The Magid Center Joins New CLAS Engagement Hub!

The Magid Center is excited to join the new College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Engagement Hub! The aim of this reorganization is to help "strengthen writing, research, and scientific communication, as well as foster community-engaged scholarship and learning." This administrative move will help The Magid Center "serve more students and reach more people [on campus] and across the state.”

Angie Cruz Announced as 2022-2023 Magid Center Visiting Writer-in-Residence!

The Magid Center is pleased to announce novelist and editor Angie Cruz as our 2022-2023 Visiting Writer-in-Residence! Cruz will be on campus October 5th-8th and will participate in a public reading at Prairie Lights (5:30pm, Oct. 6th) and a Q&A at the Dey House (10:30am, Oct. 7th).

Magid Center Director Daniel Khalastchi wins the Brittingham Prize in Poetry

Out of over 950 entrants, Daniel Khalastchi has been selected as the winner of the Brittingham Prize in Poetry and his third poetry collection, AMERCIAN PARABLES, will be published this fall by the University of Wisconsin Press. Khalastchi is the author of two previous collections of poetry, MANOLERIA (Tupelo Press) and TRADITION (McSweeneys).

2021 Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration of Human Rights: January 25-31, 2021

"We will remember not the words of our enemies but the silence of our friends." - MLK, Jr 2021 Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration of Human Rights is Sunday, Monday, January 25th through Sunday, January 31. Please visit the to see events and activities.

Lifting the Glass: A Look Behind the Trick Mirror with Jia Tolentino

The Magid Center for Undergraduate Writing hosted Jia Tolentino as the 2019-2020 Visiting Writer-in-Residence.  Jia is a staff writer at The New Yorker and the author of the critically acclaimed essay collection Trick Mirror (recently named one of the most notable books of the year by The New York Times and a finalist for the National Book Critic Circle's prize for best first book). Formerly, she was the deputy editor of Jezebel and contributing editor at The Hairpin.

Annual Report 2018-2019

The Magid Center for Writing is pleased to present its 2018-2019 Annual Report, available as a downloadable PDF.

The Iowa Chapbook Prize Featured on DITV

The Iowa Chapbook Prize was featured on Daily Iowan TV (DITV) ahead of the 2019 Iowa Chapbook Prize Reading and Reception on Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 5pm at Prairie Lights.

Certificate Student Gets Published: Skye Corken

Writing Certificate student Skye Corken has had her first piece of writing published. She wrote an article for the University of Iowa College of Public Health on alumna Carolyne Bennett's work with the CDC. We are extremely proud of her and wish her further success in writing!

How Iowa is Helping Young People Find Their Voice: IYWP on BTN

The Big Ten Network recently published an article and began airing a commercial about the Iowa Youth Writing Project, part of the Magid Center for Undergraduate Writing. The IYWP does great work in our community, helping K-12 students find their voices through creative writing.