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English and Creative Writing major Shalini Jasti featured in the Iowa Writers' House's "We the Interwoven Vol. 3"

Dec 11, 2020
Shalini Jasti

The Iowa Writers' House has been hindered but not halted in the pursuit of its mission.

In April 2020, Andrea Wilson — the founder and executive director of the nonprofit — announced that the foundation would close its physical location at 332 E. Davenport St. due to the immediate economic strain of COVID-19.

This announcement came less than a month after the Iowa City Downtown Arts Alliance was formed among eight area nonprofits including the Iowa Writers' House.

"We were always a small bootstrap organization without major funding sources," Wilson told the Press-Citizen in April. "When COVID-19 hit it was right at the beginning of our major programming that would be a major part of our income for the next six months."