32nd Annual Creative Writing Workshop for Social Workers

July 14-17, 2023  REGISTER / LEARN MORE About the Workshop The University of Iowa is known nationally as "The Writing University," and our institution boasts a rich tradition of great writing and an early and enduring commitment to the creative arts. Iowa’s tradition of writing has been guided by the principle that, though writing is … Continue reading 32nd Annual Creative Writing Workshop for Social Workers

Journal Writing Workshop – Online

A Fresh Approach to Journaling Starts Feb 6th. Space is limited. Register by Jan 30th. REGISTER / LEARN MORE A new year is upon us. Perhaps you resolved to start a journal and now you’re regretting it or wondering how to get started; or if you did get started, how to keep going. If the … Continue reading Journal Writing Workshop – Online

Journal Writing Workshop for Caregivers

I’ve been teaching Creative Writing for Social Work at the University of Iowa School of Social Work since 1999, exploring the use of creative writing as a tool for personal transformation and social activism. Writing offers us a way to make sense of what happens in our lives, and it can help us to imagine … Continue reading Journal Writing Workshop for Caregivers

Fall Writing Groups &Workshops

Enroll now for online fall workshops and writing groups, starting in September:Workshops include instruction, writing prompts/ten minute free-writes and facilitated discussion of participants' work. Previous writing experience is not necessary, focus is on exploration, personal investigation, and discovery of each person’s unique writing voice. Creating Character: Characters show us who they are when we pay attention. This workshop … Continue reading Fall Writing Groups &Workshops

January writing group starts soon

Ongoing Writing Group starts in January:       Ongoing group will meet for 2 hours every other week, providing an opportunity for writers to meet regularly for inspiration, support, writing prompts and informal instruction, including facilitated feedback of individual work. The focus is to practice creative writing for personal investigation, and to explore possibilities for creative expression, healing … Continue reading January writing group starts soon