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    • We Wanted to be Writers

    • Life, Love, and Literature at the Iowa Writers' Workshop
    • By: Eric Olsen, Glenn Schaffer
    • Narrated by: Rama Vallury
    • Length: 13 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 5
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 5

    We Wanted to be Writers is a rollicking and insightful blend of original interviews, commentary, advice, gossip, anecdotes, analyses, history, and asides with nearly thirty graduates and teachers at the now legendary Iowa Writers' Workshop between 1974 and 1978. Among the talents that emerged in those years - writing, criticizing, drinking, and debating in the classrooms and barrooms of Iowa City - were the younger versions of writers who became John Irving, Jane Smiley, T. C. Boyle, Michelle Huneven, Allan Gurganus, Sandra Cisneros, Jayne Anne Phillips, Jennie Fields, Joy Harjo, Joe Haldeman, and many others. It is chock full of insights and a treasure trove of inspiration for all writers, readers, history lovers, and anyone who ever "wanted to be a writer."

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Authentic

    • By nonfiction reader on 05-22-16

    Regular price: $24.74