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Free Generative Writing Workshop with Inara Verzemnieks

  • The Wesley Center/Public Space One 120 North Dubuque Street Iowa City, IA, 52245 United States (map)

The Free Generative Writing Workshop is Iowa City's only monthly writing workshop that brings together adult writers of all levels to have their imaginations sparked by our area's most talented writers and teachers, at absolutely no cost. The goal is to create a supportive environment where participants can generate new writing and meet others interested in the same. Each month a different talented writer-teacher from our area will invite us to write from an original prompt—and then compose along beside us as we explore where that prompt leads. After writing, we'll have the option to share what we've created and receive feedback.

Bring beloved writing implements, warming drinks, a talisman, and your own wild imagination.


About the Instructor


Inara Verzemnieks is the author of the memoir Among the Living and the Dead, published by W.W. Norton. A Pushcart Prize winner and the recipient of a Rona Jaffe Writer’s Award, as well as a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in feature writing, she previously worked as a newspaper journalist for thirteen years. Her essays and journalism have appeared in The New York Times Magazine, The New York Times Book Review, Tin House, The Atlantic, The Iowa Review, and Creative Nonfiction.  She is an assistant professor with the University of Iowa’s Nonfiction Writing Program. 

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