Wednesday, March 11, 2020


These deliverable online creative writing courses are free, ready to use out-of-the-box & available immediately

As many schools pivoted to online learning during COVID, the University of Iowa provided resources and teaching materials for instructors to use immediately for creative writing courses everywhere. The International Writing Program at the University of Iowa has been creating free Creative Writing MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) for several years, and has accumulated a rich archive of these online courses, offered as "MOOC-Packs."

These MOOC-Packs are deliverable online creative writing courses, ready to use out-of-the-box, available immediately, for all teachers and students who need to transition to online courses. A MOOC-Pack provides a MOOC’s core content, packaged with a how-to guide and extra instructional materials. Using a MOOC-Pack, anyone can lead a writing class or a study group.

You can access all free MOOC-Packs on the IWP Distance Learning website.


MOOC-Packs Available

All teachers and students of creative writing worldwide can access these free classes and implement the lessons into their coursework immediately. Updates and new material will be posted ongoing here as well.


For questions, contact the IWP Distance Learning staff.


Additional Resources

We will be updating this page and website with more online teaching resources. For an actively edited creative writing resources list, you can also view this co-authored and rapidly evolving resource, Teaching in the Context of Coronavirus, with contributors including: Jacqueline Wernimont and Cathy N. Davidson.