CONTACT: COURTNEY REED JENKINS
Women's Resource and Action Center
5 Old Capitol
Iowa City IA 52242
Discussion group will focus on women writers
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- A new discussion group for women and men will meet
each Monday for six weeks beginningApril 6 to examine the work of women
writers as well as the impact that gender has on writing and the literary
"Women Writers in Our Lives" is the name of the group sponsored
by the University of Iowa Women's Resource and Action Center. The group
will meet from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at the Women's Center, 140 N. Madison, Iowa
Group members will decide on a list of six to 10 writers whose work
they wish to read during the six-week session. The goal is for members
to learn about women writers that they have not previously read.
"I believe reading is essential to learning, and I believe that
learning about women's contributions to literature is essential to reading,"
said Soraya Jacqueline Fata, group facilitator. "We will allow a
few minutes for individual writing at the end of each session because it
is almost impossible to spend time talking about writing and not have the
urge to write ourselves," Fata remarked.
"No previous knowledge of women writers is necessary," she
added. "Just bring a willingness to learn and discuss and discover."
To register, or for more information, call the Women's Center at (319)