Iowa Young Writers Studio

The Studio gives promising high school-age creative writers the opportunity to share their writing with teachers and peers and attend readings and literary events..

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Program Highlights


   144 high-school aged writers attend each year

   Students share their writing with teachers and peers, receive constructive critique 

   Activities include writing exercises and activities, specialized workshops and readings and literary events

Iowa Young Writers' Studio

At the Iowa Young Writers’ Studio, 144 high school-age writers from across the country come together every summer to share their work, practice craft, and improve their writing. Students choose a single course of study-- Poetry, Fiction, or Creative Writing (a survey that includes fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction)--as their focus for the duration of the Studio. Classes are kept small (12 or fewer students). The same instructor teaches both the seminar and the workshop. Instructors will serve as mentors. Individual conferences are scheduled to ensure that each student gets the proper attention.

305N CC
Iowa City, Iowa 52242
Phone: 319-335-4209
Email: iyws@uiowa.edu