Friday, August 21, 2020

At the University of Iowa, we love our writers, our programs, we love our graduates and our students -- and we love the wealth of literature that they gift us, simply by being here.

We have created "5 Reads for Friday" as an easy, laid-back series, compiling a short list of inspirational, helpful and fun treasures from our family to yours. Enjoy what you find, take what you need, and be well.


  • From the University of Iowa: Hollywood U - How Iowa became the training ground for many of TV and film's greatest storytellers

    Far from the Hollywood Hills and the bright lights of Broadway, the entertainment industry has found an unexpected hotbed for storytelling in the heart of the Midwest.

  • From the Iowa Review archives: Afternoon Walk, Josephine Miles, 1981

    "Good morning, I see you are going to mail your letters. / Yes, I am going to mail my letters."

  • From The Iowa Youth Writing Project: See this week's Writing Prompt on Twitter: "Front Door"

    "Look at your front door. What does it look like? What does it see every day? Write about what your front door would say if it could talk! "
  •  From the Writing Center: Need Writing Support this semester? The Writing Center can help

    They provide feedback on any kind of writing, from course assignments, personal statements, and cover letters to creative pieces, theses or dissertations, and academic articles. Services are FREE, FULLY ONLINE and available to all University of Iowa students, faculty, and staff.

  • From our Online Writing Courses: Whitman's Civil War - Writing and Imaging Loss, Death, and Disaster MOOC-Pack

    This MOOC-Pack provides the core content of the past MOOC Whitman's Civil War: Writing and Imaging Loss, Death, and Disaster. You can use this MOOC-Pack on your own, or you can use it to lead a writing class or a study group.



And that's it!
We hope you enjoy. And check back each week for a new list.