Cover Photo: A screenshot from the film "Field of Dreams," in which a baseball team wearing striped team outfits walks toward a cornfield.
Production still via Gordon Company

Writing Your Little Stories In the Shadow of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop

I was planting my cornfield, hoping that the magic baseball team (a.k.a my writing group) would eventually show up. If you build it, they will come.

By the time we moved to Iowa City seven years ago, my husband and I had lived in three cities in five years, where I’d held three different jobs, earned one MFA, and miscarried twice before our first daughter was born.

if you build it, they will come

and Freedomwrite



well, guess we’re doing this now

The Artist’s WayYes

The End

Katie Runde is the author of The Shore (Scribner, May 2022). She lives in Iowa City.