Classes & Workshops

Please note: Most of our classes now meet at the new home of the IWC located in the Circle City Industrial ComplexThe ones that do not will list the alternate location in the class description.
  • Finding Your Memoir Essay through Play

    Instructor: Melissa Fraterrigo
    Date: Thursday, March 21
    Time: 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $63 nonmembers, $40 members, $35 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members/librarian members

    Remember those blocks you played with as a child and how one day you could use them to create a castle with a bubbling moat and the next they became lounge chairs for Barbie as she stretched out poolside? Oftentimes when we have a... learn more

  • Getting Your Ten-Minute Play Produced

    Instructor: Mark Harvey Levine
    Date: Thursday, March  21
    Time:  7:00 – 9:30 p.m.
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $63 nonmembers, $40 members, $35 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members/librarian members

    You've written a play, now what?  You've got to get it on stage. This class will teach you how to get your play produced. Students will learn how to find theaters, festivals and contests that are actively looking for plays like... learn more

  • Let Me Count the Ways: Writing the List Poem

    Instructor:  Shari Wagner
    Date: Saturday, March 23
    Time: 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $63 nonmembers, $40 members, $35 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members

    There’s something universally appealing about the list poem, a form going back to Homer, the Old Testament, and Native American prayers. During this class, we’ll look at list poems by contemporary poets and engage in writing activities designed to generate inventory and transform it to meaningful verse. Bring... learn more

  • From Picture Books to Instagram: Using Illustrations and Photographs to Unstick Your Writing

    Instructor: Kaitlynn McShea
    Date: Sunday, March 24
    Time:  1–4 p.m.
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $75 nonmembers, $48 members, $42 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members/librarian members

    Do you feel “stuck” with your writing? Every writer is familiar with a bout of writer’s block, whether it be for an hour or a month. In this writing-based workshop, we will explore picture-based writing warm-ups to help unstick our writing. Come ready to write and share!


    Kaitlynn McShea is a... learn more

  • Launching an Online Freelance Writing Career

    Instructor: Laura Briggs
    Date: Saturday, March 30
    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

    During this class, students will learn about the current demand for online writing services, the different types of writing online clients need support with (such as blogs, whitepapers, and ebooks), how pitching for online work is different than traditional magazine pitching, and where to find work. Students... learn more

  • Elements of Craft: Language, Style, Voice/Point of View, Symbols

    Instructor: Luke Wortley
    Date: Monday, April 1
    Time: 6:30-9:30 p.m.
    Location: IWC 
    Cost: $75 Nonmembers, $48 members, $42 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members/librarian members 

    Sometimes it's just good to get back to the basics and discuss, in depth, the component parts of prose. A lot of us get bogged down in the task of transmuting our own ideas into narrative, believing that complete stories just fall... learn more

  • Foundations of Playwriting

    Instructors: Andrew Black & Mark Harvey Levine
    Date: 5 Thursdays: April 4, 11, 18, 25; May 2
    Time:  7:00 – 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. 

    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... learn more

  • Experiencing Experimental

    Instructor:  Kristine Esser Slentz
    Date: 6 Saturdays: April 6, 13, 20, 27; May 4, 11
    Time: 2-3 p.m.
    Location: Online, using Zoom
    Cost: $150 Nonmembers, $96 members, $84 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members/librarian members 

    Come experience the experimental! Take a sip of beer with Bernadette Mayer, join Theresa Cha as she examines Korean history by way of wordy images, and run into wooden cutouts of the most... learn more

  • That Sounds Good to Me: Writing the Sonic-Driven Poem

    Instructor: Kyle D. Craig
    Date: Sunday, April 7
    Time:  1:30–4:30 p.m.
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $75 nonmembers, $48 members, $42 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members/librarian members

    When it comes to what distinguishes poetry from other kinds of writing, the notion of sound or musicality often finds itself pushed to the forefront of the conversation. That is, poets both create and manipulate various elements of craft (diction, tone, rhythm, syntax, etc.) to match and/or impact... learn more

  • Tips for Successful Screenwriting: Do’s & Don’ts

    Instructor: Danny Chan
    Date: Wednesday, April 10
    Time:  6:30-9:30 p.m.
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $75 nonmembers, $48 members, $42 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members/librarian members

    It’s been just you and the page all this time – but, now you’re ready to put your screenplay out into the world. How should you proceed? How and where do you start submitting?

    Danny Chan, CEO of Almost Never Films, shares his insights to help you prepare... learn more


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