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A program of PorchLight and Iowa City Poetry, The Fairweather Writing Sessions connect creative writers with groups of formerly homeless Iowans to help them find find joy, expression and agency through the act of creative writing. Contact: if you are interested in leading a session.

Another PorchLight and Iowa City Poetry collaboration,  The Free Generative Writing Workshops provide a space for career writers, curious beginners, writers of all income levels and stages of life. Our goal is to make it easy to meet and learn from some of the most talented writer/teachers living in or passing through Iowa City. Every month a new writer leads a generative workshop, presenting a prompt inspired by their own preoccupations, passions, or interests.  It has been an adventure, and we are continually inspired by the creative concentration of participants, and the powerful beginnings the workshop generates.

Visit: or check out PorchLight's Calendar for upcoming sessions

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Join us on the fourth Saturday of every month from 1-2:30pm, for a trouble shooting, and goal setting session. Come ready to talk about your project, or to just listen to how others are making their way through a long writing project. Writers working on projects over 30 pages, of any genre are welcome. 

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