Classes & Workshops

  • Creating Historical Fiction

    Instructor: Nancy Niblack Baxter
    Date: Saturday, August 8
    Time: 9:00 a.m.-11:30  a.m.
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $48 Nonmembers, $33 members, $28 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members

    Are you fascinated by events of the past? Intrigued by how people lived and what they thought—and ate and wore and did to stave off boredom? Do you wonder what it was like to ride in the clamor of the battle of Waterloo, or to fear for... learn more

  • The Truth about Publishing

    Instructor: Jeff Rasley and Alicia Rasley
    Date: Saturday, Aug 15
    Time: 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $57 Nonmembers, $39 members, $33 student member/teacher member/senior member/military member

    The first question to answer is, Do you have a book in you? If so, the basics of submitting to agents and publishers need be learned and will be explained in the class. How to direct publish (self publish) will be explained and the advantages... learn more

  • Writing and Publishing Flash Fiction

    Instructor: Sean Lovelace
    Date: Thursday, August 20
    Time: 7-9 p.m.
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $38 nonmembers, $26 members, $22 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members

    Writer Sean Lovelace has years of experience as an award winning writer, critic, and editor in the genre of flash fiction. In this class, the students will write drafts—or begin to write drafts—of various types of flash fiction, from realism to conceptualism, and literary areas in-between. The... learn more

  • Memoir Writing with a Purpose-Summer

    Instructor: Jeff Rasley
    Date: Saturday, August 22
    Time: 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $57 Nonmembers, $39 members, $33 student member/teacher member/senior member/military member
    Please note the date of this class has changed!

    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... learn more

  • World Building

    Instructor: Maurice Broaddus
    Date: Saturday, Aug 29
    Time: 9:00 a.m.- 12 p.m.
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $57 Nonmembers, $39 members, $33 student members/teacher members/senior members/military 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

  • Foundations of Playwriting

    Instructor: Andrew Black
    Date: 5 Thursdays: September 10, 17, 24; October 1, 15 (no class Oct. 8)
    Time: 7:00– 9:30 PM
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $238 nonmembers, $163 members, $138 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members

    Playwriting allows writers to tell stories using a unique medium - live performance. But how to leverage the opportunity so that it harnesses the full power of the audience’s imagination? Just click your ruby heels together and say: “there’s... learn more

  • Advanced Playwriting

    Instructor: Andrew Black
    Date: 8 Saturdays: September 12, 19, 26; October 3, 17, 24, 31; November 7 (no class Oct. 10)
    Time: 10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
    Location: Marian University/Building and room # TBD
    Cost: $380 nonmembers, $260 members, $220 student members/teacher members/senior members/Military members

    Okay, you’re ready to start writing a full-length play….now what? You have written at least one short... learn more

  • Poetry as Memoir: Defining Moments in a Life

    Instructor:  Shari Wagner
    Date: 4 Saturdays, September 12, October 10, November 14, December 12
    Time: 10:00 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $215 nonmembers, $155 members, $135 student members/teacher members/senior members/military 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 someone else.  That “someone... learn more

  • Filling the Well: Reading and Writing Together

    Instructor: Claudia Labin
    Date: 4 Mondays: September 14, 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

    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... learn more

  • The Women’s Room

    Instructor: Andrea Boucher
    Date: 6 Tuesdays: September 15, 22, 29; October 6, 13, 20
    Time: 1-3 p.m.
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $228 Nonmembers, $156 members, $132 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members

    Exploring the elements of creative nonfiction—narrative, description, dialogue, research and reflection—participants in this course will move deep into the process of writing, revising, and sharing short and substantive works of nonfiction in a community of women writers. 

     

    Register online or download... learn more


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