A summer, residential, creative writing program for high school students

Summer Residential Program

At the Iowa Young Writers’ Studio’s summer residential program, you will choose a single Core Course of study—Poetry, Fiction, or Creative Writing (a survey that includes poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction)—as your focus for the two weeks of the program. 


Life at the Summer Residential Program

If you’re a writer, you’ve experienced the heated frenzy of creation, the joyful and/or grueling experience of distilling your ideas and visions into language. Now, how do you turn what you’ve written into art?


Teachers and Counselors

Teachers and counselors at the Iowa Young Writers’ Studio are chosen, with rare exceptions, from among the students and graduates of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop at the University of Iowa.