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Doctor of Creative Arts candidate selected to attend Iowa Writers’ Workshop

Christine Piper in the Glenn Schaeffer library, standing in front of the 3,500 books in print by Iowa Writers' Workshop alumni. (Photograph: Guo Liang)


Doctor of Creative Arts candidate Christine Piper was selected to attend the Iowa Writers’ Workshop three-week special summer fiction writing workshop in May.

Her acceptance into the course was based on a portfolio of three pieces of fiction – one of which her creative doctoral thesis work-in-progress, which she is developing under the supervision of Dr Delia Falconer.

The Iowa Writers’ Workshop is the oldest and most prestigious creative writing program in the United States. The Iowa Writers’ Workshop is consistently ranked one of the top MFA creative writing programs in the United States (Poets & Writers magazine, Sept/Oct 2010: www.pw.org/content/2011_mfa_rankings_the_top_fifty_0). Alumni include Tennessee Williams, Flannery O’Connor, John Cheever, Raymond Carver, 2010 Pulitzer Prize winner Paul Harding, and Australian writer Nam Le (winner of the 2008 Dylan Thomas Prize and the 2010 PEN/Malamud Award).

The Copyright Agency Limited (CAL) has agreed to fund Christine for the cost of her trip to Iowa, covering air fares, accommodation and the workshop fee. Christine’s attendance at the workshop has allowed her to receive feedback on her creative doctoral thesis from internationally acclaimed mentors such as author and director of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, Lan Samantha Chang.


About C Piper

www.christinepiper.com I’m a mixed-race Japanese-Australian writer and editor. My debut novel, After Darkness, won the 2014 The Australian/Vogel's Literary Award and was shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Literary Award. It's about Japanese civilian internment in Australia (see: lovedayproject.com) and Japan's biological warfare program. My articles, reviews and short stories have been published in various newspapers, magazines, journals and anthologies.


2 thoughts on “Doctor of Creative Arts candidate selected to attend Iowa Writers’ Workshop

  1. Can you please write more about the inner workings of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop esp. the summer program?

    Posted by Audra | July 22, 2011, 3:04 PM
  2. Hi Audra,

    Thanks for your comment. My most recent post goes a little bit in to the inner workings of the summer fiction program:

    If you want to know more, leave a comment and I’ll try to add to what I’ve said.


    Posted by Pipes | August 1, 2011, 2:52 PM

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