Apply for University of Iowa’s free online writing course now

The University of IOWA’s free online writing course opened on Monday 15th May, 2017. This years’ writing course is themed; Power of the pen. This free writing course is in celebration of their 50th anniversary.

The IWP Online Writing Summer began on May 15 and will end on September 5. They are offering two massive open online courses in creative writing. In these courses,  the influence of social issues on individual, community, and global identities will be explored. Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and plays will be written. You also get to work with a dedicated team of instructors. Learn from international authors and  Build new friendships with writers around the world.

PS: These online courses are completely free and open to everyone. No experience is necessary. 

What’s More?

If you are studying English, creative writing offers an exciting way to practice and expand your skills. Your classmates in the course are from countries all over the world, and your instructors are ready to support your progress!

Contributing authors include: Karim Alrawi, Tim Bascom, Lucy Jane Bledsoe, Jennifer Cognard-Black, Kia Corthron, zp Dala, Janine di Giovanni, Lina Ferreira, Boris Fishman, Patricia Foster, Obari Gomba, Ruel Johnson, Charles Monroe-Kane, Elena Passarello, Vladimir Poleganov, Vu Tran, Kali VanBaale, and Inara Verzemnieks.


For more information, and to sign up, click on the courses below:

May 15-July 3, 2017: Power of the Pen: Identities and Social Issues in Fiction and Nonfiction

July 17-September 5, 2017: Power of the Pen: Identities and Social Issues in Poetry and Plays

For questions regarding these MOOCs or future online programming, please contact us at [email protected]

Miriam David

Miriam is a creative writer, short story blogger, editor and contributor on . She is an alumnus of the great University of Benin, a philosopher and an aspiring author of best sellers to come. When she is not writing, she is either working, keeping up with social media trends,reading novels, listening to good music, seeing movies or dreaming up stories.

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