University of Iowa

Schoolhouse: Lessons on Love and Landscape

 

During Iowa woods walks, urbanite MARC NIESON learned to connect with nature, his most creative self, and other people. Marc's memoir, SCHOOLHOUSE: LESSONS ON LOVE AND LANDSCAPE, describes the pivotal year he spent living in an old one-room schoolhouse while attending The Iowa Writers' Workshop.

Distraught over a failed 10-year relationship, Marc came to Iowa seeking apartness. Instead he found a tribe of supportive fellow writers, a landscape that seduced him, and the realization that writing and life are all about connecting. Today Marc serves on Chatham University's faculty and is fiction editor of The Fourth River. To hear Marc's description of his evolving creative process, tune in this week to The Studio with Cheryl and Marc Nieson.

Hugh FerrerHugh Ferrer will be at the KRUU station on Friday to talk with Monica Hadley and Chamaigne Montana on Writers’ Voices.
Hugh Ferrer is the associate director of the University of Iowa’s International Writing Program. He earned an AB in Philosophy from Princeton University and an MFA in Fiction from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. He has been with the IWP since 2001. For five years he was fiction editor of The Iowa Review, and is now working on his first novel.
The topic of Hugh Ferrer's lecture at University of Iowa Summer
Writers' Festival this year was “The Big, Silent Dialogue”. He has graciously agreed to come speak with us about his lecture and the dialogue between books. This should be a fascinating interview!