Fostering community through the literary arts
WHAT WE DO
WE PROVIDE THE SPACE, YOU PROVIDE THE COMMUNITY
PorchLight provides a space for writers of all ages, income levels, and levels of experience to connect with other writers and participate in Iowa City's rich literary offerings.
We are a member run community offering space for readings, workshops, work sessions, residencies and literary gatherings, with a special interest in interdisciplinary and outreach projects.
Find out how you can become a member here.
We currently offer three regular programs: The Free Generative Writing Workshops, The Fairweather Writing Sessions, and the Long Project Check-in.
We co-sponsor many other events so check our calendar for the latest.
Come visit our community salon open 11-3 on Saturday. Inside you'll find information on local and regional literary happenings, a gallery for Image and Text creations, a board for those seeking book or writing groups, a series of specially curated mini libraries, deep chairs, and brewed coffee. Consider us your "Welcome Center" for the City of Literature.
RESIDENCIES AND WRITER'S RETREAT
Upstairs PorchLight provides a furnished apartment for use by local art organizations with established residencies. Alternately the space is available to writers looking for a quiet yet inspiring get away in which to write. Contact email@example.com to book your stay.
PorchLight offers a sustainable year round living space for a literary artist with an interdisciplinary focus.
Board of Directors