Classes & Workshops

  • Advanced Playwriting

    Instructor: Andrew Black
    Date: 8 Wednesdays: October 1, 8, 15, 22; November 5, 12, 19, 26
    Time: 7-9 p.m.
    Location: Marian University, Marian Hall #215 (Building #17 on the campus map)
    Cost: $304 nonmembers, $208 members, $176 student members/teacher members/senior members/Military members
    Walk-in registrations are Welcome!
    Click here for a campus map/parking pass. (Please note that Marian Hall... learn more

  • The Sense of Memory

    Instructor:  Melissa Fraterrigo
    Date: Friday, October 3
    Time: 10-12:30 p.m.
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $48 Nonmembers, $33 members, $28 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members

    Memory has been called the ultimate “myth-maker,” continually seeking meaning in the scattered and unfathomable events in our lives. By paying attention to the particulars of the stories we tell, we can discover new material and precise images that can inform and renew... learn more

  • Foundations of Playwriting (Saturday Sessions)

    Instructor: Andrew Black
    Date:  5 Saturdays (Oct 4, 11, 18, 25; Nov 1)
    Time: 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
    Location: Marian University, Marian Hall Room #006A (Building #17 on the campus map)
    Cost: $190 nonmembers, $130 members, $110 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members
    Click here for a parking pass.  Walk-in registrations are Welcome!learn more

  • Hooked

    Instructor: Les Edgerton
    Date: Sunday, October 5
    Time: 1-5 p.m.
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $76 Nonmembers, $52 members, $44 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members

    The road to rejection is paved with bad beginnings. Why? If a novel or short story has a poor beginning, then no one will keep reading. In this workshop participants will learn how to use the ten core components inherent to any... learn more

  • The Art of the Memoir

    Instructor: Dan Wakefield
    Date: 6 Tuesdays: October 7, 14, 21, 28; November 11, 18
    Time: 7-9 pm
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $228 nonmembers, $156 members, $132 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members

    With simple writing exercises that evoke memory, we write out of the deep well of our own experience. Reading aloud what we write is part of the process, but no one is required to do... learn more

  • Get Started

    Instructor: Jessica Reed
    Date:
    Wednesday, October 8
    Time: 7-9 p.m.
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $38 Nonmembers, $26 members, $22 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members

    Got an idea you just can’t get down? Got a half-finished story you don’t know what to do with? Been thinking about writing for a long time and just not doing it? Wonder how to connect with other writers in the Indianapolis area?... learn more

  • Antagonists and Protagonists and Novel Structure

    Instructor: Les Edgerton
    Date: Sunday, October 12
    Time: 1-4 p.m.
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $57 Nonmembers, $39 members, $33 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members

    This workshop will clearly define what determines a good protagonist, enabling participants to approach each of their characters more successfully. The group will discuss how determining a compelling story problem, coupled with strong protagonists and antagonists aid in helping a writer develop... learn more

  • Reading Like a Writer

    Instructor: Kip Robisch
    Date: 5 Mondays: October 13, 27; November 10, 24; December 8
    Time: 7-9 p.m.
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $190 Nonmembers, $130 members, $110 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members

    This class takes novels, poems, short stories, and nonfiction from the “literary canon”—the stuff they use in college literature courses, and examines those works from a writer’s perspective. Each class will have one text... learn more

  • 10 Personal Branding Secrets for Writers

    Instructor: Erik Deckers
    Date: Saturday, October 18
    Time: 1-4 p.m.
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $57 Nonmembers, $39 members, $33 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members

    Personal branding with social media is how writers of the 21st century find readers. We can't rely on the "my work should speak for itself." Instead, blogging, Twitter, Facebook, and Google+ are some of the best ways to reach your audience and... learn more

  • Creative Nonfiction

    Instructor: Kip Robisch
    Date: 3 Thursdays: October 23, 30; November 6
    Time: 7-9 p.m.
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $114 nonmembers, $78 members, $66 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members

    The three parts of this course will give you what you need to invent, draft, and troubleshoot a 10-20 page work of creative nonfiction (e.g., personal essay, research... learn more


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