Mission: To showcase the writing of Black students at the University of Iowa, and to create and support a Black arts community.

Black Art; Real Stories (BARS) is an initiative to capture and share the Black voices on campus that are often muted. In our time here at the Mecca for creative writers, we've discovered that the phrase doesn't always hold true for everyone. The University of Iowa is host to the world renowned Writers' Workshop, as well as the number one undergraduate English and Creative Writing programs. However, there isn't a common outlet for our Black undergraduates to express their creativity, passions, fears and struggles...until now. View our "People" page to get to know more about the team behind the website. BARS serves as an online medium, with a print form at the end of every semester. Submit, read, and/or spread the word. Either way your support is appreciated! Follow our social media pages.


Email: blackartrealstories@gmail.com
Twitter Handle: @blackartstories
Facebook Page: Black Art; Real Stories - #BARS