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For more than eighty years, Iowa City has been teaching the world to write. The Iowa Writers' Workshop at The University of lowa pioneered the teaching of creative writing at the university level. With its deeply elaborated literary cultural assets, Iowa City was designated the third City of Literature in the world and the only one in the United States by the United Nations Education Cultural and Scientific Organization (UNESCO) in 2008. There is a significant underlying principle here in Iowa: that the literary arts are for everyone at every age, in every walk of life. We believe an American Writers Museum would serve to keep alive our stories for generations to come.
-Sally Mason, President, University of Iowa