Classes & Workshops

  • 2017 Gathering of Writers 2017 Gathering of Writers

    Instructors: Various
    Date: Saturday, March 25, 2017
    Time: 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    Location: Indiana Landmarks Center
    $85 members, $150 nonmembers


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    Your registration includes a guaranteed lunch, if you register by 3/21/2017 (if you have dietary restrictions, please contact rachel@indianawriters.org)




    Writing Well-Done: How Do You Know Your Work is Reader Ready?

    Fiction writer Bryan Leung, will address... learn more

  • Master Class: Revising Revision

    Instructor: Brian Leung
    Date:  Sunday, March 26
    Time:  1-4 p.m.
    Location: Marian University/Evans Center/Room# 124 (campus map)
    Cost: $75 nonmembers, $48 members, $42 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members/librarian members

    This class will focus on both new and traditional revisions strategies toward stronger creative work. There will be an emphasis on prose, but plenty for poets to consider as well.  Attendees may bring from their own work a prose excerpt or several poems,... learn more

  • Scrivener: Making Use of its Full Potential

    Instructor: Cameron Steiman
    Date: Sunday, April 2
    Time:  1-4 p.m.
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $75 nonmembers, $48 members, $42 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members/librarian members 

    Scrivener is a powerful tool that allows you to create a complete work environment for almost any kind of writing (novel, short story, nonfiction book, etc.). Whether you are new to Scrivener or have been utilizing a few of its features, this class will take a... learn more

  • Discounted Craft Class Combo with S. M. Harding

    Instructor:  S. M. Harding
    Date: 4 Tuesdays: April 4, 11, 18, 25
    Time: 12:30 pm.-3 p.m.
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $242 nonmembers, $150 members, $130 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members/librarian members

    These craft classes may be purchased as a bundle, or as individual classes if you find one that’s of particular interest to your writing:

    Shaking Loose the Character
    “My method of character building is from the inside out…” So says Alice Hoffman,... learn more

  • Shaking Loose the Character

    Instructor:  S. M. Harding
    Date: Tuesday, April 4
    Time: 12:30-3 p.m.
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $63 Nonmembers, $40 members, $35 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members/librarian members

    “My method of character building is from the inside out . . . ” So says Alice Hoffman, but how does she manage? How do we create fully-formed characters, not just cardboard characters whom we push around on a chess board of plot? This class will... learn more

  • How to Become a Published Author: Idea to Publication with Mark Shaw

    Instructor: Mark Shaw
    Date: Wednesday, April 5
    Time:  1:00-2:15 p.m.
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $20 nonmembers, $10 members

    Participants will learn: How to decide if a book concept has publishing potential. How to create unique storytelling ideas. How to improve writing skills. What publishing alternative is best for the book. How to create the perfect query letter and book proposal. How to choose the best literary agents and publisher for the book. How to optimize... learn more

  • It’s A Mystery -- A three hour intensive mystery writing workshop

    Instructor: Larry Sweazy
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    ate: Saturday, April 8
    Time:  1-4 p.m.
    Cost: $75 nonmembers, $48 members, $42 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members/librarian members

    Some mystery novels are gritty and dark, while others are light and funny.  No matter what type of mystery novel you are writing, all of them have basic elements that require attention and skill.  This class will be part lecture, part workshop, with plenty of room for discussion with... learn more

  • Dialogue Is More Than Talk

    Instructor:  S. M. Harding
    Date: Tuesday, April 11
    Time: 12:30-3 p.m.
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $63 Nonmembers, $40 members, $35 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members/librarian members

    Few things smother a reader’s interest in a story quicker than stilted dialogue. This class will explore speech patterns that fit a character–so that not every character sounds the same and each stays true to their personalities and background.


    Register online or download and print a... learn more

  • Faith Writing Workshop

    Instructor: Tracy Line
    Date: 4 Thursdays: April 13, 20, 27; May 4
    Time:  11 a.m.-1 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 writers... learn more

  • Filling the Well: Reading and Writing Together

    Instructor: Claudia Labin
    Date: 5 Fridays: April 14, May 12, June 9, July 14, Aug 11
    Time:  12-2 p.m.
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $250 nonmembers, $160 members, $140 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members/librarian members
    *Please note that the dates have changed for this workshop

    Love to read? Want to write, too? Come read and write together to prime the pump. Participants in this lunchtime class will read and discuss a novel or novella each... learn more


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