Charles Wright at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop

Charles Wright at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop


Kenney's Bar
125 South Clinton St.

Charles Wright recalls his time in the Iowa Writers’ Workshop in the book A Community of Writers:

Stories. Many Stories. Some repeatable, some not. Nights at Kenney’s Tavern. The Famous Pig Roast at Nick Crome’s farm when Don organized a high-jumping contest over the pig still on the pit, the coals still glowing. Couples straying impassioned burgeoning spring leaves and long grasses of the adjoining fields […] Later, knife-throwing contest in Al Lee’s apartment […]


Citation: Wright, Charles. “Improvisations on Donald Justice.” A Community of Writers: Paul Engle and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. Ed. Robert Dana. Iowa City: U of Iowa, 1999. 186-92. Print.