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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. This community is located close to the Dey House, home of the Iowa Writers' Workshop.

All first-year students in this community are required to take the course below. This course fulfills a general education or major requirement and students will be pre-enrolled prior to 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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Locations Fall 2018 - Spring 2019