Charles Wright recalls his time in the Iowa Writers’ Workshop in the book A Community of Writers:
Monday afternoons, workshop over, a group would walk from the Quonset hut to the Student Union. To the Ping-Pong room. Don, Mark, Marvin Bell, Bill Brady, Al Lee, Wm Brown, myself, and sometimes others. This was when I first got the notion that Don’s fierce intensity was not limited to things ethereal. Did we play vigorous Ping-Pong, or what? Mark was a good player; I was all right, a journeyman; Bill Brady was all right. But Don was very good. I couldn’t beat him. Mark may have a couple times; and Marvin, who was also a good player.
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.