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Between the Lines: The Writing Experience

Currently, I direct Between the Lines, an international creative writing summer program for youth 16-19 from thirteen different countries hosted by the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa. 111 more words

Waitlisted at Iowa

Time to pray for a freaking miracle, losers: I’m on a “very short waiting list” at the Iowa Writer’s Workshop.

I finally got fed up with the not-hearing-the-phone-ring and not-getting-a-letter-in-the-mail shenanigans and called up those folks at the Dey House to ask just what the hell was going on. 194 more words


Friday wrap, with lettuce

Here are some of the things that caught my eye this week, or came under my nose.

Article from The Atlantic on Vera Nabokov and her role in her husband’s work. 992 more words

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“Vodka Sam” Redux: Why Hannah Horvath May End Up Attending the Iowa Writers Workshop but Never Actually Set Foot on the University of Iowa Campus

In an earlier post, “’Vodka Sam’ May Be a Symptom of a Problem but She Herself Is Not the Problem, Not Even the Public-Relations Problem” [ 1,076 more words


University of Iowa Bans Girls From Filming On Campus

When Sunday’s season finale of Girls ended with a shot of Hannah Horvath (played by writer and creator Lena Dunham) hugging her acceptance letter from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop to her chest, viewers were pretty certain she was headed for grad school. 193 more words

Sorry, Girls. I'm Done.

Take it back, universe. Take back my Icona Pop “I Love It” download. Take back the fro-yo addiction. Take back all of my Girls defenses on Twitter, … 1,006 more words


Six internet gems for writers

There’s treasure in them there hills. If you know where to look, that is. Well, I’ve done all the work for you and sourced six great internet gems that may just help you become a better writer. 595 more words