Classes & Workshops

  • Embrace Science in Your Creative Writing

    Instructor: Jessica Reed
    Date: Saturday, May 23
    Time: 1-4 p.m.
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $57 nonmembers, $39 members, $33 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members
    Walk-in registrations are Welcome!

    Poets and storytellers, take the world in your hands. Our universe, as revealed to us through science, contains mystery and invites contemplation. Imaginative writing is a natural place to explore our strange and wonderful world and to reflect its beauty. If, as physicist... learn more

  • The Basics of Book Design, Inside and Out

    Instructor: Andrea Boucher
    Date: Saturday, May 30
    Time: 1:30-4:30 p.m.
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $57 Nonmembers, $39 members, $33 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members

    People really do judge a book by its cover, so learn how to make one that catches the eye and entices the reader to take a closer look. In the first part of this three-hour class, students will learn how to evaluate a text for key words, underlying themes, and important... learn more

  • Prompting Poetry

    Instructor: Liz Whiteacre
    Date: Saturday, June 6
    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

  • Let Me Count the Ways: Writing the List Poem

    Instructor:  Shari Wagner
    Date: Saturday, June 13 
    Time: 9-11:30 a.m.
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $48 nonmembers, $33 members, $28 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members

    There’s something universally appealing about the list poem, a form going back to Homer, the Old Testament, and Native American prayers. During this class, we’ll look at list poems by contemporary poets and engage in writing activities designed to generate inventory and transform it to meaningful verse.... learn more

  • Kill Your Darlings

    Instructor: Suzanne Harding  and Chris Paynter
    Date:  Saturday, June 13
    Time: 1:30-4:30 p.m
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $57 nonmembers, $39 members, $33 student/teacher/senior members

    Learn how to put on your editor’s cap and slash away at flabby text! You’ve finished a novel or a short story and you can feel the glow. Enjoy the moment, but realize this is a first draft. You need to go back over the... learn more

  • Discounted Class Combo with S. M. Harding

    Instructor:  Suzanne Harding
    Date: Sunday, June 14, June 28, July 19, Aug 16
    Time: 1:30-4:30 p.m.
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $216 nonmembers, $144 members, $120 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members

    Shaking Loose the Character:
    “My method of character building is from the inside out . . . ” So says Alice Hoffman, but how does she manage? How do we create fully-formed characters, not just cardboard characters whom we push around on a... learn more

  • Shaking Loose the Character

    Instructor:  Suzanne Harding
    Date: Sunday, June 14
    Time: 1:30-4:30 p.m.
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $57 Nonmembers, $39 members, $33 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members

    “My method of character building is from the inside out . . . ” So says Alice Hoffman, but how does she manage? How do we create fully-formed characters, not just cardboard characters whom we push around on a chess board of plot? This class will explore different... learn more

  • Get Started

    Instructor: Barbara Shoup
    Date: Monday, June 15
    Time: 7-9:30 p.m.
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $48 nonmembers, $33 members, $28 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members

    Got an idea you just can’t get down? Got a half-finished story you don’t know what to do with? Been thinking about writing for a long time and just not doing it? Wonder how to connect with other writers in the Indianapolis area? This class, taught by Barbara Shoup, novelist... learn more

  • The Story in My Bones

    Instructor:  Michael Baumann
    Date: 4 Tuesdays: June 16, 23, 30; July 7
    Time: 4:30-6:30 p.m.- Middle School Students
    Time: 7-9 p.m. - High School Students
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $88

    Are you filled with a constellation of stories that you need to tell? Or do you like to write about yourself, whether it’s true, not true, or a mixture of the two? Maybe the stories you want to tell feel more like poems. In... learn more

  • Dialogue: Speaking Life into Your Characters

    Instructor:  Angela Jackson-Brown
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    ate:  Saturday, June 20
    Time: 1-4 p.m.
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $57 Nonmembers, $39 members, $33 student/teacher/senior/military members

    How often have you read dialogue that made you want to put down the book and cry that you just spent your hard earned money on it? This workshop is designed to elevate your dialogue to master level as well as move your plot to all new levels of greatness. No... learn more


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