Classes & Workshops

  • 100 Frogs: Hermes and the Russians and Breaking the Rules

    Instructor:  Michael Martone
    Date: Friday, September 2
    Time: 1-4 p.m.
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $57 Nonmembers, $39 members, $33 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members/librarian members

    We often hear that one has to master the rules of writing before one can break them. For this class, we will just go right to breaking rules. Through various writing exercises we will explore the ways to confuse categories, juxtaposition, re-contextualization, and what the Russian... learn more

  • Filling the Well: Reading and Writing Together

    Instructor: Claudia Labin
    Date: 4 Wednesdays: September 7; 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/librarian 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 craft used... 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/librarian 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... 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/Michael A. Evans Center for Health Sciences(EC) Rm# 124
    This building is #19 on the map near 30th Street.(campus map)
    Cost: $238 nonmembers, $163 members, $138 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members/librarian members
    Class size limited to 8 students.

    Playwriting allows writers to tell stories using a unique medium... 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/librarian 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... 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/librarian 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... learn more

  • World Building

    Instructor: Maurice Broaddus
    Date: Saturday, September 17
    Time: 9:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $57 Nonmembers, $39 members, $33 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members/librarian members

    Whether your story takes place in a far off land or an alternate version of an existing one; whether it is extrapolating science into futuristic technologies with its impact on society or conjuring new forms of magic, making your world believable is key. In... learn more

  • Getting Published Professionally Right Now: Stringing for a town newspaper

    Instructor:  Nancy Niblack Baxter & Tim Timmons
    Date: Saturday, September 24
    Time: 9 -11:30 a.m.
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $48 Nonmembers, $33 members, $28 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members/librarian members

    Learn writing by authoring articles for local newspapers: instant credentials and learning. Tim Timmons, Owner and Editor of The Paper in Crawfordsville and Nancy Baxter of Hawthorne Publishing will co-teach a class about local newspaper writing, "stringing,"... learn more

  • Deliberate Voice: Imitating Your Way to Your Own Style

    Instructor: Jessica Reed
    Date: Saturday, September 24
    Time: 1-4 p.m.
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $57 nonmembers, $39 members, $33 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members/librarian members

    The saying goes, “Good writers borrow; great writers steal.” In this workshop participants will discover tools for experimenting with written voices. By learning from accomplished writers and trying a wide variety of techniques, including modeling the characteristics that distinguish one writer from the next, they... learn more

  • Introduction to National Novel Writing Month: 30 days, 50,000 words, 1 novel

    Instructor: Cameron Steiman
    Date: Sunday, September 25
    Time: 1-4 p.m.
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $57 Nonmembers, $39 members, $33 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members/librarian members

    Write a novel in a month? Impossible. Crazy. Insane. Or is it? Hundreds of thousands of people gather together every November to do just that. National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is a crazy, fun-filled experience. The goal of NaNoWriMo is to write a 50,000 word novel in 30... learn more


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