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Free Generative Writing Workshop


The inspiring Cory Hutchinson-Reuss leads the workshop. Adults writing in all genres & at all levels are welcome!

The Free Generative Writing Workshops are Iowa City's only monthly program 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.

This month's leader: Cory Hutchinson-Reuss

Cory Hutchinson-Reuss grew up in Arkansas and holds a PhD in English from the University of Iowa. Her poems have most recently appeared in Pangyrus, basalt, Glass: A Journal of Poetry, wildness, and The Missouri Review’s Poem of the Week feature. She has been a Best New Poets nominee and the recipient of the Lynda Hull Memorial Prize for Poetry from Crazyhorse. She lives in Iowa City and serves as a Poetry Reader for The Adroit Journal.

The Free Generative Writing Workshops are sponsored by Iowa City Poetry and Prompt Press. Find out more about the workshops by visiting

Questions? Feel free to text Lisa at 402-310-9377.

Earlier Event: September 7
reception: UV Island // Austin Caskie
Later Event: September 20
Dreamwell presents Hand to God