Student Writing Workshop

Interested in Attending ICON?
Show your Student Writing Workshop badge at Registration BEFORE Opening Ceremonies to attend the whole weekend at our current Early Bird Rate.

Are you a high school or college student? Do you dream of being an author? Attend ICON’s FREE Student Writing Workshop and collaborate with locally and nationally recognized authors to improve your writing skills.

  • When: Friday before ICON kicks off from 1 PM to 5 PM
  • Where: the Marriott, Cedar Rapids, IA
  • Who: Any high school or college-aged student
  • Cost: Free, but registration is required because space is limited.


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Download and mail in your Student Writing Workshop registration

Sample Curriculum*

Our goal each year is to give students a chance to practice their writing craft, and learn about the creative and business side of writing.

  • 1:00 PM to 1:35 PM: Welcome and Keynote
  • 1:45 PM to 2:10 PM:
    • Writing Track: Tropes & Genres
    • Business Track: The “Write” Community
  • 2:15 PM to 2:40 PM
    • Writing Track: Character Development
    • Business Track: Devil Is In the Details
  • 2:45 PM to 3:25 PM: Writing Workshop sponsored by The Writers’ Room
  • 3:30 PM to 3:55 PM
    • Writing Track: If I’m Successful
    • Business Track: Pathways to Publishing
  • 4:00 PM to 4:25 PM
    • Writing Track: World-Building
    • Business Track: Marketing Your Work
  • 4:30 PM to 5:00: Meet the Panelists
    During this time, attendees will also have access to the Dealers’ Room and the Art Show.

*Please note that is is NOT necessarily the schedule and/or the curriculum for the upcoming Student Writing Workshop. This sample is provided for planning purposes only.