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A 68-year-old aspiring writer accuses the Iowa Writers' Workshop of age discrimination

A 68-year-old aspiring writer accuses the Iowa Writers' Workshop of age discrimination

A 68-year-old man who was rejected by the prestigious Iowa Writers' Workshop has filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education, claiming he was discriminated against because of his age. Dan Thomson, a former lawyer and self-published author, was among the 97% of applicants to the program who were rejected in 2017.

The Iowa City Press-Citizen reports that the complaint, filed with the Education Department's Office for Civil Rights, alleges that the University of Iowa's creative writing program is biased against...

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