Words Meet Art – Winter/Spring 2023

Words Meet Art – Winter/Spring 2023

Words Meet Art, an outreach program of the Ames Writers Collective, is a literary arts event demonstrating through words how art, used as a writing prompt, can invoke feelings, trigger memories, and inspire conversations across divides and demographics. For...
KHOI Community Bookshelf Interview

KHOI Community Bookshelf Interview

Ana spoke with KHOI’s Community Bookshelf. Community Book Shelf features primarily books, short stories, and poetry by local authors, read sometimes by the authors, sometimes by local narrators. Listen to the full interview:  Your browser does not support the...
IPR Talk of Iowa Interview

IPR Talk of Iowa Interview

Our Founder, Ana McCracken, was one of three interviewed on Iowa Public Radio’s Talk of Iowa show recently. The show, hosted by Charity Nebbe, explored the new options available for non-academic writers in Iowa. First up is Julie Gammack, columnist and producer...
Our Founder Reads at Litquake 2022

Our Founder Reads at Litquake 2022

Ana McCracken, Ames Writers Collective’s founder, read a short piece as part of the Page Street writers at this year’s Litquake in San Francisco. The topic was “Welcome to Enlightenment.” Listen to Ana’s reading here: Your browser does...
First Swift Writers Workshop is a Success

First Swift Writers Workshop is a Success

In July we held the first Ames Writers Collective Swift Youth Writing Workshop, and it was a huge success! It was fun, and challenging, and all of us learned so much from writing together. Our writers were twelve kids ranging from 7th grade to 12th grade, and they...
Why Join a Cancer Writing Circle?

Why Join a Cancer Writing Circle?

Video – Writing Circle Wednesdays If you are going through cancer treatment, or have completed treatment within the last two years, why would you want to be part of a weekly writing circle? What if you don’t think of yourself as a writer? Writing Circle...