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May 30, 2007

Iowa Summer Writing Festival 'Elevenses' Are Open To The Public

"Elevenses," events that have become a daily tradition at the University of Iowa Summer Writing Festival, are open to the public free of charge. The series of lectures and readings takes place at 11 a.m. Monday through Friday during festival weeks in Room 101 of the Becker Communication Studies Building on the UI campus.

Summer Writing Festival sessions begin June 10 and run through July 27, with sessions every week except the week of July 4.

Topics of "Elevenses" may include various aspects of the writing craft, the process of writing, the writer's life or the challenges of publishing. Fridays are reserved for readings by festival faculty.

The Iowa Summer Writing Festival, based at the world's premier academic center for creative writing for more than two decades, is designed to benefit writers at all levels of experience and achievement. Many of the workshop leaders are graduates of UI writing programs, and include faculty members at the UI, Harvard University, Stanford University, the School of the Arts Institute of Chicago, Reed College, the New School, the University of Minnesota and other prominent institutions of higher learning.

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