Creative Writing Workshop at the National Scholars Institute

Our sister blog, Freehand, posted a great profile of one of our veteran summer teachers!


summeronthebrain_logoSummer is coming! If you’re like us, we are looking to fill our summer with adventure and how better to do that than through the power of the pen!! In order to help you get to know the Creative Writing Workshop at National Scholars Institute here at the Belin-Blank Center, we’ve decided to go straight to the source. Today’s post is a conversation with Creative Writing instructor Monica Bergers. Monica earned her MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop in 2007, and her MA in English from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 2003. She went on to teach a novel writing workshop at Victoria University in New Zealand as part of a fellowship awarded by the Iowa Writers’ Workshop in 2008. She grew up in Nebraska and Arkansas, and is at work on her first novel, set in the Dust Bowl. We caught up with Monica earlier this month and picked…

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