city: iowa city

iowa house hotel

from raymond carver, john cheever posted in literature by donkeyoti

John Cheever and Raymond Carver taught at the Iowa Writer's Workshop at the same time in 1973.

From a Paris Review article:

"When we were teaching in the Iowa Writers' Workshop in the fall semester of 1973, he and I did nothing but drink. I mean we met our classes, in a manner of speaking. But the entire time we were there—we were living in this hotel they have on campus, the Iowa House—I don't think either of us ever took the covers off our typewriters. We made trips to a liquor store twice a week in my car."

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donnelly’s pub

from kurt vonnegut posted in literature by donkeyoti

While teaching at the Iowa Writer's Workshop, Kurt Vonnegut hung out at Donnelly's Pub in Iowa City. He recommended it in a letter to a new faculty member.

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