Weekly Writing Clubs 2020: SUSPENDED FOR COVID-19. See below.

 IYWP volunteers work in teams to provide sustained one-on-one attention to students in weekly writing workshops.
IYWP volunteers work in teams to provide sustained one-on-one attention to students in weekly writing workshops.

The IYWP is committed to protecting the health and well-being of those in our community. As of 3/18, the University of Iowa has gone digital for the remainder of the spring semester, and the UI campus will be closed until further notice. With most of our volunteers sheltering in place off-campus, the IYWP will suspend ALL weekly programming for Spring 2020. This change is effective immediately.

Elementary Programs

Horn Elementary/ West High WAC Writing Club
Horn Elementary Writing Club
Ages: High school students teaching elementary school students
Mondays, 4:30-5:30 pm

Each week high school students at West High School work along side IYWP staff to lead workshops at Horn Elementary. West High students learn to write lesson plans and lead workshops, while also getting the silling fun of volunteering with Horn students. Horn Writing Club members, in grades 2-6, enjoy the mentorship of high school students who invite them to write and draw from mind-bending prompts.

If you're a student at West High who would like to volunteer at Horn Writing Club, please contact site coordinator Jane Huffman, jane-huffman@uiowa.edu.

Horace Mann Elementary Writing Club
Horace Mann Elementary Writing Club
Ages: Grades 1-6
Tuesdays, 3:30-4:30 pm

If you like high-octane, wacky fun, the kids at Horace Mann are your bunch! Creative, outgoing, and always up for a laugh, this after-school crew will leave you in stitches.

Exterior of Lucas Elementary with trees in fall
Lucas Elementary
Ages: 2-6
Wednesdays, 4:30-5:30 pm

These high-energy kiddos love creating stories that they can act out for their classmates. Keep plenty of good ideas in your back pocket when writing with this rambunctious group! 

Grant Wood Elementary Club
Longfellow Elementary Club
Alexander Elementary

High School / Teen Programs

Tate Spoken Word Club | IC Speaks
Tate High Spoken Word Club | IC Speaks
Ages: Grades 9-12
Fridays, 11:48 am-12:50 pm

Tate is an alternative high school, meaning that it provides shorter periods, career counseling, and special guidance for students living complicated lives. Students in IC Speaks Spoken Word Club elect to spend their lunch hour writing and discussing poetry. Be prepared for some brilliance: these students are expressive, emotionally intelligent, and fierce. 

 

Liberty High Spoken Word Club | IC Speaks
Ages: Grades 9-12

Students in Liberty High's Spoken Word Club write spoken word poetry with IC Speaks.

City High Spoken Word Club | IC Speaks
Ages: Grades 9-12

Students at City High's Spoken Word Club write spoken word poetry with IC Speaks.

Student performs her poetry on stage.
West High Spoken Word Club | IC Speaks
Ages: Grades 9-12

This is the IYWP's first-ever spoken word club! Led by local spoken word artist Caleb Rainey with IC Speaks, students use the space to explore their truth, experiment with spoken word techniques, discover the work of renowned spoken word artists, and learn about opportunities for local performances!