Write your own story

The University of Iowa is nationally known as the the Writing University. If you are a 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.

You will also have the opportunity to work on the InkLit (a literary journal created by LLC students), connect with the Magid Center for Writing and visit the Dey House, home to 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.

Community details

Fall 2023 - Spring 2024

This community is open to any student who is interested in the following major: Writing 

Locations for 2023–24

Why Living Learning Communities?

Learn from others and enhance your residence hall experience.

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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Community contact

Amy Baumgartner

Amy Baumgartner

Associate director for residence education - academic initiatives
Hall coordinator Katie "Kit" Westermeyer

Kit Westermeyer

Hall coordinator

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 LLC team. These individuals guide the learning component of the community, may teach the course in common and can help connect you to various resources across campus.

Danny Khalastchi