Support the Indiana Writers Center

There are amazing stories hidden inside those who live quietly among us, and it is the mission of the Indiana Writers Center to bring them to light. We educate, inspire, connect, and support Indiana writers at all levels and in all genres; we recognize excellence in Indiana literature, and provide outreach programs designed to bring forth the voices of people who are not usually heard. We advocate for writing and literature as essential to a community that values clarity of communication and honors diversity, tolerance and compassion.

2015 highlights include:

  • Taught 66 classes in fiction, poetry, nonfiction, creative nonfiction, memoir, and the business of writing, serving 912 students, and hosted the 2015 Gathering of Writers, attended by more than 100 members and friends of the IWC.

  • Served 200 at-risk youth in summer writing program, “Building a Rainbow,” and published an anthology of their writing.

  • Presented a memoir-writing workshop for homeless women at the Wheeler Center for Women and Children, and published an anthology of their stories, Where Mercy and Truth Meet: Homeless Women of Wheeler Speak.
  • Partnered on outreach programming with community organizations including: Indianapolis Public Library, Wheeler Mission, JCC Indianapolis, Dance Kaleidoscope, Indy Reads Books, Indiana State Library, Indy Fringe, Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library, Department of Veterans Affairs.

  • Published 50 Indiana writers in Flying Island, the IWC's online literary magazine.

  • Presented programs for 54 schools, libraries and community organizations statewide, serving more than 2,000.

  • “Evening with the Muse,” a monthly free event, showcased accomplished Indiana poets and provided the opportunity for aspiring poets to share their work at an open mic.

  • INwords, our publishing imprint proudly added Flying Island, A collection of the best online writing contributions in Poetry, Fiction and Nonfiction,  published in March of 2015.

Your donation will help us continue to support Indiana authors, encourage aspiring writers, and ensure that the stories hidden inside those who live quietly among us are heard. 

Please join us in offering all Indiana writers the opportunity to tell their stories by making a generous gift to the Indiana Writers Center before the end of the year.  Please give generously. (Select amount below)

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