2024 Iowa Summer Writing Festival details coming soon!

These pages refer to our 2023 Iowa Summer Writing Festival, now past. We’ll update these pages with details about the June and July 2024 Festival on campus in mid-February. Please check back!

Welcome to the Festival

Registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Class size is limited to 12, so it's a good idea to register early.

For questions regarding workshop content, please call the Festival office at 319-335-4160. Visit the Choosing a Workshop page for approaches to identifying the right workshop for you.

All workshops are noncredit. Auditors or other nonparticipating visitors are not permitted.

You may enroll in only one workshop per week or weekend. You may, however, enroll in as many weeks or weekends as you like. Weeklong and weekend workshops do not overlap. See Your Week/Weekend at a Glance for a glimpse of the shape of the sessions.

Payment must accompany registration. The University of Iowa accepts MasterCard, Visa, Discover, or American Express. For additional information, visit the Registration, Fees & Policies page.

Returning Festival participants, please note! The registration login information you used pre-2020 is now obsolete. We're starting from scratch.