University of Iowa Writers Workshop http://iowapublicradio.org en Controversy Sparked by Critique of the Iowa Writer’s Workshop http://iowapublicradio.org/post/controversy-sparked-critique-iowa-writer-s-workshop <p><span class="userContent"><a href="http://www.uiowa.edu/~iww/">Iowa Writer's Workshop </a>alumnus <a href="http://www.providence.edu/english/Pages/faculty.aspx">Eric Bennett's</a> article, <a href="http://chronicle.com/article/How-Iowa-Flattened-Literature/144531/">"<span class="st">How Iowa Flattened Literature" </span></a>in the <a href="http://chronicle.com/section/Home/5">Chronicle of Higher Education</a> has ruffled feathers—especially in Iowa's writing community.&nbsp; The first paragraph of the article reads:&nbsp; </span></p> Wed, 12 Feb 2014 18:14:37 +0000 Charity Nebbe & Dennis Reese 36174 at http://iowapublicradio.org Controversy Sparked by Critique of the Iowa Writer’s Workshop Revisiting the Past To Share a Mother's Untold Story http://iowapublicradio.org/post/revisiting-past-share-mothers-untold-story <p>Don Snyder never got to know his mother. She died just sixteen days after he and his twin brother were born in 1950. The truth about her death remained a secret for decades. Today on Talk of Iowa, host Charity Nebbe talks with Don about discovering his mother&rsquo;s secret and what he hopes to accomplish by telling her story.</p><p></p> Thu, 17 Oct 2013 17:39:31 +0000 Charity Nebbe & Emily Woodbury 30722 at http://iowapublicradio.org Revisiting the Past To Share a Mother's Untold Story "Blue Plate Special" with Kate Christensen http://iowapublicradio.org/post/blue-plate-special-kate-christensen <p>According to <a href="http://katechristensen.wordpress.com/">Kate Christensen</a>, she has spent much of her life as, &ldquo;a hungry, lonely, wild animal looking for happiness and stability.&rdquo;&nbsp; In her new memoir <a href="http://katechristensen.wordpress.com/blue-plate-special/">&ldquo;Blue Plate Special&quot;</a> she writes about her life and the food she turned to for comfort as well as sustenance.&nbsp; Host Charity Nebbe speaks with Christensen about her memoir and life as a writer.</p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 03 Oct 2013 17:42:15 +0000 Charity Nebbe 30100 at http://iowapublicradio.org "Blue Plate Special" with Kate Christensen Ayana Mathis discusses her debut novel “The Twelve Tribes of Hattie” http://iowapublicradio.org/post/ayana-mathis-discusses-her-debut-novel-twelve-tribes-hattie <p>Hattie Shepherd is the mother of 11 children.&nbsp; She is a strong and complicated woman who was brought into this world by Iowa Writer’s Workshop Graduate Ayana Mathis.</p><p>"Talk of Iowa" sits down with Mathis to discuss her debut novel “The Twelve Tribes of Hattie.” She explains her artistic process and reveals what it’s like to get a life changing call from Oprah Winfrey, who picked "The Twelve Tribes of Hattie" for Oprah's Book Club 2.0 this past December.</p><p></p> Tue, 26 Feb 2013 17:01:00 +0000 Charity Nebbe 16477 at http://iowapublicradio.org Ayana Mathis discusses her debut novel “The Twelve Tribes of Hattie”