UI begins development of fresh Nonfiction Writing Program structure

The fresh structure will sit on the southeast nook of North Clinton and Church Streets throughout from the UI’s President’s Residence.


Construction of the fresh University of Iowa’s Nonfiction Writing Program structure began earlier this month.

According to Iowa Nowthe two-story, 3,500 sq. foot structure will sit on the southeast nook of North Clinton and Church Street, throughout from the President’s Residence.

The college’s Nonfiction Writing Program will breathe housed within the fresh structure, stirring from the English-Philosophy Building. It will “include offices for faculty, workspaces for graduate teaching assistants, seminar classrooms, and an open library/lounge space that will open to an outdoor patio.”

The structure on North Clinton Street will sit adjoining to the UI Iowa Writers Workshop and International Writing Program buildings, an region typically termed ‘the writers’ neighborhood.’

The UI Nonfiction Writing Program is a three-year graduate-level program within the Department of English within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

The structure was initially deliberate for development in May 2008, earlier than Iowa City skilled widespread flooding, the article stated.

Plans resumed in 2018, when John D’Agata, then director of this system, partnered with the UI Center for Advancement to draw extra donors to the undertaking.

The structure is funded 100% by donors and is deliberate to launch on the aim of 2022.