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March 10, 2009

2009 Iowa Summer Writing Festival is now accepting registrations

The Iowa Summer Writing Festival at the University of Iowa is now accepting registrations for its 2009 sessions. Weeklong and weekend workshops including fiction, poetry, nonfiction and playwriting will run from June 7 through July 24. In all, 140 noncredit workshops will be held.

A brochure is now available by mail, or registration forms may be printed from Registrants may sign up for only one workshop per session, but they may register for as many sessions as they wish. Payment is required at the time of registration.

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. In small groups -- festival classes include no more than a dozen participants -- adult writers of all ages from throughout the country share, read and discuss their work under the leadership of an accomplished writer/educator. The atmosphere is constructive and supportive.

Many of the workshop leaders are graduates of UI writing programs, and include faculty members at other prominent institutions of higher learning. The faculty roster includes widely published writers who have been winners of major awards, honors and fellowships.

Classes remain available until filled, but early registration is recommended. The cost is $500-$525 per week, and $250 per weekend.

For additional information contact 319-335-4160 or

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STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa Arts Center Relations, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 351, Iowa City, IA 52242-2500

MEDIA CONTACT: Amy Margolis, Summer Writing Festival,; Winston Barclay, Arts Center Relations, 319-384-0073,