Items Tagged With writers and family

Where We Write: Iowa

by Kodi Scheer

The Literary Life

Posted 2.10.15

Kodi Scheer

Iowa isn’t just the Writers’ Workshop. A native Iowan talks about how she learned to capture the true nature of her home state, and the stoic people who live there, in her writing.


Why We Write: Going Back to Where It Was

by Carolyn Roy-Bornstein

The Literary Life

Posted 12.16.14

Carolyn Roy-Bornstein

After finding him paging through her diary, a mother confronts the ethical and emotional struggles of writing about her son’s traumatic brain injury.


Why We Write: My Father’s Voice

by Jaina Sanga

The Literary Life

Posted 8.20.14

Jaina Sanga

A daily phone call from India spurs an emerging writer to complete her first novel.


World Poetry Day, Banned Books in Saudi Arabia, and More

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 3.21.14

Books & Brews brings booze to a new venue in Indiana; Adam Zagajewski on balancing joy with sadness; Vladimir Putin’s fictional presence; and other news.


Writing Awards

Writing Awards

Up to five awards of $6,000 each and up to five Promise Awards of $2,000 each are given twice yearly to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers with children. Writers with at least one child under the age of 18 are eligible. Using the online submission system, submit a writing sample of any length with a biography, an artist statement, a curriculum vitae, and a $10 entry fee by February 27. Visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.