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Wednesday, June 19, 2019
Iowa Writers' Workshop alumna Joy Harjo was named the first Native American U.S. poet laureate. Harjo received an MFA from the UI in 1970.
Friday, June 14, 2019
This year’s €100,000 International Dublin Literary Award was won by 33-year-old U.S. author Emily Ruskovich for her debut novel, Idaho.
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
In his forthcoming memoir, Sandy Boyd shares how he made a difference in the world while working in the Midwest. “A Life on the Middle West’s Never-Ending Frontier” will be available May 20 from UI Press.
Friday, May 3, 2019
University of Iowa professor Corey Creekmur weighs in on the storytelling used in the Marvel Universe and Avengers: Endgame.
Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Director of the University of Iowa’s International Writing Program Christopher Merrill was one of 168 winners of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation’s 2019 fellowships. The recipients, announced April 10, were chosen from a group of almost 3,000 applicants.
Friday, April 5, 2019
The new Women's Creative Mentorship Project focuses on mentorship between emerging female writers and female IWP Fall Residency alumni. The inaugural session began with a 4-day in-person conference at the 2019 Association of Writers & Writing Programs Conference (AWP) in Portland, Oregon, March 27-30.
Wednesday, April 3, 2019
The seventh annual Phoenix Indian Center Youth Leadership Day featured two internationally known Native women whose work inspires youth to embrace their own indigenous cultures, one of which was Cinnamon Spear (Northern Cheyenne-Montana) from the Iowa Writers' Workshop.
Thursday, March 28, 2019
Mariola Espinosa, associate professor in the University of Iowa Department of History, is examining yellow fever — once a terrifying killer that violently took the lives of half of the people who contracted it — in the Caribbean for a new book project.
Friday, January 25, 2019
The University of Hartford’s Maurice Greenberg Center for Judaic Studies has named author Eduardo Halfon the 2018 Edward Lewis Wallant Award winner for his novel, Mourning.
Tuesday, December 11, 2018
The New York Times named Donna Stonecipher's Transaction History as one of the top 10 best collections of poetry in 2018. The book was co-edited by Mark Levine, associate professor of poetry in the Iowa Writers' Workshop, as part of the University of Iowa Press' Kuhl House Poetry series.