Classes & Workshops: Beginner

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.
  • Beginning Writers Boot Camp

    Instructor: Tracy Line
    Date:  Saturday, June 1
    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 brain with... learn more

  • Fiction Writing Workshop

    Instructor: Robert Kent
    Date:  5 Sundays: June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
    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 outside... learn more

  • Writing Short Stories

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

    On the surface short stories seem less challenging to write than novels, but that is far from the truth. Short stories demand brevity and deep character development in a small space. Plots are less complex, and are anchored on one theme or emotion, requiring focused... learn more

  • Poetry Revision Workshop

    Instructor: Norm Minnick
    Date: 6 Thursdays: June 13, 20, 27; July 11, 18, 25
    Time: 7-9 p.m.
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $300 nonmembers, $192 members, $168 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members/librarian members

    Let’s face it: Many of the poems we write simply do not work, no matter how much we tweak and manipulate them. In this workshop, we’ll come to the table with some of our failed attempts (you know: those poems... learn more

  • In the Company of Lot’s Wife: Writing Poems of Remembering and Witness

    Instructor:  Shari Wagner
    Date: Saturday, June 15
    Time: 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $75 nonmembers, $48 members, $42 student members/teacher members /senior members/military members

    Genesis 19 tells the story of Lot’s Wife who turns to see the destruction of Sodom and becomes a pillar of salt. Did she look back in disobedience or out of compassion? What is our responsibility to bear witness? What are the consequences when... learn more

  • Marketing Yourself as a Professional in the Digital Age

    Instructor: Eileen Porzuczek
    Date:  Saturday, June 22
    Time:  1–4 p.m.
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $75 nonmembers, $48 members, $42 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members/librarian members

    Marketing yourself as a professional online is essential in the digital age we live in, but how can you do this? LinkedIn is an incredible tool to promote yourself, showcase your experiences, and connect with others in your professional field.

    Whether you have a LinkedIn already or not, this class... learn more

  • Train Your Brain: Increase Creativity & Productivity to Beat the Block

    Instructor: Nathan Day Wilson
    Date: Wednesday, June 26
    Time: 6:30 – 9 p.m.
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $63 Nonmembers, $40 members, $35 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members/librarian members

    Of course not you, but maybe you have a friend who experiences times when they can’t fit two words together. Something holds them back, something resists, something makes it difficult for those fabulous ideas in the head to become actual words... learn more

  • Writing the Spiritual Memoir

    Instructor:  Thomas Larson
    Date: Saturday, June 29
    Time: 10 a.m-4 p.m. (includes break for lunch – Sack lunch preferred)
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $150 nonmembers, $96 members, $84 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members/librarian members

    Join visiting writer Thomas Larson, author of Spirituality and the Writer, for an all-day workshop on writing spiritually at the Indiana Writers Center. We begin by discussing, with examples, the differences between religious autobiography and spiritual memoir. Though these forms may... learn more

  • Indiana Writers Center Women’s Writing Retreat Indiana Writers Center Women’s Writing Retreat

    Facilitator: Angela Jackson Brown
    Dates: Friday, July 12 – Sunday July 14|
    Time: Check-in 1 p.m. on Friday, 7/12. Check-out in the afternoon on Sunday, 7/14. All meals are included.
    Location: Oakwood Retreat Center, 3801 S 575 E Rd, Selma, IN 47383 (www.discoveroakwood.org/)
    Cost:
    Member price - $450 (Save $35 if you purchase your registration before June 1!)  Cost includes single room, one meal on Friday night, three meals on... learn more

  • The Prose Poem

    Instructor: Nick Reading
    Date:  Saturday, July 13
    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

    The prose poem is an unexpected party guest who not only fixes your running toilet but reads the water flushing as a diviner. It is a chair that doubles as a coffin. It is a flower that masquerades as a rake. It is as unassuming as a hat left... learn more


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