This summer we are excited to partner with St. Florian Center, LaPlaza, and Concord Neighborhood Center to present “Building a Rainbow,” a creative writing memoir program for disadvantaged youth. The summer program runs from June 22 through July 31, 2015.

We are seeking volunteer teachers, writers, and community members to help us work with our students. As a volunteer, you will be working directly with student writers ages 6 to 16, the Indiana Writers Center’s instructors, the Education Outreach Director, the Executive Director, and other volunteers. With your team, you will be responsible for helping to facilitate and teach students narrative writing techniques.  

St. Florian will meet every Monday and Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at IPS #27 (545 East 19th Street) from June 22- July 31. LaPlaza will meet every Monday and Wednesday from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. from June 22 through July 24 at Gambold Preparatory High School at 3725 Kiehl Avenue in Indianapolis. Concord Neighborhood Center will meet every Tuesday and Thursday morning from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Concord (1310 South Meridian Street). (Dates for Concord TBA).

 We will host a voluntary training session Thursday, June 4 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m at the Indiana Writers Center. We can train you on site as well.  

If you are interested in volunteering, please email either Education Outreach Director, Dr. Darolyn “Lyn” Jones, at or Executive Director, Barbara Shoup at If you are interested in attending the training session, please email Lyn at

The Indiana Writers Center (IWC) educates, inspires, connects, and supports Indiana writers working at all levels and in all genres. It recognizes the power of stories and advocates for writing and literature as essential to a community that values clarity of communication, honors diversity, and fosters tolerance and compassion.

Written by Indiana Writers Center — April 28, 2015

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