Classes & Workshops

  • Write, Edit, Revise: How to Get Your Work to the Finish Line

    Instructor: Tracy Line
    Date: Saturday, June 24
    Time:  9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $75 nonmembers, $48 members, $42 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members/librarian members 
    Walk-in registrations are Welcome!


    You’ve written a beautiful story, essay, or poem, now what? Now it’s time to make your work shine.  Editing and revising are an essential part of the writing process yet we don’t always know where to begin.  In this... learn more

  • The Art of Personal Essay: An Introduction

    Instructor:  Sarah Ginter
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    ate: Wednesday, June 28
    Time: 2:00-4:30 p.m.
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $63 nonmembers, $40 members, $35 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members/librarian members

    "At the core of the personal essay is the supposition that there is a certain unity to human experience." -Phillip Lopate

    In this workshop, we will study examples of the personal essay and work to understand how we can take our own hectic, mesmerizing, and beautiful experiences... learn more

  • Food Writing: Its Many Flavorful Forms

    Instructor:  Terry Kirts
    Date: 4 Wednesdays, June 28, July 5, 12, and 19
    Time: 7-9 p.m.
    Location: Marian University/Marian Hall-Room #208
    Cost: $200 nonmembers, $128 members, $112 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members/librarian members

    Whether it’s an ode to a Chicago dog, a memoir of the summer you spent eating dumplings in Shanghai, or a story sparked by a couple’s disagreement over the right way to make an omelet, food rarely fails... learn more

  • Exploring Mindfulness and the Writing Process

    Instructor:  Nancy Olson
    Date: Saturday, July 8
    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.  Practicing mindfulness techniques can help us observe how our minds work, grow in self-awareness, strengthen patience, and free us from the litany of judgmental thoughts.  These same techniques can also enhance our writing process by... learn more

  • Mindfulness and Writing: Summer Practice Group

    Instructor:  Nancy Olson
    Date: 2 Tuesdays: July 11; August 8. Join us for one or both sessions.
    Time: 6:30-8:15 p.m
    Location:  All Souls Unitarian Church, 5805 E 56th St, Indianapolis, IN 46226
    Cost: $10 per session for members of IWC or All Souls, $15 for nonmembers

    This drop-in summer group is open to all those interested in additional support for bringing mindfulness to the writing process or how the process of writing... learn more

  • The Basics of Self Publishing

    Instructor: Robert Kent
    Date: Saturday, July 15
    Time: 9:30-12:30 p.m.
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $75 nonmembers, $48 members, $42 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members/librarian members

    Editor Peggy Tierney says she receives thousands of manuscripts per year, reads perhaps fifty, and publishes only one or two. With publishers consolidating and purchasing fewer books each year, advances shrinking, and legacy contracts becoming more restrictive than ever – and with breakout self-publishing successes like... learn more

  • The Memory Workshop

    Instructor: Andrea Boucher
    Date: Saturday, July 15
    Time: 1:30-4 p.m.
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $71 Nonmembers, $48 members, $43 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members/librarian members

    Maybe you want to preserve the stories of your life for your family; maybe you want to to write them solely for yourself—to better understand what made you who you are, perhaps to help heal a hurt that won’t let go. Maybe you feel you... learn more

  • The Prose Poem: Reaching Across Borders and Genre

    Instructor: Natalie Solmer
    Date: 4 Thursdays: July 20, 27; August 3, 10
    Time: 6:30-9:00 pm
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $250 nonmembers, $160 members, $140 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members/librarian members 

    Are you a prose writer who is curious about poetry, but not sure about trying your hand at it? Are you a poet looking to try a new form or to dabble in prose? This class, in which... learn more

  • The Writer’s Mind Workshop

    Instructor:  Angela Jackson Brown
    Date: Sunday, July 23
    Time: 1-4 p.m.
    Location:  IWC
    Cost: $75 nonmembers, $48 members, $42 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members/librarian members

    Where do the best ideas for stories, characters, and images come from? Where do you glean the answers that evade you at the keyboard? Where will you find the most fertile resource for imagination and truth? Your mind, of course. Especially the recesses of your mind that... learn more

  • Writing Workshop: The Art of the Personal Essay

    Instructor:  Sarah Ginter
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    ate: 6 Mondays: July 24, 31; August 7, 14, 21, 28
    Time: 2:00-4:30 p.m.
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $400 Nonmembers, $265 members, $235 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members/librarian members
    * The price of this class includes an additional $25 manuscript fee

    In this 6-week writing workshop, we will study some of the masters of the personal essay and creative nonfiction in order to understand how we can take... learn more


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