IYWP's Junior High Writing Conference in Iowa City

This is going to be fun! The Iowa Youth Writing Project (IYWP) is a non-profit outreach collective founded by University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop graduates in 2010 that aims to join Iowa City’s unique literary heritage with Iowa’s larger community by empowering, inspiring, and educating Iowa’s youth through language arts and creative thinking.

The Conference is an immersive day of genre-specific writing workshops for middle school students, featuring expert-led sessions in 14 different genres (from spoken word to sketch comedy) and a culminating open mic.