"We Wanted to Be Writers" is a book that offers a behind-the-scenes look at the Iowa Writers' Workshop, one of the most prestigious creative writing programs in the United States.
"We Wanted to Be Writers" is a book that offers a behind-the-scenes look at the Iowa Writers' Workshop, one of the most prestigious creative writing programs in the United States. The book is a collection of interviews, essays, and memoirs from 30 writers who studied at the Workshop during the 1970s.
The book highlights these writers' experiences, including their struggles with the writing process, their interactions with fellow students and faculty members, and their reflections on the program's impact on their careers. The writers discuss their diverse backgrounds, writing styles, and perspectives, offering a glimpse into the creative process of some of the most talented writers of their generation.
"We Wanted to Be Writers" also provides insights into the Iowa Writers' Workshop as an institution, its history, and its evolution over time. The book explores the strengths and limitations of the program, its role in shaping American literature, and its influence on the broader literary community.
Overall, "We Wanted to Be Writers" is a fascinating and informative read for anyone interested in the craft of writing, the history of creative writing programs, and the experiences of writers who have studied at the Iowa Writers' Workshop. It offers a unique perspective on the challenges and rewards of pursuing a career in writing and provides valuable insights into contemporary literature.
An upbeat anthology of interviews, anecdotes and historical insights by more than 20 graduates and teachers from the famous Iowa Writers' Workshops between 1974 and 1978 includes entries about such famous attendees as John Irving, Jane Smiley and T. C. Boyle. Original.
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