writers 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 "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 The World Comes to Iowa http://iowapublicradio.org/post/world-comes-iowa <p>The catastrophic earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan in March 2011 was the most costly natural disaster in the history of the world and killed almost 16,000 people.&nbsp; Host Ben Kieffer sits down with <a href="http://uscenterforcitizendiplomacy.org/blog/entry/meet-kizuna-fellow-daisuke-ogata/">Daisuke Ogata</a>, a Japanese college student visiting Des Moines for the summer, and <a href="http://www.drake.edu/cgc/aboutcgc/facultydirectory/mccarthy/">Mary McCarthy</a> of Drake University to discuss how this tragic event has changed U.S.-Japan relations.</p> Mon, 19 Aug 2013 18:39:42 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Sarah Boden 27690 at http://iowapublicradio.org The World Comes to Iowa