Weeklong Workshops begin Sunday evening with a light dinner, orientation, and the first class meeting. For the rest of the week, workshops meet each afternoon, Monday through Friday, from 2:00 -5:00  p.m. 

Mornings are reserved for The Eleventh Hour Series, and for writing, revising, and annotating manuscripts in preparation for your workshop. Your conference with your instructor may be scheduled in this time, too.

Weeklong sessions include the following events:

  • Festival reception (Monday, 5:30 p.m.)
  • Open Mic: readings by participants (Wednesday, 7:00 p.m.)
  • All-Festival dinner (Thursday, 6:00 p.m.)

The weeklong session ends Friday evening at 5:00 after your final workshop.

Week at a glance

6:30 - 7:30 p.m.Registration and light dinner
7:30 p.m.Large-group orientation and welcome
8:00 p.m.First class meeting

7:30 - 11:00 a.m.Coffee and conversation downtown; time to write, read, critique manuscripts, and confer with your instructor
11:00 a.m.The 11th Hour Lecture Series. (Phillips Hall)
2:00 - 5:00 p.m.Meet in workshop
Iowa City Block Party Summer

Summer in Iowa City

While the week is intense, we hope you’ll take time to step away from the page and experience the energy and ambiance of our community.