summer Session: June 15 – August 6, 2020

    Amanda Nadelberg will teach the graduate poetry workshop.
    Tom Drury will teach the graduate fiction workshop.

A writing sample is required for both courses: 10-12 poems for the poetry session, 2 or 3 short stories or chapters of a novel for the fiction session.

Application deadlines

3-week session application deadline: March 2
8-week session application deadline: March 2
All applications should be postmarked by March 2

Click here to apply to graduate summer sessions >



Tuition and Fees

Residents of the U.S. may register for three semester hours for the 3-week session or four semester hours for the 8-week session. Tuition and fees range from $1,400- $2,600.

To look up tuition and fees for three or four semester hours, please see the University of Iowa Office of the Registrar Tuition & Fees schedule, and select the "Summer Session" option for the Graduate College. Next to "Filter by Curricular College," select "College of Liberal Arts and Sciences."

International students may register for three semester hours for the 3-week session.

International students attending the 8-week session are legally required to enroll as full-time students, with 5 semester hours, and two months of living expenses and health insurance. International students should contact Andrew Wade in International Admissions for the complete requirements, by phone, at (319) 335-1534, or by email, at andrew-wade@uiowa.edu.

The University of Iowa cannot offer or facilitate financial aid for non-degree students for Summer Session tuition and fees.



Class schedules

The 3-week poetry workshop will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
The 3-week fiction workshop will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
The 8-week poetry workshop will meet on Mondays, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:50 p.m.
The 8-week fiction workshop will meet on Mondays, from 3:00 p.m. to 4:50 p.m.

For more information, visit the Iowa Writers' Workshop website: