The Iowa Young Writers' Studio is a creative writing program for high school students at the University of Iowa, housed in the Magid Center for Writing. The Iowa Young Writers’ Studio offers a 2-week Summer Residential Program that runs in both in-person and online formats. The Iowa Young Writers' Studio also offers 6-week online courses every summer and winter. If you're curious about the difference between these two offerings you can read about them here.

The Studio gives promising high school-age creative writers the opportunity to share their writing with teachers and peers, receive constructive critique, and develop their craft. Students are also given the opportunity to participate in writing exercises and activities and attend readings and other literary events.

What we believe

The Studio encourages students to explore different approaches to writing, to express themselves freely, and to be generous, respectful critics. The Studio operates under the philosophy that the study of creative writing is essential not only to students who want to pursue writing as a career but to any student hoping to function effectively in a writing-centric world, and to any adolescent who seeks to understand his or her identity and experience.