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.
  • 2019 Gathering of Writers 2019 Gathering of Writers Instructors: Various
    Date: Saturday, March 9, 2019
    Time: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    Location: Indiana State Library
    Members $85, Members + Master Class with Ross Gay $125
    Nonmembers $150, Nonmembers + Master Class with Ross Gay $200

    Early-bird pricing available through January 26, 2019:
    Members $65, Members + Master Class with Ross Gay $100
    Nonmembers $125, Nonmembers + Master Class $175

    Not a member? Join now to receive significant savings... learn more

  • Advanced Playwriting: Session II

    Instructor: Andrew Black
    Date: 8 Saturdays: January 19, 26; February 2, 9, 16, 23; March 2 , 16
    Time: 1 - 3:30 p.m.
    Location: Marian University, Norman Center/Room 111(except on 2/23, class will be in Norman Center 101) (campus map 
    Cost: $500 nonmembers, $320 members, $280 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members/librarian members
    Class size limited to 6... learn more

  • Finding Your Memoir Essay through Play

    Instructor: Melissa Fraterrigo
    Date: Thursday, January 17
    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 story that... learn more

  • World Building

    Instructor: Maurice Broaddus
    Date: Saturday, January 26
    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

  • Writing Your First Novel

    Instructor: Larry Sweazy
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    ate: Saturday, January 26
    Time:  1-4 p.m.
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $75 nonmembers, $48 members, $42 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members/librarian members 

    Here’s the big secret about writing first novels: The hardest part writing a first novel is finishing it. Great ideas tire out. Real life gets in the way. Doubt over takes the dream. In this interactive workshop, Larry D. Sweazy will share proven tips and help... learn more

  • Writing from the Heart: Soulful Creativity

    Instructor: Brent Bill
    Date: Saturday, February 2
    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 wish to write in a way that touches readers and yourself? That’s the kind of writing that readers find so appealing. Brent Bill’s own writing has been described by Publishers Weekly as being “Like a neighborly conversation across a... learn more

  • Be the Scene

    Instructor: Candace Denning
    Date: 4 Tuesdays: February 5, 12, 19, 26
    Time:  1–3 p.m.
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $200 nonmembers, $128 members, $112 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members/librarian members

    The foundation of a story or novel begins with scene building. A good way to imagine a scene is to put yourself in the scene as an invisible observer. What do you see, hear, feel? What is happening? Are characters arguing? About what? The consequences... learn more

  • Foundations of Playwriting

    Instructors: Andrew Black & Mark Harvey Levine
    Date: 6 Thursdays: February 7, 21, 28; March 7, 14, 21 (skips 2/14)
    Time:  7:00 – 9:30 p.m.
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $375 nonmembers, $240 members, $210 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... learn more

  • Fiction Writing Workshop

    Instructor: Robert Kent
    Date:  5 Sundays: February 10, 17, 24; March 3, 10
    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
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    The cost of this class includes a $25 critiquing fee, to be remitted by IWC directly to the instructor, for work critiqued... learn more

  • Winter Warriors Online Writing Club

    Instructor: Tracy Line
    Meets twice a week for 4 weeks beginning February 18
    Dates:
    Mondays (February 18, 25; March 4, 11) from 7-8 p.m.; & Wednesdays (February 20, 27; March 6, 13)  from 12–1 p.m.
    Location: Online, using Zoom
    **A members only exclusive**
    Cost: $80 members only price

    "Every writer you know writes really terrible first drafts, but they keep their butt in the chair. That's the secret of life.”  -Anne Lamott 

    ... learn more

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