Calendar

The Nonfiction Writing Program

SPRING 2022 CALENDAR

Week 1: January 17-22            

HOLIDAY

Monday, Jan 17: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - university closed

ACADEMIC

Tuesday, Jan 18: First Day of Spring Classes

                   

Week 2: January 24-29

AWARD

Thursday, Jan 27: Deadline for Digital Scholarship & Publishing Studio Summer Fellowship materials to Cherie Hansen-Rieskamp (for PhD and Second-Year MFA students)

 

Week 3: January 31-February 5

OUTREACH

Monday, Jan 31, 3pm: Deadline for Buckley Master Class proposals to Corey

AWARD

Tuesday, Feb 1: Deadline for Edwin Ford Piper Memorial Scholarship materials to Cherie Hansen-Rieskamp (for PhD and MFA students)

AWARD

Thursday, Feb 3: Deadline for MFA Nonfiction English Dept Financial Aid Form to Cherie Hansen-Rieskamp

AWARD

Thursday, Feb 3: Deadline for MFA Summer Fellowship materials to Cherie Hansen-Rieskamp (Second-Years Only)

MASTER CLASS

Friday, Feb 4, 9am, via Zoom: Publishing Q&A with Agent Ethan Bassoff of the Ross Yoon Agency

 

Week 4: February 7-12

AWARD

Monday, Feb 7: Submissions for Provost’s Postgraduate Visiting Writers Fellowships due online, by 11:59pm: https://workflow.uiowa.edu/form/provost-postgraduate-visiting-writers (Third-Years Only)

COMMUNITY

Wednesday, Feb 9, 5-6pm, via Zoom: NWP Town Hall

READING

Friday, Feb 11, 7PM, Prairie Lights Books Virtual: Grace Lavery and Melissa Febos Reading and Conversation

 

Week 5: February 14-19

AWARD

Monday, Feb 14, 3pm: Deadline for Herodotus Award proposals to Corey

 

Week 6: February 21-26

ACADEMIC

Tuesday, Feb 22: Deadline for Fall 2022 course registration preferences emailed to Cherie Hansen-Rieskamp

ACADEMIC

Wednesday, Feb 23, 5pm, Zoom: NWP Meeting on Thesis Committees (for Second Years and anyone else interested)

READING

Wednesday, Feb 23, 7PM, Prairie Lights Book Virtual: NWP student Bela Shayevich, translator of Yevgeny Zamyatin’s novel WE, in conversation with NWP Director Brooks Landon and special guest

ACADEMIC

Friday, Feb 25: Degree application deadline (Third-Years Only)

ACADEMIC

Friday, Feb 25: MFA spring graduates (Third-Years Only) must send Cherie a list of their thesis title, committee members, date, and time of defense

 

Week 7: February 28-March 5

COMMUNITY

Tuesday, March 1, 3PM: Deadline for Outreach Master Class Proposals to Corey

 

COMMUNITY - BUCKLEY MASTER CLASSES

Wed-Fri, March 2-4, EPB: Buckley Master Classes

       

Week 8: March 7-12

COMMUNITY

Wednesday, March 9: NWP Director available for Zoom appointments

 

Week 9: March 14-19

REST

Spring Break

 

Week 10: March 21-26

READING

Tuesday, March 22, 7PM, Prairie Lights Books Virtual: Elissa Washuta Reading, followed by conversation with NWP professor Melissa Febos

 

Week 11: March 28-April 2

ACADEMIC

Friday, April 1, 10am: Second-Years to submit thesis proposals to faculty

OUTREACH

Saturday, April 2, times tbd, EPB: NWP Outreach Master Classes

 

Week 12: April 4-9

COMMUNITY

April 4-8: NWP Welcome Week for Possible New NWP Students

AWARD

Monday, April 4, 3pm: Submissions for Roxanne Mueller Award due to Corey

COMMUNITY

Wednesday, April 6, 5-6pm, via Zoom: NWP Meet & Greet with Prospective Students

COMMUNITY

Thursday, April 7-Saturday, April 9: Mission Creek Festival

 

Week 13: April 11-16

ACADEMIC

Monday, April 11: Early Registration for Fall 2022 begins

READING

Wednesday, April 13, 7pm, Prairie Lights Books (IN PERSON!): NWP Bedell Distinguished Visiting Writer Tisa Bryant Reading with NWP Visiting Assistant Professor Sarah Minor

 

Week 14: April 18-23

READING

Wednesday, April 20, 7pm, Prairie Lights Books (IN PERSON!): Robin Hemley, former director of the NWP, in conversation with Patricia Foster and David Hamilton

Week 15: April 25-30

 

Week 16: May 2-7

ACADEMIC

Friday, May 6: Close of classes

SOCIAL

Friday, May 6, evening tbd: NWP Graduation Reading

SOCIAL

Saturday, May 7, 11am, Bonnie Sunstein's home: NWP Graduation Ceremony/Garden Party

 

Week 17: May 9-14

ACADEMIC

Final exam week for the university