Gail Godwin recalls her first time as a student in the English-Philosophy Building (home of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop at the time) on the University of Iowa campus:
‘So? What do I risk? Obscurity?’ This riposte, which a fiction workshop student flung back at her peers after their critique of her story in the spring of 1967, just after I arrived in Iowa City, reverberated through the fourth-floor halls of EPB and was quoted with awe and respect by her colleagues.
Godwin, Gail. Publishing: A Writers Memoir. NY, NY: Bloomsbury, 2016. Print.