Thanks to the following sponsors for supporting the 2018 Junior High Writing Conference and insuring that the conference stays free for attendees: Community Foundation of Johnson County, Hills Bank, ACT, Hy Vee, and the Iowa Arts Council.
Join the IYWP on the University of Iowa campus for a day of creative writing and empowerment!
All participants will take a copy of the workshop book home.
Upon completion of these workshops, you’ll be invited to share your work at a public reading event hosted by the Iowa Youth Writing Project.
During the day, you’ll enjoy workshops from nationally recognized writers on Fantasy & Science Fiction, Spoken Word Poetry, Novel Writing, Personal Writing and more.
After workshops, you’ll be treated to lunch at a food court-style cafeteria in Burge Hall.His first full length collection, The words we use to express our feelings and our minds matter. If you have an interest in mental health, and if you like to express yourself creatively, come join the Iowa Youth Writing Project for “Writing Our Minds,” a four-session workshop exploring mental health through creative expression in a safe and vibrant space.Every participant will have the choice to publish one piece of creative work in our very own workshop book.Winner of a National Endowment for the Arts Grant (2015), the O.Henry Prize (2015), , and fellowships from the Mc Dowell Colony, Bogliasco Foundation, Yaddo, and several other artist residencies, her work is published in over 20 countries and has been recognized by Granta New Voices, Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers, and others.A finalist for the 2017 Rome Prize, her stories and essays have been published by The New York Times, NYT Magazine, NYTBR, The Guardian, Los Angeles Times, New Yorker, Granta, Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, Vice, Guernica, Electric Literature, Conjunctions, Marie Claire, and elsewhere.Her debut novel, A Teaspoon of Earth and Sea, was released in 2013 by Riverhead Books (Penguin) and translated to 14 foreign languages. ) in response to one or more of the pieces of art you see.Registration for the 2018 Junior High Writing Conference is now closed.If we missed you this year, please check back in January 2019 to register for next year's conference!The day finishes up with a fun Open Mic, where you can choose to share your new work with a supportive audience or cheer on your fellow students.Finally, in the weeks following the conference, you can become a published author by submitting writing you started that day to be included in the Conference Anthology.