Violet Realm Write-In
Feb
28
6:00 pm18:00

Violet Realm Write-In

  • Iowa City Public Library

The Violet Realm (VR) is our IWH room dedicated to fantasy fiction and science fiction-- truly for all writers who are interested in creating magical worlds within their works.

Edible Essays: Adventures in Food Writing with Jennifer Cognard-Black
Mar
10
Mar 12

Edible Essays: Adventures in Food Writing with Jennifer Cognard-Black

  • Iowa Writer's House

 A recipe is a slice of history—an archival document that offers information about a recipe writer’s family structure, ethnicity, economic status, diet, and geography. In this workshop, participants will consider the recipe as a form of familial storytelling and meaning-making all its own and provide participants with the opportunity to excavate their own recipes for family stories and write an extended memoir essay, or “Edible Essay.”

The Love Story: A Writing Workshop with Vu Tran
Mar
17
Mar 19

The Love Story: A Writing Workshop with Vu Tran

  • Iowa Writer's House

This workshop will examine the ways we write about love in fiction: romantic love, familial love, unconventional love, etc.  Our basis will be the notion that love is ultimately self-knowledge, which lies at the core of all great fiction, and like self-knowledge it involves an endless and inexhaustible act of seeking. 

The Foundational Elements of Storytelling
Mar
31
Apr 2

The Foundational Elements of Storytelling

  • Iowa Writer's House

This weekend workshop will examine six essential foundational elements of storytelling in relation to both fiction and nonfiction: characterization, point of view, dialogue, setting, scene, and plot.

Participants will discuss several short essays and successful story examples related to each craft element, and we will use corresponding writing exercises to help develop the practice of each element. Writing exercises will generate new work or can be applied to a work-in-progress, and participants will have multiple opportunities to share what they have written during class time.


Scarlet Room Write-In
Feb
22
6:30 pm18:30

Scarlet Room Write-In

  • Coralville Public Library

The Scarlet Room is our group for romance writers and readers where we provide opportunities for romance writers to share and write in a safe, supportive, and creative space. All are welcome at whatever stage of the writing journey you are in!

Rainbow Room Write-In
Feb
21
6:00 pm18:00

Rainbow Room Write-In

  • Iowa City Public Library

The Rainbow Room will focus on LGBT literature and provide opportunities for LGBT writers to share and write in a safe, supportive, and creative space.  

Writing from Start to Finish
Feb
18
Feb 19

Writing from Start to Finish

  • Iowa Writers' House 332 E Davenport St

Most of us have a fun time getting a new piece of writing going. We love arriving at the idea for a piece and are excited to begin. But sometimes we write a couple of pages of prose or a few stanzas of poetry, and ask ourselves, “Now what?” In this weekend workshop, instructor Mary Swander will help writers learn the craft of development and how we see a piece through from start to finish. 

Violet Realm Write-In
Feb
14
6:00 pm18:00

Violet Realm Write-In

  • Iowa City Public Library

The Violet Realm (VR) is our IWH room dedicated to fantasy fiction and science fiction-- truly for all writers who are interested in creating magical worlds within their works. 

Cedar Room Write-In
Feb
8
6:00 pm18:00

Cedar Room Write-In

  • Cedar Rapids Public Library

The Cedar Room is our Room for all-genre writing, located in Cedar Rapids! 

Rainbow Room Write-In
Feb
7
6:00 pm18:00

Rainbow Room Write-In

  • Iowa City Public Library

The Rainbow Room will focus on LGBT literature and provide opportunities for LGBT writers to share and write in a safe, supportive, and creative space.  

Des Moines Writers' Day
Jan
28
1:00 pm13:00

Des Moines Writers' Day

  • Barnes and Noble #2921

The Iowa Writers' House is excited to present our first Des Moines area literary event. In partnership with Barnes and Noble, we're hosting a series of afternoon events for area writers including literary panels, breakout workshops, and a special meet the authors and networking hour. 

The event features Iowa authors Kali VanBaale, Sharelle Byars Moranville, Calla Devlin, Wendy Delsol, and more.

Scarlet Room Write-In
Jan
25
6:30 pm18:30

Scarlet Room Write-In

  • Coralvile Public Library

The Scarlet Room is our group for romance writers and readers where we provide opportunities for romance writers to share and write in a safe, supportive, and creative space. All are welcome at whatever stage of the writing journey you are in!

Violet Realm Write-In
Jan
24
6:00 pm18:00

Violet Realm Write-In

  • Iowa City Public Library

The Violet Realm (VR) is our IWH room dedicated to fantasy fiction and science fiction-- truly for all writers who are interested in creating magical worlds within their works. 

Rainbow Room Write-In
Jan
17
6:00 pm18:00

Rainbow Room Write-In

  • Iowa City Public Library

The Rainbow Room will focus on LGBT literature and provide opportunities for LGBT writers to share and write in a safe, supportive, and creative space.  

Writers Resist
Jan
15
2:00 pm14:00

Writers Resist

  • Englert Theatre

What began with an idea on social media by a writer in Florida has spread across the nation to Iowa. Writers from the Iowa City area will take part in the international Writers Resist movement being held on the Birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. to take part in a “re- inauguration” of our shared commitment to the spirit of compassion, equality, free speech, and the fundamental ideals of democracy.

