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Write your own story.

The University of Iowa is nationally known as the ‘writing university.’ If you are a first-year student interested in writing, this community is for you.  You will explore and connect with writing resources available at Iowa to prepare you for success, produce your own literary magazines, and attend local readings. Students in this community also have the opportunity to work on the InkLit (a literary journal created by LLC students) publication. Students in this community have the opportunity to connect with the Magid Center for Undergraduate Writing and the Dey House, home of the Iowa Writers' Workshop.

This Living Learning Community requires students to take an academic course connected to the community. You will be pre-enrolled in the LLC course, which will be included in your academic schedule prior to summer Orientation.

This community is open to all students.

Living Learning Community Courses

Experience reading and writing fiction, poetry, and personal narrative in a workshop setting; study of published work and critical discussion from a writer's standpoint; critique of class members' work.

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Guidance in the process of writing fiction and poetry; writing as exploration; development of students' critical skills as readers; application of new knowledge and skills to students' own writing. English majors may apply this course to the following area and/or period requirement. AREA: Nonfiction and Creative Writing.

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Locations Fall 2022 - Spring 2023
Campus Partners

A campus partner is a faculty or staff member on the University of Iowa campus that is passionate about the community and who meets regularly with a designated living learning community team. These individuals guide the learning component of the community, may teach the course in common, and help connect students to various resources across campus.

Danny Khalastchi
Director, Magid Center for Undergraduate Writing