Classes & Workshops

  • How to Put Character in Your Characters (In Memoirs As Well as Fiction)

    Instructor: Dan Wakefield
    Date: Saturday, September 20
    Time: 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. (Bring a brown bag lunch)
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $95 nonmembers, $65 members, $55 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members
    3 spaces left and then the class is closed! No walk-in registrations.

    Do the characters in your novels and short stories seem bland and forgettable? What about the people in your memoirs? They need... learn more

  • Memoir with a Purpose

    Instructor: Jeff Rasley
    Date: Saturday, September 27
    Time: 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $57 Nonmembers, $39 members, $33 student member/teacher member/senior member/military member

    Many writers keep a journal or write about their own experiences.  Most of this writing is not shared or published (except on Facebook). Many of us can turn our own experiences into a lesson for others—a didactic memoir. Short features for... learn more

  • Prompting Poetry

    Instructor: Liz Whiteacre
    Date: Saturday, September 27
    Time: 1:30-4:30 p.m.
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $57 nonmembers, $39 members, $33 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members

    In this workshop, we will explore how poetry prompts can help us get started writing poetry, explore different ways to write poems, return to poetry after a “dry spell”—even help with revision. We will learn how to find and write prompts, how... learn more

  • 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
    Click here for a campus map/parking pass. (Please note that Marian Hall is #18 on the pass)

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  • Foundations of Playwriting (Thursday Night Sessions)

    Instructor: Andrew Black
    Date:  5 Thursdays (Oct 2, 9, 16, 23, 30)
    Time: 7-9 p.m.
    Location: Marian University, TBD campus map)
    Cost: $190 nonmembers, $130 members, $110 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members
    Click here for a campus map/parking pass.

    Playwriting allows writers to tell stories using a unique medium--live performance. But how to... 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
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  • 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


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