Best of Living in Iowa 130

Jun 22, 2019  | 28 min  | 130

In this episode of The Best of Living in Iowa, we revisit our program on author Paul Engle who ran the internationally renowned Writers' Workshop at the University of Iowa. For more than two decades, Engle attracted critically acclaimed writers like Kurt Vonnegut to be part of the workshop. Engle, along with his wife Nieh Hualing, went on to start the U of I's International Writing Program.



For 16 seasons, Living in Iowa was an omnibus television series that illustrated what it meant to be "uniquely Iowan." Through compelling human interest stories, it provided snapshots of Iowans representing every walk of life. As part of its 50th anniversary, Iowa PBS will revisit this popular series through The Best of Living in Iowa, a weekly program that features stories gathered from the archives of the original series. From this rich treasure trove of stories, viewers will relive moments from the past and be reminded of Iowa's unique heritage.