MOOCs

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The IWP's massive open online courses (MOOCs) offer opportunities for interactive learning in creative writing and literature to unlimited numbers of participants around the world. MOOCs offer prerecorded video lectures provided by contributing authors, including IWP Fall Residents and University of Iowa professors; live and asynchronous discussion-based instruction provided by highly qualified teaching teams; reading and writing assignments; and inclusive community-based feedback. Supported by the United States Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and the University of Iowa, each IWP MOOC is designed to provide global access to creative writing education and cultural exchange. The IWP's MOOCs have enrolled over 47,000 participants from 197 countries.

MOOCs are available free of charge to everyone who wishes to enroll; there are no registration fees or application requirements. When a new MOOC opens, the IWP will provide enrollment information on this page.

To join our mailing list to receive notifications regarding future MOOCs, please fill out the sign-up form here.

2017 MOOCs

Power of the Pen: Identities and Social Issues in Fiction and Nonfiction (May 2017)

Power of the Pen: Identities and Social Issues in Poetry and Plays (July 2017)

Past MOOCs

To view our past MOOCs, please visit the Past Distance Learning Programming page.

For inquiries about our MOOCs or other online programming, please email us at distancelearning.iwp@gmail.com.

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