Classes & Workshops

  • The Pleasures and Pitfalls of Writing Historical Fiction

    Instructor:  Barbara Shoup
    Date: Wednesday, April 23
    Time: 7-9:30 p.m.
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $48 Nonmembers, $33 members, $28 student/teacher/senior members
    Walk-in registrations are Welcome!

    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? Would you like to live in another time, by way of writing fiction? This... learn more

  • Creative Nonfiction

    Instructor: Kip Robisch
    Date: 3 Thursdays: May 1, 8, 15
    Time: 7-9 p.m.
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $114 Nonmembers, $78 members, $66 student/teacher/senior members

    Have you thought about writing that memoir or autobiography? Or maybe you want to write about someone else--a family member, friend, or even a total stranger whose story you think should be told. Maybe you'd like to write about nature, or... learn more

  • Making Memoirs: Making Sense

    Instructor:  Lyn Jones
    Date: Thursday, May 8
    Time: 1-4 p.m.
    Location: Nickel Plate Arts, 107 S. 8th Street, Noblesville, IN
    Cost: $57 nonmembers, $39 members, $33 student/teacher/senior members

    Start telling your story.

    Dr. Darolyn “Lyn” Jones will help you find the voice to tell your own stories during this introduction to the memoir. Find your way onto the writer’s path during this class from the Indiana Writers... learn more

  • Planning, Researching, Writing and Publishing Your Nonfiction book

    Instructor:  Nancy Niblack Baxter
    Date: Saturday, May 10
    Time: 9:30 a.m.-12  p.m.
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $48 Nonmembers, $33 members, $28 student/teacher/senior members

    If you have a book in you just dying to get out or an impulse to publish is nagging at you, here is your chance to get an overview of what to expect. We'll help you plot your course to publication from idea development... learn more

  • Backwards and Forwards: an Alternate Approach to Invention, Reinvention, and Revision

    Instructor: Michael Meyerhofer
    Date: Saturday, May 10
    Time: 1-4 p.m.
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $57 Nonmembers, $39 members, $33 student/teacher/senior members

    Sometimes it's helpful to start a poem without much in the way of firm grounding, focusing instead on wild, lyrical imagination to see where it takes us.  With that in mind, participants of this class will begin with a purely inventive exercise. Then, once they’ve hammered raw... learn more

  • How to Write a Lot (And Write It Well)

    Instructor:  Ben H Winters
    Date: Tuesday, May 20
    Time: 7-9:30 p.m.
    Location: Marian University/Marian Hall-# 205
    Cost: $48 Nonmembers, $33 members, $28 student/teacher/senior members

    “Time is what we want most and use worst.” -- William Penn

    So true, and especially for writers! We who wander around moaning how we can’t find any time to write, how life is constantly intruding on our writing time. And... learn more

  • Find your voice

    Instructor:  Melissa Fraterrigo
    Date: Thursday, May 22
    Time: 10-12:30 p.m.
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $48 Nonmembers, $33 members, $28 student/teacher/senior members

    Voice is an elusive quality that we use to describe an author’s work. It’s often confused with style, but stands alone as a result of all the technical choices made by a writer. A writer’s voice is distinct from everyone else—it is how a character expresses... learn more


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