Okay, new name. We argued about this one. Change? Don’t Change? It got a little heated sometimes. Maybe everybody’s still not positive that we did the right thing. If you’re not so sure yourself, we hope you come around. 

It’s clean and streamlined, just like us. No pesky apostrophe; everyone hated that.

Plus, everyone calls us “The Writers Center,” anyway.

And new logo.

Tolstoy said, “Clarity is beauty.”

We write.

‘Nuff said.

In this day and age, small not-for-profit organizations survive by staying light. But honing in on the most fundamental needs of the communities they serve and creating a long-range plan to meet those needs, making the very best of the talents and resources that are available to them.

That is what I’ve tried to do since having taken over as the Executive Director of the Writers’ Center in January, 2009—and I’m very happy that the Center is thriving as we enter 2013.

We know what we do and we do it well.

  • Classes for writers working at all levels, from beginning to master
  • The Annual Gathering of Writers
  • Free writing groups for members
  • Online resources
  • Literary news from around the state
  • Community-based memoir projects
  • Summer learning programs for Indianapolis youth
  • Sound advice on publishing matters

We’re rich in the resources that matter most: passion, creativity, discipline and heart. Our staff works tirelessly to keep our office running and uphold our program standards. Our Board of Directors is extraordinarily committed to the Center, overseeing our business affairs and sharing their expertise in a variety of ways.

For example, it was one of our board members who created this brilliant new website for us. Among the new features you'll find here is an improved course catalogue, searchable by genre, level and frequency, a store featuring our InWords publications (and, soon, other Writers Center merchandise), and a news center on our front page with all the latest and greatest from the IWC.

How cool is that?

Click to enter, your first step toward enjoying the new Writers Center.

May 2013 be your happiest, most creative year ever!


Barbara Shoup

Written by Barbara Shoup — January 10, 2013


Bryn Marlow:

Mazeltov! New name, new logo-look, new face to the www.world. May this creativity and energy carry you—and all of us—forward. A rising tide lifts all boats, they say. (Good to remember when I am feeling a little dinghy.) May your commitment and passion ignite fires statewide.

February 08 2013 at 08:02 AM


Our class in communication whtaced this sir, we all agreed with you, and as much as I wish I could mail a teabag to my congressman, we all came to an agreement they would be put in a container and held, our congress man only getting this message You have a lot of tea they wouldn’t know what to make of it and simply dismiss it. Your words are true, all this should come to pass. Thank you for saying what I’ve thought all my life

March 04 2013 at 07:03 AM


Hello Miss.lyleAll this week we have been solving prmbleos and I thought they were pretty easy so I thought I should write a word problem and pribably all the class and me could work it out.There were 100 vikings on a longboat 130 more join them how many are there altogether?

March 04 2013 at 07:03 AM


I really wish there were more arteilcs like this on the web.

December 01 2015 at 06:12 PM


I really wish there were more arteilcs like this on the web.

December 01 2015 at 06:12 PM

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