The University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine will host our 12th annual three-day conference focusing on the links between medicine and the arts. We feature a refreshing and relaxed atmosphere to take in skill-building workshops and inspiring presentations from the people working to forge that integration. You’ll leave with a new appreciation not only of your art, but of your work (and even your struggles). Welcome to Iowa!
Sarah Smarsh is the author of HEARTLAND: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth coming in September from Scribner Books. She has reported on socioeconomic class, politics and public policy for The New Yorker and Harper’s online, The Guardian, VQR, Pacific Standard, Longreads, Guernica, the Economic Hardship Reporting Project, and many others. She is a Shorenstein Fellow at the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government during the spring 2018 semester.
Sarah has spoken on social issues, media, literature and history at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics, and Public Policy; TedX Topeka; the Chicago Humanities Festival; Texas Book Festival; Google/Knight Foundation’s Newsgeist at Arizona State’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism; Popular/American Culture Association National Conference; the Associated Writing Programs National Conference; Kansas Conference on Poverty; Southampton Writers Conference; the National Archives; KGB Bar, and numerous public radio programs, high schools, bookstores, bars, and civic organizations. She is a stage alum of Literary Death Match and other storytelling series. Read more…
About the University of Iowa
The University of Iowa is among the nation’s premier centers for creative writing, and its programs attract writers from all over the world. A dozen Pulitzer Prize-winners, numerous National Book Award recipients, and four recent US Poet Laureates have attended the University of Iowa. The University is home to the International Writing Program, the Nonfiction Writing Program, the Iowa Summer Writing Festival, and the Iowa Review. It is also home to the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, the first creative writing degree program in the United States, and the model for contemporary writing programs. Iowa City itself is a UNESCO City of Literature.