Classes & Workshops

  • Beginning Writers Boot Camp

    Instructor: Tracy Line
    Date: Saturday, September 9
    Time:  9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $75 nonmembers, $48 members, $42 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members/librarian members

    Do you have the desire to write but don’t know where to begin? Have a half-written story on your laptop or an idea that hasn’t made it out of your head? Wanting to write and doing it are two different things. Kick-start the right half of your brain... learn more

  • Faith Writing Workshop

    Instructor: Tracy Line
    Date: 4 Mondays: September 11, 18, 25; October 2
    Time: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m..
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $200 nonmembers, $128 members, $112 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members/librarian members

    How has your spiritual journey affected your life? In what ways are you a different person from who you once were? Life is all about stories. Capture accounts of your spiritual journey in this 4-week writing workshop. Each week in this class... learn more

  • Eat, Memory

    Instructor: Andrea Boucher
    Date: 4 Thursdays: September 14, 21, 28; October 5
    Time: 1:00-3:30 p.m.
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $275 Nonmembers, $185 members, $165 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members/librarian members
    * The price of this class includes an additional $25 manuscript fee

    Based on the idea behind the book Eat, Memory: Great Writers at the Table, A Collection of Essays from the New York Times, this four-session class focuses on writing... learn more

  • Foundations of Playwriting

    Instructor: Andrew Black
    Date: 5 Thursdays, September 14, 21, 28; October 5, 19
    Time: 7-9:30 p.m.
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $313 nonmembers, $200 members, $175 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members/librarian members
    Class size limited to 8 students. Only 4 spots left!

    Playwriting allows writers to tell stories using a unique medium--live performance.  But how to leverage the opportunity so that writers harness the full power of the audience’s... learn more

  • World Building

    Instructor: Maurice Broaddus
    Date: Saturday, September 16
    Time: 9:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $75 nonmembers, $48 members, $42 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members/librarian members

    Whether your story takes place in a far off land or an alternate version of an existing one; whether it is extrapolating science into futuristic technologies with its impact on society or conjuring new forms of magic, making your world believable is... learn more

  • Advanced Playwriting

    Instructor: Andrew Black
    Date: 7 Saturdays: September 16, 23, 30; October 7, 14; November 11, 18
    Time: 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
    Location: Marian University, TBD (campus map)  
    Cost: $438 nonmembers, $280 members, $245 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members/librarian members      Class size limited to 6 students.  Only 2 spots left!

    Okay, you’ve taken the Foundations class….now... learn more

  • Wriggling Out of a Straightjacket: Writing Within Constraints

    Instructor: Jessica Reed
    Date: Saturday, September 16
    Time: 1-4 p.m.
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $75 nonmembers, $48 members, $42 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members/librarian members

    Not only do sampling techniques such as collage, patchwork, and erasure invite us to rethink authorship, but also they are fun! Creativity is unavoidable, even when constructing texts out of other works. In this workshop, we will learn techniques for borrowing text, reconfiguring it, and reinvigorating... learn more

  • Writing and Publishing Your Nonfiction Book for Success

    Instructor: Nancy Baxter
    Date: Saturday, September 23
    Time: 9:00-11:30 a.m.
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $63 Nonmembers, $40 members, $35 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members/librarian members

    You’ve dreamed of writing your nonfiction book: sharing your experiences, expertise or new idea with a reading public who will enjoy it and profit from your ideas. Publication is achievable today in ways never possible before. This workshop explores publishing possibilities and even more importantly... learn more

  • Building a Story

    Instructor: Kyle Robison
    Date: Sunday, September 24
    Time:  1:00-4:00 p.m.
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $75 nonmembers, $48 members, $42 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members/librarian members

    What do you think of a character named Trouble? Explore a character of your creation through a set of “why’s.”  Create the character’s choices, words, actions, history, the quirks, and finally the name. This is the character for building your own story with fresh vocabulary and a graphic organizer.

    ... learn more
  • Writing Workshop: The Short Story Workshop

    Instructor: Monica Bergers
    Date: 5 Tuesdays: September 26; October 3, 10, 17, 24
    Time: 6:30-9 p.m.
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $338 nonmembers, $225 members, $200 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members/librarian members
    (The cost of this class includes a $25 manuscript fee, to be remitted by IWC directly to the instructor, for assignments that she critiques outside of class time.)

    In this workshop, writers will have the opportunity to explore the world of... learn more


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