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Feb. 13, 2007

Iowa Summer Writing Festival Is Now Accepting Registrations

The Iowa Summer Writing Festival at the University of Iowa is now accepting registrations for its 2007 sessions. Weeklong and weekend workshops including fiction, poetry, nonfiction and playwriting will run from June 10 through July 27.

A brochure is now available by mail, or registration forms may be printed from online at http://www.continuetolearn.uiowa.edu/iswfest/. 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 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.

The faculty roster includes winners of major awards and honors including fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Guggenheim Foundation, the Lannan Foundation and the Jerome Foundation, and prizes including the O. Henry Award, the Nelson Algren Award, the Pushcart Prize, the Steinbeck Prize, the Kaufman Prize, the DH Lawrence Award, the Caldecott Medal, the Whiting Writers Award, the BBC International Playwriting Award, and nominations for the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize.

Classes remain available until filled, but early registration is recommended.

For additional information call 319-335-4160 or email iswfest@uiowa.edu.

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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: Winston Barclay, 319-384-0073; cell: 310-430-1013; winston-barclay@uiowa.edu