Classes & Workshops

  • 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

  • Filling the Well: Reading and Writing Together

    Instructor: Claudia Labin
    Date: 5 Fridays: March 3, April 7, May 5, June 2, July 7
    Time:  12-2 p.m.
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $250 nonmembers, $160 members, $140 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... 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

  • Short and (Not Always) Sweet: An Introduction to Japanese Tanka

    Instructor:  Kyle D. Craig
    Date: Sunday, March 12
    Time: 1:30-4:30 p.m.
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $75 Nonmembers, $48 members, $42 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members/librarian members

    The Japanese tanka means “poem song.” It is a five line lyrical poem often composed of 31 or fewer syllables, and dates back more than 1,200 years. The best tanka, it has been written, seek to harmonize the writer’s emotional life and the elements of the... learn more

  • How to Write a Memoir/Novella-in-Flash

    Instructor: Kelcey Parker Ervick
    Date: Friday, March 17
    Time:  12-2:30 p.m.
    Location:  Butler University, Jordan Hall Room 201.

    Visitor parking is available in the visitor parking garage: https://www.butler.edu/parking/visitor-event-parking

    Presented in conjunction with Butler Litfest
    No charge for Butler students.
    Cost: $50 nonmembers, $35 members

    Memoirs and Novellas narrated in “flash,” in short prose bursts, offer writers and readers the intensity of a moment, the... learn more

  • World Building

    Instructor: Maurice Broaddus
    Date: Saturday, March 18
    Time: 9:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $75 nonmembers, $48 members, $42 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.... learn more

  • 2017 Gathering of Writers 2017 Gathering of Writers

    Instructors: Various
    Date: Saturday, March 25, 2017
    Time: 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    Location: Indiana Landmarks Center
    Early Bird Cost:     $75 members, $135 nonmembers
    After February 25: $85 members, $150 nonmembers


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    Your registration includes lunch (if you have dietary restrictions, please contact rachel@indianawriters.org)



    Writing Well-Done: How Do You Know Your Work is Reader Ready?

    Fiction writer Bryan... learn more

  • Master Class: Revising Revision

    Instructor: Brian Leung
    Date:  Sunday, March 26
    Time:  1-4 p.m.
    Location: Marian University/TBD
    Cost: $75 nonmembers, $48 members, $42 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members/librarian members

    This class will focus on both new and traditional revisions strategies toward stronger creative work. There will be an emphasis on prose, but plenty for poets to consider as well.  Attendees may bring from their own work a prose excerpt or several poems, but this is not a... learn more

  • Scrivener: Making Use of its Full Potential

    Instructor: Cameron Steiman
    Date: Sunday, April 2
    Time:  1-4 p.m.
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $75 nonmembers, $48 members, $42 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members/librarian members 

    Scrivener is a powerful tool that allows you to create a complete work environment for almost any kind of writing (novel, short story, nonfiction book, etc.). Whether you are new to Scrivener or have been utilizing a few of its features, this class will take a... learn more

  • Discounted Craft Class Combo with S. M. Harding

    Instructor:  S. M. Harding
    Date: 4 Tuesdays: April 4, 11, 18, 25
    Time: 12:30 pm.-3 p.m.
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $242 nonmembers, $150 members, $130 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members/librarian members

    These craft classes may be purchased as a bundle, or as individual classes if you find one that’s of particular interest to your writing:

    Shaking Loose the Character
    “My method of character building is from the inside out…” So says Alice Hoffman,... learn more


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