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Mimi Herman consults with writers Heather and Megan at a writers' workshop. Photo by Gary O'Brien.
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Creating a Writers’ Workshop: An Evolved Model

by Meagan Frank

What does it take to create an effective and meaningful writers’ workshop? Seasoned workshop organizers from the University of Iowa’s Summer Writing Festival and Writeaways destination workshops share their perspectives on fostering creative communities of writers using an evolved workshop model, and seven steps to consider when building your own writers’ workshop. […]

Writeaways Workshop Leaders Mimi Herman and John Yewell
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Writeaways Workshop Leaders Mimi Herman and John Yewell

by Karen Pavlicin-Fragnito

She views the world through the eyes of a poet. He constructs scenes with the curiosity of an investigative reporter. As coleaders of their signature Writeaways workshops, Mimi Herman and John Yewell balance differing viewpoints and teaching styles to shepherd a community of writers. Their personalities and writing backgrounds appear so complementary, the pairing seems purposely orchestrated. Their serendipitous relationship is eighteen years strong and growing. […]

Writeaways Workshops: A Journey to Intimacy
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Writeaways Workshops: A Journey to Intimacy

by Meagan Frank

Writers are private creatures. To share writing is an intimate decision in vulnerability, and sometimes it takes an intentional and dramatic step to arrive in a place where robust writing is possible. Writeaways workshops invite writers to a new space to create, away from home and outside of what they know. Five writers share the impact of their Writeaways experience—on their point of view, self-confidence, and writing projects. […]