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University of Iowa Writers' Workshop Turns 75

The Iowa Writers' Workshop—the nation's oldest and most prestigious graduate writing program—celebrates its 75th anniversary this year. Some 28 workshop writers have won Pulitzer Prizes and four have gone on to become US poet laureate. 7:54

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