The University of Iowa

Creative Writing Track

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The Creative Writing Track is a cross-genre program that provides students with opportunities to work intensively with various forms of imaginative expression, from the prose poem and experimental essay to the short story and radio drama, while participating in a resilient community of dedicated writers that draws on the richness of the creative writing tradition at the University of Iowa.

The Track encourages students to explore conventional genres (poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and playwriting) but also inspires them to cross boundaries in ways that square with the dexterity of contemporary writers proficient in more than one literary form.  The hub of the Track is a cluster of intimate Writers' Seminars that focus on the art and craft of writing.  Rigorous and engaging, these Seminars probe the experience of reading as a writer while tracing the history of, and contemporary practices in, various kinds of literature. 

 

Creative Writing Track Personnel:
Jeff Porter, Director
Postgraduate Visiting Writers
Megan Gioielli, Program Assistant