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Creativity In Quarantine

Alice Dietrich
Artists have been thinking of new ways to connect their art to audiences while maintaining social distance. Many have also taken to working on long-term projects.

Creative people often work in isolation, which means a shelter-in-place mentality is not unfamiliar. However, so many creative fields such as publishing and live music have affected people's livelihoods. With returning to normal off in the distance, we wanted to know how creative people have been handling this new world and how they've found comfort in the arts.

On this episode of Talk of Iowa, Charity Nebbe speaks with Claudia McGehee, Dan Knight and Debra Marquart about maintaining social distance in their creative ventures.


  • Claudia McGehee, author and illustrator based in Iowa City

Click HEREto view and download Claudia McGehee's free coloring pages.

  • Dan Knight, Steinway pianist, author, composer

  • Debra Marquart, Iowa's current poet laureate and distinguished professor of liberal arts and sciences at Iowa State University 

Rick Brewer was a producer for IPR's Talk of Iowa and River to River
Charity Nebbe is the host of IPR's Talk of Iowa