 

Violet Realm Write-In
Jan
10
6:00 pm18:00

Violet Realm Write-In

  • Iowa City Public Library

The Violet Realm (VR) is our IWH room dedicated to fantasy fiction and science fiction-- truly for all writers who are interested in creating magical worlds within their works. 

Rainbow Room Write-In
Jan
3
6:00 pm18:00

Rainbow Room Write-In

  • Iowa City Public Library

The Rainbow Room will focus on LGBT literature and provide opportunities for LGBT writers to share and write in a safe, supportive, and creative space.  

Great Green Room Write-In
Dec
20
6:00 pm18:00

Great Green Room Write-In

  • Iowa City Public Library

The Great Green Room (GGR) is the Writers' House group for children's writers and illustrators of picture books, young adult, and middle grade fiction and non-fiction.

Violet Realm Write-In
Dec
13
6:00 pm18:00

Violet Realm Write-In

  • Iowa City Public Library

The Violet Realm (VR) is our IWH room dedicated to fantasy fiction and science fiction-- truly for all writers who are interested in creating magical worlds within their works.

Rainbow Room Write-In
Dec
6
6:00 pm18:00

Rainbow Room Write-In

  • Iowa City Public Library

The Rainbow Room will focus on LGBT literature and provide opportunities for LGBT writers to share and write in a safe, supportive, and creative space.  

Scarlet Room Write-In
Nov
23
6:30 pm18:30

Scarlet Room Write-In

  • Coralville Public Library

The Scarlet Room is our group for romance writers and readers where we provide opportunities for romance writers to share and write in a safe, supportive, and creative space. All are welcome at whatever stage of the writing journey you are in!

Violet Realm Write-In
Nov
22
6:00 pm18:00

Violet Realm Write-In

  • Iowa City Public Library

The Violet Realm (VR) is our IWH room dedicated to fantasy fiction and science fiction-- truly for all writers who are interested in creating magical worlds within their works.

Great Green Room Write-In
Nov
15
6:00 pm18:00

Great Green Room Write-In

  • Iowa City Public Library

The Great Green Room (GGR) is the Writers' House group for children's writers and illustrators of picture books, young adult, and middle grade fiction and non-fiction.

Cedar Room Write-In
Nov
9
6:00 pm18:00

Cedar Room Write-In

  • Cedar Rapids Public Library

The Cedar Room is our Room for all-genre writing, located in Cedar Rapids! We welcome writers of all ages to share and write in a safe, supportive, and creative space. All are welcome at whatever stage of the writing journey you are in

Violet Realm Write-In
Nov
8
6:00 pm18:00

Violet Realm Write-In

  • Iowa City Public Library

The Violet Realm (VR) is our IWH room dedicated to fantasy fiction and science fiction-- truly for all writers who are interested in creating magical worlds within their works.

IWH SPECIAL EVENT: Notes from Underground with Anna Barker
Nov
5
10:00 am10:00

IWH SPECIAL EVENT: Notes from Underground with Anna Barker

  • Old Capitol Museum Supreme Court Chamber

Join us for coffee, Russian tea cakes, and deep discussion at this one day event with Anna Barker at the Old Capitol Senate Chambers. The writing and publication of Notes from Underground was a monumental event in world literature and a turning point in Dostoevsky's life and career. Many of the questions he ponders in Notes from Underground are unresolvable and belong to what is called the "cursed questions" in nineteenth century Russian literature. Who are we and how do we define ourselves? Do we live in the underground of our own consciousness and how honest are we to ourselves about our deepest and darkest convictions? 

Prepare to have your convictions undermined by arguments you cannot refute. Prepare to question everything. Long live the underground! Devil take the underground!

Finding Our Voices, Writing Our Futures: A Workshop for Young Ladies, Ages 8-12
Oct
29
Oct 30

Finding Our Voices, Writing Our Futures: A Workshop for Young Ladies, Ages 8-12

  • Iowa Writers' House

Finding Your Voice is a two-day workshop for young girls aged 8-14. Our teachers will not only introduce the girls to the many forms of fiction and nonfiction writing but will also help them find their own narrative voice. Through creative exploration in an environment of safe learning and expression, our girls will learn about themselves and about the voice they have inside that is waiting to come out.

Scarlet Room Write-In
Oct
26
6:30 pm18:30

Scarlet Room Write-In

  • Coralville Public Library

The Scarlet Room is our group for romance writers and readers where we provide opportunities for romance writers to share and write in a safe, supportive, and creative space. All are welcome at whatever stage of the writing journey you are in!

Violet Realm Write-In
Oct
25
6:00 pm18:00

Violet Realm Write-In

  • Iowa City Public Library

The Violet Realm (VR) is our IWH room dedicated to fantasy fiction and science fiction-- truly for all writers who are interested in creating magical worlds within their works.

Great Green Room Write-In
Oct
18
6:00 pm18:00

Great Green Room Write-In

  • Iowa City Public Library

The Great Green Room (GGR) is the Writers' House group for children's writers and illustrators of picture books, young adult, and middle grade fiction and non-fiction. 

Violet Realm Write-In
Oct
11
6:00 pm18:00

Violet Realm Write-In

  • Iowa City Public Library

The Violet Realm (VR) is our IWH room dedicated to fantasy fiction and science fiction-- truly for all writers who are interested in creating magical worlds within their works.