Classes & Workshops

Please note:  As of January of 2018, all of our classes will meet at the new home of the IWC located in the Circle City Industrial Complex.
  • New Year’s Resolution: Write a Novel

    Instructor:  Sarah J. Schmitt
    Date: Saturday, January 13
    Time:  1-4 p.m.
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $75 nonmembers, $48 members, $42 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members/librarian members 

    It’s 2018 and your New Year’s Resolution is to finally start that novel you’ve always wanted to write. Congratulations! Now what? The first thing you should do is sign up for this class. Even if you only have an idea or a... learn more

  • Beginning Writers Boot Camp

    Instructor: Tracy Line
    Date: Saturday, January 20
    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 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... learn more

  • Advanced Playwriting

    Instructor: Andrew Black
    Date: 8 Saturdays: January 20, 27; February 3, 10, 24; March 3, 10, 17 (this class skips 2/17)
    Time: 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
    Location: Marian University, TBD (campus map)  
    Cost: $500 nonmembers, $320 members, $280 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members/librarian members
    Class size limited to 6 students.  

    Okay, you’ve taken the Foundations... learn more

  • Micro Memoir

    Instructor:  Sarah Ginter
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    ate: Wednesday, January 31
    Time: 6:30-9 p.m.
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $63 nonmembers, $40 members, $35 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members/librarian members 

    In this class, we will study examples of micro memoirs, examining the profundity of the use of imagery and syntax in order to create a quick bite of life. There exists a place in the nonfiction world the lives between poetry and personal... learn more

  • Memoir 101: How to Write Your Story

    Instructor: Tracy Line
    Date: 5 Wednesdays: February 7, 14, 20, 28 and March 7
    Time: 11 a.m. -1 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 4-week class participants will gain an understanding of the memoir genre and learn the steps... learn more

  • Foundations of Playwriting

    Instructor: Andrew Black
    Date: 5 Thursdays: February 8, 22; March 1, 8, 15 (skips 2/15)
    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. 

    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... learn more

  • Introduction to Mindfulness and Meditation for Writers

    Instructor:  Nancy Olson
    Date: Saturday, February 10
    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 

    Mindfulness is a particular way of paying attention to present moment experience. Meditation techniques and practices can help cultivate mindfulness, which in turn can help us stay attentive to the writing task, notice the ways our minds support or detract from the writing,... learn more

  • Prompting Poetry

    Instructor: Liz Whiteacre
    Date: Saturday, February 10
    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

    In this workshop, we will explore how poetry prompts can help us get started writing poetry, explore different ways to write poems, return to poetry after a “dry spell”—even help with revision. We will learn how to find and write prompts, how to respond to prompts,... learn more

  • Contemporary Poets: Ross Gay, Jane Hirshfield, Ocean Vuong, Tracy K Smith, & Tony Hoagland

    Instructor:  Kyle D. Craig
    Date: 5 Sundays: February 11; March 11; April 8; May 6; June 10
    Time: 1:30-3:30 p.m.
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $250 Nonmembers, $160 members, $140 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members/librarian members

    This five-session course will explore the poetics of one contemporary poet each month, with the purpose of helping writers learn techniques, styles, and strategies that will help them write their own poems. In addition to studying... learn more

  • World Building

    Instructor: Maurice Broaddus
    Date: Saturday, February 17
    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... learn more


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