Classes & Workshops

  • Faith Writing Workshop

    Instructor: Tracy Line
    Date: 4 Thursdays: May 12, 26; June 2, 9 (skips May 19)
    Time:  12- 2 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... learn more

  • The Basics of Self Publishing

    Instructor: Robert Kent
    Date: Saturday, May 14
    Time: 1-4 p.m.
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $57 nonmembers, $39 members, $33 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members

    Editor Peggy Tierney says she receives thousands of manuscripts per year, reads perhaps fifty, and publishes only one or two. With publishers consolidating and purchasing fewer books each year, advances shrinking, and legacy contracts becoming more restrictive than ever – and with breakout self-publishing successes like Hugh... learn more

  • How to Critique Fiction

    Instructor: Cameron Steiman
    Date: Monday, May 23
    Time: 7-9 p.m.
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $38 nonmembers, $33 members, $22 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members

    Do you feel like you’ve been writing in a vacuum? Do you have a novel or short story in progress that needs feedback? Have you heard about writing or critique groups, but are afraid to give them a try because you aren’t sure how to give or... learn more

  • Novel Writing Workshop

    Instructor: Cameron Steiman
    Date: 5 Mondays: May 23, June 6, June 13, June 20, June 27 (no class May 30)
    Time: 7-9 p.m.
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $220 nonmembers, $159 members, $138 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members  Class limit of 8 students.  Students should plan on staying 15 mins. after the first class for a meeting with Cameron.
    (This class has a $25 manuscript fee which is included in... learn more

  • Multimedia Storytelling

    Instructor: Bridgette Richards
    Date: Saturday, June 4
    Time: 1-4 p.m.
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $57 nonmembers, $39 members, $33 student/teacher/senior members

    Come experiment with us as we test the boundaries of traditional prose storytelling through a combination of lecture, exercises, and workshop. With so many different mediums to choose from (novels, plays, music, art, scripts, poetry, etc.), and the popularity of collective multimedia stories like the Marvel Cinematic Universe, how much... learn more

  • Antagonists and Protagonists and Novel Structure

    Instructor: Les Edgerton
    Date: Sunday, June 5
    Time: 1-4 p.m.
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $57 Nonmembers, $39 members, $33 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members

    The strength of your novel is dependent mostly upon the strength of your antagonist. This workshop will clearly define what determines a good protagonist and a worthy antagonist and change the way you approach each character.

    There will be a discussion on how determining a compelling story... learn more

  • One Afternoon/One Story

    Instructor: Dan Wakefield
    Date: Saturday, June 11
    Time: 1- 4 p.m.
    Location: Marian University/Marian Hall #208
    Cost: $57 nonmembers, $39 members, $33 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members

    Listen to music, let your imagination flow, leave with the first draft of a story. Dan Wakefield will guide you through some creative exercises guaranteed to generate story ideas, then lead you through a series of creative exercises fiction writers use to... learn more

  • Story Architecture

    Instructor: Bryan Furuness
    Date: Saturday, June 11
    Time:  1:30-4:30 pm
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $57 nonmembers, $39 members, $33 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members

    Every story is unique, of course, but many use the same building blocks, the same underlying patterns. In this class we'll take a look at how a few stories are built as a way to learn how to build better stories ourselves.


    Register online or download and print a... learn more

  • When Haiku & Visual Art Collide: An Introduction to Haiga

    Instructor:  Kyle D. Craig
    Date: 2 Sundays: June 12, 26
    Time: 1:30-4:30 p.m.
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $114 Nonmembers, $78 members, $66 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members

    Are you a writer who also likes the visual arts? Or do you like visual arts and have an interest in writing? If so, haiga might be the perfect form for you! Haiga is a Japanese form that combines haiku and visual art. Ancient Japanese... learn more

  • Fiction Writing Workshop

    Instructor:  Suzanne Harding
    Date: 6 Thursdays: June 16, 23, 30; July 7, 21 and 28 (no class 7/14)
    Time: 1-3 p.m.
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $228 Nonmembers, $156 members, $132 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members

    If you’ve been working on a story, short story or novel, and you’re trying to revise and polish it, it’s time to bring it out of your head and share to get feedback. If that scares you,... learn more


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