Classes & Workshops

  • Gift Certificate for Classes
    Give a gift certificate to encourage the aspiring writer in your circle of friends or family to write.
     

    Available for purchase in denominations of $50, $75, $100 & $125
    A gift certificate for a customized amount can be purchased via phone-call the IWC 317-255-0710

    *Gift certificates have no cash-back value and expire one year from the date of issue.



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  • Retire to Write: It's Not Too Late: An interactive guided workshop

    Instructors: Jeff and Alicia Rasley
    Date: 2 Saturdays: December 3, and 10
    Time: 1-5 p.m.
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $152 Nonmembers, $104 members, $88 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members/librarian members
    Walk-in registrations are Welcome!

    In two 4-hour sessions, we will discuss why retirement is the best time of life to begin and complete a book or other major writing project.

    The four major topics the class will consider are:

    1. Transitioning... learn more
  • Exploring Mindfulness and the Writing Process

    Instructor:  Nancy Olson
    Date: Saturday, December 17
    Time: 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
    Location:  IWC
    Cost: $57 nonmembers, $39 members, $33 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members/librarian members

    Mindfulness is a particular way of paying attention to present moment experience.  Practicing mindfulness techniques can help us observe how our minds work, grow in self-awareness, strengthen patience, and free us from the litany of judgmental thoughts.  These same techniques can also enhance our writing process by... learn more

  • Beginning Writers Boot Camp

    Instructor: Tracy Line
    Date:  Saturday, January 7
    Time:  9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $75 nonmembers, $48 members, $42 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... learn more

  • Advanced Playwriting: Session II

    Instructor: Andrew Black
    Date: 8 Saturdays: January 14, 21, 28; February 4, 11, 18, 25; March 4
    Time: 1:00-3:30 p.m.
    Location: Marian University, TBD
    Cost: $500 nonmembers, $320 members, $280 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 elements of... learn more

  • Foundations of Playwriting

    Instructor: Andrew Black
    Date: 5 Thursdays: January 26; February 2, 9, 16, 23
    Time: 7-9:30 p.m.
    Location: The Church Within, 1125 Spruce St, Indianapolis, IN 46203 (Fountain Square Neighborhood)
    Cost: $313 nonmembers, $200 members, $175 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 - live performance. But how to leverage the opportunity so that it harnesses... learn more

  • Writing Workshop: The Short Story Workshop

    Instructor: Monica Bergers
    Date: 6 Mondays: February 27, March 6, 13, 20, 27, April 3
    Time: 6:30-9 p.m.
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $400 nonmembers, $265 members, $235 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members/librarian members
    (The cost of this class includes a $25 manuscript fee, to be remitted by IWC directly to the instructor, for assignments that she critiques outside of class time.)

    In this workshop, writers will have the opportunity to explore the... learn more

  • Poetry as Memoir: Defining Moments in a Life

    Instructor:  Kyle D. Craig
    Date: 5 Saturdays: January 28; February 25; April 1, 29; May 20
    Time: 9:30 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $338 nonmembers, $225 members, $200 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members/librarian 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

  • Faith Writing Workshop

    Instructor: Tracy Line
    Date: 4 Thursdays: April 13, 20, 27; May 4
    Time:  11 a.m.-1 p.m.
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $200 nonmembers, $128 members, $112 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

  • Memoir Writing with a Purpose

    Instructor: Jeff Rasley
    Date: Saturday, March 4
    Time: 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $75 nonmembers, $48 members, $42 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members/librarian members

    Many writers keep a journal or write about their own experiences.  Most of this writing is not shared or published (except on Facebook). Many of us can turn our own experiences into a lesson for others—a didactic memoir. Short features for on-line publications, corporate... learn more


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