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.
Adults writing in all genres & at all levels are always welcome.
This month's leader: Becca Klaver
Becca Klaver is the author of the poetry collections Empire Wasted (Bloof Books, 2016), LA Liminal (Kore Press, 2010), and Ready for the World (Black Lawrence Press, forthcoming 2020). Born and raised in Milwaukee, WI, she earned a BA from the University of Southern California, an MFA from Columbia College Chicago, and a PhD from Rutgers University. As a scholar, she researches women's experimental writing practices at the intersection of life and art. Her work as an editor includes co-founding the poetry press Switchback Books and co-editing, with Arielle Greenberg, the digital anthology Electric Gurlesque (Saturnalia Books, forthcoming). In the fall, she will be the Robert P. Dana Director of the Center for the Literary Arts at Cornell College. She lives in Iowa City.
The Free Generative Writing Workshop is sponsored by Iowa City Poetry and Prompt Press.
Questions? Feel free to text Lisa at 402-310-9377.