Welcome to the IYWP

The IYWP is committed to protecting the safety and well-being of our youth participants, our volunteers, our community partners, and our staff. Please consult our "Programs" tab for information about how the COVID-19 outbreak has affected our programming. Thank you, and stay well!

The Iowa Youth Writing Project (IYWP) is an arts outreach organization based at the University of Iowa that empowers, inspires, and engages K-12 youth throughout the state using language arts and creative thinking.

Online course registration opens April 1st for Finding Your Voice: The Art of the College Application Essay.

  • Two students sitting at a table writing
  • Students wearing costumes
  • Young child at the Mark Twain Engagement event.