Women veterans of all ages are invited to join this free memoir-writing workshop designed to help them craft their military stories through prose or poetry. Led by Shari Wagner, a published writer and instructor for the Indiana Writers Center, each two-hour session will include prompts and models, in-class writing activities, discussion, and feedback. Women at all levels of writing experience are welcome. It’s only necessary that they have the desire to develop their writing skills and share their stories. Workshops will be held twice a month at The Kurt Vonnegut Library (340 N. Senate Ave., Indianapolis) and will run from October through March. The best work from each veteran will be published in a book by the Indiana Writers Center and celebrated at a public reading in May.  Contact Shari Wagner at sharimwagner@aol.com for more details and to register. Shari’s faculty bio is available here.


This 12-session class, running from October 2015 until March 2016, will meet the first and third Tuesdays of each month, from 1:30-3:30 p.m., at the Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library, 340 N. Senate Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46204.

Dates: October 6 & 20; November 3 & 17; December 1 & 15; January 5 & 19; February 2 & 16; March 1 & 15

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.

Sponsored by: Indiana Writers Center in partnership with Indiana Department of Veterans’ Affairs, Veterans Antiquities, and the Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library.

Written by Roxanna Santoro — August 14, 2015


Amanda Cherry:

Are these classes being offered remotely as well? Would it be possible to attend via Skype or other telecommute options if we aren’t residing in the Indianapolis area?

August 24 2015 at 12:08 PM

Maxine Cardinal Wehry:

I have a book published of a memoir while in the Marine Corps Women’s Reserve 1943-1945. It’s on Amazon under the title A Kindred Spirit. I would like to participae but now live in Florida, but originally Vincennes,In. Are you offering this as an online session?

August 24 2015 at 04:08 PM

Shari Wagner:

Hi Amanda and Maxine,
Thanks for your interest in this workshop. I’m sorry that we can’t offer it remotely. Maxine, I plan to order a copy of your memoir. Thanks for telling me about it!

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