Creative Writing

Grinnell Writers-at-Large

The writing community sponsors this outside-class, all-are-welcome workshop. Writers submit work to the group on a weekly basis, and engage in a critique of others' work as well. Many students use this group to work on pieces for submission to The Grinnell Review.

Prison Writers' Workshop

The Grinnell Prison Workshop is a student-run group dedicated to volunteering at nearby prisons. Since2003, Grinnell students have traveled regularly to the Newton Correctional Facility in Newton, Iowa, and more recently, the Iowa Correctional Institution for Women in Mitchellville. These volunteers facilitate a variety of writing workshops and liberal arts-style courses as well as help with existing GED, ESL, and job training classes. This collaboration has a deep and lasting impact on both incarcerated and college students.

The Grinnell Review

This journal of art and literature is published once a semester. All students are invited to submit works to the Review, which are then judged by the student board. The process culminates at a public reading of the work and the distribution of monetary writing prizes.