Classes & Workshops

  • Foundations of Playwriting

    Instructor: Andrew Black
    Date: 5 Thursdays: September 10, 17, 24; October 1, 15 (no class Oct. 8)
    Time: 7:00– 9:30 PM
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $238 nonmembers, $163 members, $138 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members

    Playwriting allows writers to tell stories using a unique medium - live performance. But how to leverage the opportunity so that it harnesses the full power of the audience’s imagination? Just click your ruby heels together and say: “there’s... learn more

  • Advanced Playwriting

    Instructor: Andrew Black
    Date: 8 Saturdays: September 12, 19, 26; October 3, 17, 24, 31; November 7 (no class Oct. 10)
    Time: 10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
    Location: Marian University, Marian Hall/Room # 002
    Cost: $380 nonmembers, $260 members, $220 student members/teacher members/senior members/Military members

    Okay, you’re ready to start writing a full-length play….now what? You have written at least one short... learn more

  • Filling the Well: Reading and Writing Together

    Instructor: Claudia Labin
    Date: 4 Mondays: September 14, October 5, November 2, December 7
    Time:  11 a.m.-1 p.m.
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $152 nonmembers, $104 members, $88 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members

    Love to read? Want to write, too? Come read and write together to prime the pump. Participants in this lunchtime class will read and discuss a novel or novella each month—then do a writing exercise based on an aspect of... learn more

  • The Women’s Room

    Instructor: Andrea Boucher
    Date: 6 Tuesdays: September 15, 22, 29; October 6, 13, 20
    Time: 1-3 p.m.
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $228 Nonmembers, $156 members, $132 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members

    Exploring the elements of creative nonfiction—narrative, description, dialogue, research and reflection—participants in this course will move deep into the process of writing, revising, and sharing short and substantive works of nonfiction in a community of women writers. 

     

    Register online or download... learn more

  • Prompting Poetry

    Instructor: Liz Whiteacre
    Date: Saturday, September 19
    Time: 1:00-4:00 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 to respond to prompts, and... learn more

  • Short, Simple & Sublime: An Introduction to Japanese Poetry

    Instructor:  Kyle D. Craig
    Date: Sunday, 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 class you will learn how to write the Japanese forms of haiku, senryu, haibun, tanka, and more. Learn the history, elements, and techniques of Japanese forms of poetry, as well as the various markets in which to publish these forms. Perhaps most importantly, learn... learn more

  • Thinking on the Page

    Instructor:  Barbara Shoup
    Date: Tuesday, September 29
    Time: 7-9:30 p.m.
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $48 Nonmembers, $33 members, $28 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members

    The stories, essays, and blog posts we love often start out being about something quite ordinary, then surprise and delight us as they twist and turn, revealing the writer’s mind in-process. This workshop will help you learn to approach your own work with an open mind, surprising and... learn more

  • Discounted Craft Class Combo with S. M. Harding

    Instructor:  Suzanne Harding
    Date: 4 Thursdays: October 1, 8, 15, 22
    Time: 1-3 p.m.
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $144 nonmembers, $96 members, $80 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members

    Storytelling: Characters in Search of a Writer:
    “We are, as a species, addicted to story. Even when the body goes to sleep, the mind stays up all night, telling itself stories.” Jonathon Gottschall.
    I think it’s inevitable – think of early humanity and the cave paintings.... learn more

  • Storytelling: Characters in Search of a Writer

    Instructor:  Suzanne Harding
    Date: Thursday, October 1
    Time: 1-3 p.m.
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $38 Nonmembers, $26 members, $22 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members

    “We are, as a species, addicted to story. Even when the body goes to sleep, the mind stays up all night, telling itself stories.” Jonathon Gottschall.

    I think it’s inevitable – think of early humanity and the cave paintings. But how do we form a story into a... learn more

  • The Circle of the Story: Beginning, End and Saggy Middle

    Instructor:  Suzanne Harding
    Date: Thursday, October 8
    Time: 1-3 p.m.
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $38 Nonmembers, $26 members, $22 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members

    Where do we start the story? How much backstory must we include? How do we make the middle of the story a lean, mean reading machine? How does the end of the story echo the beginning and the theme? Bring the first and last chapter of your novel... learn more


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