Welcome to the IYWP

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. Please consult our "Programs" tab for information about how COVID-19 has affected our programming.

The IYWP is proud to join with the Obermann Center for Advanced Studies and the UI German Department to offer a teen writing contest inspired by the legacy of Anne Frank. For more information, visit the "Writing Contest" tab.

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

Summer Calendar

  • IYWP Summer 2021 Calendar