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:
Ryan Collins is the author of a book of poems, A New American Field Guide & Song Book, and several chapbooks. His poems have appeared in Another Chicago Magazine; Asymptote; Columbia Poetry Review; Diagram; Forklift, Ohio; Handsome; Ninth Letter; PEN Poetry Series; Verse Daily; and many other places. Recent prose poems have appeared in The Pinch, Poor Claudia, sidereal magazine, and Zócalo Public Square. He is an English instructor at St. Ambrose University and the Executive Director of the Midwest Writing Center. He hosts the Spectra Reading Series in Rock Island, IL, where he lives.