Amy Margolis

Director, Iowa Summer Writing Festival

Amy L. Margolis, Director, started her career with the Festival as a graduate assistant in 1990. She's directed the program since 2001. She holds an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, where she was a Teaching-Writing Fellow in fiction. She’s taught fiction and nonfiction writing in the Festival, at the University of Iowa, and as a visiting writer in programs nationwide. Her fiction appears in The Iowa Review; her nonfiction is forthcoming there, too. Amy is currently at work on a memoir-in-shards about her life as a dancer in the late seventies, at the onset of the AIDS crisis.

Amy Margolis, Director, Iowa Summer Writing Festival