Classes & Workshops

  • Writing and Publishing Flash Fiction

    Instructor: Sean Lovelace
    Date: Sunday, August 7
    Time: 1-4 p.m.
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $57 nonmembers, $39 members, $33 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members

    Writer Sean Lovelace has years of experience as an award winning writer, critic, and editor in the genre of flash fiction. In this class, the students will write drafts—or begin to write drafts—of various types of flash fiction, from realism to conceptualism, and literary areas in-between.... learn more

  • Poetry as Memoir: Defining Moments in a Life- Fall

    Instructor:  Kyle D. Craig
    Date: 5 Saturdays: August 13, September 10, October 8, November 12, December 10
    Time: 9:30 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $263 nonmembers, $188 members, $163 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members

    Each life has its crossroads, defining moments that determine its direction.  In this poetry workshop, we will use the techniques of memoir to explore the significant moments in our own life or in the life of... learn more

  • Creating the Anti-hero

    Instructor:  Angela Jackson-Brown
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    ate:  Saturday, August 13
    Time:  1-4 p.m.
    Cost: $57 Nonmembers, $39 members, $33 student/teacher/senior/military members

    An anti-hero is a flawed hero, and therefore, much more interesting than the more traditional heroes. They can be working on the side of good, but with a tragic flaw. In this workshop, you will learn how to give birth to characters that aren’t the most likeable in some regards, but end up causing... learn more

  • Ready to Go Public

    Instructor: Suzanne Harding
    Date: Sunday, August 14
    Time: 1-4 p.m
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $57 nonmembers, $39 members, $33 student/teacher/senior members/military members

    Whether you plan to self-publish or go the traditional route of looking for an agent or editor, you have to present the most polished product possible. The volume of submissions and new books is tremendously high and rising every month. How do you stand out? Other than writing... learn more

  • It’s A Mystery -- A four hour intensive mystery writing workshop

    Instructor: Larry Sweazy
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    ate: Saturday, August 20
    Time:  1-5 p.m.
    Cost: $76 Nonmembers, $52 members, $44 student/teacher/senior/military members

    Some mystery novels are gritty and dark, while others are light and funny.  No matter what type of mystery novel you are writing, all of them have basic elements that require attention and skill.  This class will be part lecture, part workshop, with plenty of room for discussion with multiple award-winning author Larry D.... learn more

  • Building Bolder Scenes in Your Story or Memoir

    Instructor: Alicia Rasley
    Date: Sunday, August 28
    Time: 1-4 p.m.
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $57 Nonmembers, $39 members, $33 student member/teacher member/senior member/military member

    Scenes are what your readers remember and cherish after they finish your book. In this interactive course, we'll work on selecting scenes and designing them for drama and meaning. You'll learn how to use scene goal, emotional arc, theme, and "the magic rule of three" to create... learn more

  • Advanced Playwriting

    Instructor: Andrew Black
    Date: 8 Thursdays: September 8, 15, 22, 29; October 6, 20, 27; November 3 (no class Oct. 13)
    Time: 7-9:30 p.m.
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $380 nonmembers, $260 members, $220 student members/teacher members/senior members/Military members      Class size limited to 6 students.

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

  • Foundations of Playwriting

    Instructor: Andrew Black
    Date: 5 Saturdays, September 10, 17, 24; October 1, 8
    Time: 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
    Location: Marian University/Room TBD
    Cost: $238 nonmembers, $163 members, $138 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members
    Class size limited to 8 students.

    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... learn more

  • Beginning Writers Boot Camp

    Instructor: Tracy Line
    Date: Saturday, September 10
    Time:  1-4 p.m.
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $57 nonmembers, $39 members, $33 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members

    Do you have the desire to write but don’t know where to begin? Have a half-written story on your laptop or an idea that hasn’t made it out of your head? Wanting to write and doing it are two different things. Kick-start the right half of your brain with this 3-hour... learn more

  • Faith Writing Workshop

    Instructor: Tracy Line
    Date: 4 Thursdays: September 15, 22, 29; October 6
    Time:  11 a.m.-1 p.m.
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $152 nonmembers, $104 members, $88 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members

    How has your spiritual journey affected your life? In what ways are you a different person from who you once were? Life is all about stories. Capture accounts of your spiritual journey in this 4-week writing workshop. Each week in this class writers will discuss,... learn more


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