Classes & Workshops

  • Point of View

    Instructor: Kip Robisch
    Date: 2 Thursdays: July 31 & August 7
    Time: 7-9 p.m.
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $76 Nonmembers, $52 members, $44 student/teacher/senior members

    This may be the most difficult element of writing prose. In this class we will dig into the complexities of point of view and how the person and tense of a work of prose can either skate off track or keep... learn more

  • Creating and Maintaining Your Website Instructor: Eva Snider

    Date:  2 Saturdays: August 2, 9
    Time: 4-7 p.m.
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $114 nonmembers, $78 members, $66 student/teacher/senior members

    It’s quickly becoming a virtual necessity for writers to have their own websites. For many, though, creating and maintaining a website can be an intimidating endeavor. This class will pull back the curtain on web design (hint: it’s mostly writing)... learn more

  • Flash Fiction: Realism and Beyond

    Instructor: Sean Lovelace
    Date: Saturday, August 9
    Time: 1-4 p.m.
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $57 Nonmembers, $39 members, $33 student/teacher/senior members

    Would you like to stretch your imagination? Would you like to compete in a cluttered publishing market? Traditional realism is the default mode for most flash fiction. How do you stand out as a flash fiction writer? Write differently. In this class we will work... learn more

  • You Are Here: Adventures in Travel Writing

    Instructor: Sarah Layden
    Date: 2 Tuesdays, August 12 & August 19
    Time: 6-8 p.m.
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $76 Nonmembers, $52 members, $44 student/teacher/senior members

    Whether you’ve taken an unforgettable trip or dream of future journeys, learn how to capture the details of place and experience through travel writing. We’ll utilize the raw material of memory and observation; feel free to bring a photograph, guidebook or... learn more

  • Vivid Writing II

    Instructor: Kip Robisch
    Date: Thursday, August 14
    Time: 7-9 p.m.
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $38 Nonmembers, $26 members, $22 student/teacher/senior members

    This class continues our work on generating better images, more specific and vibrant nouns, active verbs, and judicious use of the adjective and adverb. We concentrate on the use of the senses and the best language for articulating them the right way at... learn more

  • Money and the Muse: Building a Lifelong Career in Writing

    Instructor:  Nancy Niblack Baxter
    Date: Saturday, August 16
    Time: 10 a.m.-12:30  p.m.
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $48 Nonmembers, $33 members, $28 student/teacher/senior members

    Do you have the basic talent and emotional makeup to make a lifetime career out of writing? What kind of writing are you involved in, or contemplating? An interactive overview, this workshop explores a lifetime of writing in several genres, both for income and for... learn more

  • So Ya Want to Write YA? Instructor: Mike Mullin

    Date:  2 Saturdays: August 16, 23
    Time: 1:00-5:15 p.m.
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $162 nonmembers, $111 members, $94 student/teacher/senior members

    This workshop on writing for the young adult market will be designed with you in mind. At the first meeting, we’ll cover ideation, styles of novel planning, and point of view. We’ll also plan topics for the remaining meeting to meet... learn more

  • Exploring Mindfulness and the Writing Process

    Instructor:  Nancy Olson
    Date:  Saturday, August 23
    Time: 9 a.m.-12  p.m.
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $57 nonmembers, $39 members, $33 student/teacher/senior members

    Mindfulness is a particular way of paying attention to present moment experience. Practicing mindfulness techniques can help us observe how our minds work, grow in self awareness, strengthen patience, and free us from the litany of judgmental thoughts. These same techniques can also enhance our writing... learn more


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