CONTACT: WINSTON BARCLAY
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0073; fax (319) 384-0024
Release: Feb. 5, 2001
UI Arts Share receives Iowa Arts Council grant for spring 2001 creative
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The Arts Share outreach program at the University of
Iowa has received a $6,728 grant from the Iowa Arts Council for "Cultivating
Creative Writing -- An Iowa Tradition," a series of spring literary residencies
in West Liberty, Cedar Rapids and Waterloo schools.
The events will feature two UI Writers Workshop faculty members --
Iowa Poet Laureate Marvin Bell and fiction writer Chris Offutt -- as well
as graduate students from the Writers Workshop.
The jumping-off point for the events is the status of the Writers
Workshop as the worlds oldest and most influential creative writing
degree program, which has helped the University of Iowa and Iowa City gain
an international reputation as a Mecca for writers, and has made the name
"Iowa" synonymous with writing. The residencies will aim to promote
interest in creative writing and encourage life-long learning in the literary
Funds provided by the Alliant Energy Foundation will supplement the Iowa
Arts Council grant in implementing the "Cultivating Creative Writing"
The UI Arts Share program provides artistic resources from the Iowa Center
for the Arts to schools and community organizations. The 2000 Arts Share roster
includes more than 70 faculty and graduate students in music, theater, dance,
the visual arts and creative writing.
For more information about the Arts Share program, call director Diane Kenney
Handler at (319) 335-1618 or send an e-mail to <email@example.com>.
A free Arts Share program guide including artist roster is available at
the Arts Share office, 2077 Voxman Music Building, the University of Iowa,
Iowa City, IA 52242.
For UI arts information, visit this new address -- www.uiowa.edu/artsiowa
-- on the World Wide Web. To receive UI arts news by e-mail, contact <firstname.lastname@example.org>.