Welcome to Iowa

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Writing can seem like an individual sport, but it truly takes a team. Our region offers state-wide
conferences and local events that feature lessons on craft; industry advice; and connections to great agents, art directors, editors, and authors. Most importantly, you’ll have the opportunity to meet …

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Christa Heschke – Literary Agent, McIntosh and Otis Literary Agency


Jim Hoover – Associate Art Director at Viking Children's Books/Penguin


Karl H. Jones - Associate Editor, Grosset & Dunlap/PSS, Penguin Young Readers Group


Kathleen Merz - Managing Editor, Eerdmans Books for Young Readers


Kathryn Finney - Author-Illustrator


Maureen Korte -Professional Storyteller & Longtime Educator


Pat Chittick McCaw- MFAC Candidate & Writer


Sharelle Byars Moranville – Author