Welcome to the IYWP

The Iowa Youth Writing Project (IYWP) is a non-profit outreach collective founded by University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop graduates in 2010 that aims to join Iowa City’s unique literary heritage with Iowa’s larger community by empowering, inspiring, and educating Iowa’s youth through language arts and creative thinking.

This summer, our campers have created many amazing writing pieces with us at IYWP! We have compiled all their works into YOUTHQUAKE, a single digital publication that will show the best the campers have created in their respective camps over the summer. Click YOUTHQUAKE to be directed the publication at issuu.



  • 2018 Youthquake publication
  • Two students sitting at a table writing
  • Students wearing costumes
  • My Day is Today