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.
  • Elizabeth Barrett Browning: Giving Voice to Convictions

    Instructor: Joyce Brinkman
    Date: Saturday, August 24
    Time:  1–4 p.m.
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $85.95 nonmembers, $58.95 members, $52.95 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members/librarian members
    *Cost includes a copy of the book

    Join Indiana Poet Laureate Emerita for a discussion and writing workshop using her new book of Elizabeth Barrett Browning poems in the Literary Portals to Pray series. Discussion will focus on three Browning poems and their accompanying scriptures from the modern, and... learn more

  • Writing History & Rewriting the Rules of Creativity

    Instructor: L.A. Chandlar
    Date: Monday, August 26
    Time:  6-9 p.m.
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $75 nonmembers, $48 members, $42 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members/librarian members

    Join me for a two-part interactive workshop on the art of writing a historical fiction novel and understanding the psychology of creativity so you can be in it for the long haul.

    Part I: We will look at what inspires us about history, how to make it come alive in... learn more

  • Memoir 101: How to Write Your Story

    Instructor: Tracy Line
    Date: 5 Wednesdays: September 4, 11, 18, 25, October 2
    Time: 1:00-3:00 p.m..
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $250 nonmembers, $160 members, $140 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members/librarian members

    So many of us have been shaped by our life experiences. We have a story to tell but don’t know where to begin. In this 5-week class, participants will gain an understanding of the memoir genre and learn the steps for writing an engaging... learn more

  • Foundations of Playwriting

    Instructors: Mark Harvey Levine
    Date: 5 Thursdays: September 5, 12, 19, 26, October 3
    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

    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 imagination?  This class reviews the fundamentals of... learn more

  • Fiction Writing Workshop

    Instructor: Robert Kent
    Date:  5 Sundays: September 8, 15, 22, 29, October 6
    Time: 5-7 p.m.
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $275 nonmembers, $185 members, $165 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members/librarian members
    Class size limited to 10 students
    *
    The cost of this class includes a $25 critiquing fee, to be remitted by IWC directly to the instructor, for work critiqued... learn more

  • Beginning Writers Boot Camp

    Instructor: Tracy Line
    Date:  Saturday, September 14
    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

    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

  • Poetry as Memoir: Defining Moments in a Life

    Instructor:  Kyle D.Craig
    Date: 4 Sunday Sessions: September 15, October 20, November 17, December 15
    Time: 1:30- 4:00 p.m.
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $275 nonmembers, $185 members, $165 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members/librarian members 
    *The cost of this class includes a $25 critiquing fee, to be remitted by IWC directly to the instructor, for work critiqued

    Each life has its crossroads, defining moments that determine its direction.  In this... learn more

  • Writing the Young Adult Novel

    Instructor: Barbara Shoup
    Date: 2 Monday Sessions: September 16, 23
    Time: 6:30-9:30 p.m.
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $150 nonmembers, $96 members, $84 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members/librarian members

    When asked for advice about writing for children, Maurice Sendak responded, "I don't write for children; I write as a child." The same holds true if you want to write "for" young adults. The first session of this class,... learn more

  • The Long Thing

    Instructor: Barbara Shoup
    Date:  6 Tuesdays: September 17, 24, October 1, 15, November 12, 26
    Time:  12:00–3:00 p.m.
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $325 nonmembers, $217 members, $193 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members/librarian members
    Limit 8 - 3 seats remaining
    *The cost of this class includes a $25 critiquing fee.

    A friend was so intimidated by the novel she was working on that she refused to call it a novel—and called it... learn more

  • It’s Time: Pursuing Health, Sensuality and Body Positivity

    Instructor: Ariane Cyusa
    Date: Wednesday, September 18
    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

    Join me as we dive into poetry surrounding our bodies. The goal of this workshop is to get you to think deeply about yourself and all the ways you speak to yourself. We’ll take time to dive into negative thinking patterns and I’ll share how poetry has helped me... learn more


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