Back to All Events

Writer Survival Kit

  • Iowa Writers' House 332 East Davenport Street Iowa City, IA, 52245 United States (map)


Writer Survival Kit: a special 'writer to writer' event featuring writers from the International Writing Program

Hosted at the Iowa Writers' House, this special event will include a candid discussion of how writers across the world survive in the industry, including suggestions, tips and tricks for staying on top. 

$15, light refreshments included | RSVP

Featured Writers:

Johanna Aitchison (poet; New Zealand) is the author of three books of poetry, including A Long Girl Ago (2007; finalist at the 2008 Montana New Zealand Book Awards) and Miss Dust (2015). Widely anthologized in her home country, Aitchison is also the winner of the 2005 Victoria University Story Inc. Prize for Poetry, and of the 2010 New Zealand Poetry Society International Competition.

Rachel Rose (poet, nonfiction writer; Canada) is a recipient of the 2013 and 2016 Pushcart Prize, and of the Pat Lowther Poetry Award and the Audre Lorde Poetry Award for 2013. Her poetry books include Notes on Arrival and Departure (2005) and Song and Spectacle (2012); her creative nonfiction essays have appeared in a number of anthologies, including Double Lives: Writing and Motherhood. Rose regularly contributes to literary journals and magazines, including the Malahat Review and Prism International

Rochelle Potkar (fiction writer, poet; India) is the author of The Arithmetic of Breasts and Other Stories, and has three works in progress—a novel, a book of prose, and a book of poetry. Widely published online and in print, Rochelle is the co-editor of Neesah magazine, and an active member of Poetry Couture, which hosts poetry readings at cafes across India. 

Read writing samples at the International Writing Program's website.  

Earlier Event: October 21
First Round— featuring IWH
Later Event: October 30
NaNoWeen Social