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Summer Newsletter + Membership Drive

Greetings, PorchLight Community!

First, we would like to thank the City of Iowa City for granting PorchLight the special designation of Private Group Assembly. This recognition is a testament to the literary community we have cultivated together, and we are honored to continue our work in this supportive environment.

We are thrilled to announce that despite the changing seasons, PorchLight will be continuing with its regular programming. Here's what you can look forward to:

  • Long Project Check-In: Join us for an informal gathering where you can share your long-term writing projects, receive feedback, and connect with other writers.

  • Care & Spark: Support and inspiration for artists who parent

  • Fairweather Lodge Sessions: Weekly writing workshops with formerly homeless students, in collaboration with Shelter House and Iowa City Poetry

  • The Free Generative Writing Workshops: Join us for free generative writing workshops led by a variety of talented writers and co-organized by Iowa City Poetry

In addition to our regular programming, we are still working towards growing our membership. Our goal is to transition into a co-op model, where the collective effort and support of our members will drive the growth of our unique Iowa City literary community. We invite you to become a member and contribute to this goal. By giving just $8-25 a month, you can help us further our mission.

As a member, you would enjoy a range of benefits, including:

  • Free use of our salon for individual work sessions, book groups, or readings.

  • Opportunities for literary professionals to offer workshops or work with clients, fostering connections and knowledge-sharing.

  • Access to our extensive writer's resource library, where you can borrow books and references to enrich your writing journey.

  • Invitation to our bi-monthly member meetings, where we shape our future programming.

We also have some exciting events coming up this summer:

  • Bella Epstein's Cyanotypes Opening, Storytelling Session, and Cyanotype Craft Workshop: Date TBD

  • Sarah Minor and Darius Stewart Reading in collaboration with the Cornell College MFA Program: June 28 at 7:00 PM

As always, our open hours are from 11 - 3 on Saturdays. Pop by for more information, or support us by becoming a working or non-working member here:

Hope to see you on the porch!

The PorchLight Team

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