Classes & Workshops: Beginner

All our classes meet at the home of the IWC located in the Circle City Industrial Complex unless otherwise noted in the workshop listing.
  • Memoir Writing with a Purpose

    Instructor: Jeff Rasley
    Dates: 2 Wednesdays: October 14 & October 21
    Time: 6:30-8:00PM EST
    Location: Zoom
    Cost: $75 nonmembers, $48 members, $42 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members/librarian members

    The class is appropriate for published and unpublished memoir writers. Whether you are writing to preserve your personal story for your family or you are writing to sophisticated literati, your memoir should have a theme and purpose beyond duplicating diary entries.... learn more

  • Short, Simple & Sublime: How to Write Haiku (and other Japanese related forms)

    Instructor:  Kyle D. Craig
    Date: Sunday, October 18
    Time: 1:30pm to 4:30PM Eastern
    Location: Zoom
    Cost: $75 Nonmembers, $48 members, $42 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members

    Did you know that haiku is the most popular form of poetry written in the world today? Did you know that the 5-7-5 "traditional" syllable count is rarely utilized in modern English language haiku today? Do you want to know why? In this class... learn more

  • Writing the Horror Novel

    Instructor: Robert Kent
    Date: 2 Thursdays: October 22, 29
    Time: 7:30-9:00PM EST
    Location: Zoom
    Cost: $75 nonmembers, $48 members, $42 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members/librarian members

    Author and film director Clive Barker says, "Horror fiction shows us that the control we believe we have is purely illusory, and that every moment we teeter on chaos and oblivion." Do you like scary stories? Do you want to hold your readers... learn more

  • Compiling Your Chapbook

    Instructor: Lylanne Musselman
    Date:  Wednesday, October 28
    Time:  6:30–9:30PM Eastern
    Location: Zoom
    Cost: $75 nonmembers, $48 members, $42 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members/librarian members


    Have you been thinking of putting together your poems or flash fiction into a chapbook but aren’t sure where to start? Are you unsure of what a chapbook is or what to do with one once you’ve put it together? Come to the Compiling Your Chapbook workshop and you will get answers... learn more

  • Making Hybrid Home Making Hybrid Home

    Instructor: Kristine Esser Slentz
    Date: Saturday, November 7
    Time: 1:00-4:00PM Eastern
    Location: Zoom
    Cost: $75 nonmembers, $48 members, $42 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members/librarian members

    Come hangout into the world of poetic hybridity! We’ll join Theresa Cha as she studies the body through Korean history by way of wordy images, run into wooden cutouts and words with Erica Hunt and Mark Nowak will show us coal mines... learn more

  • Have an Ekphrastic Experience Have an Ekphrastic Experience

    Instructor: Lylanne Musselman
    Date:  Saturday, November 14
    Time:  9:00AM–12:00PM Eastern
    Location: Zoom
    Cost: $75 nonmembers, $48 members, $42 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members/librarian members

    Have you ever been moved by a painting or photograph? Maybe you have a favorite artist that you stand for hours in the museum or gallery and just stare at their work. Do you know that you can create a poem or flash piece by using vivid verbal images, rich... learn more

  • Now's the Time to Revise Your Novel Now's the Time to Revise Your Novel

    Instructor: Barbara Shoup
    Date: 2 Thursdays: December 3, 10
    Time: 6:30-8:00PM Eastern
    Location: Zoom
    Cost: $75 nonmembers, $48 members, $42 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members/librarian members

    Did you just finish NaNoWriMo? Do you have a novel or memoir begging for revision? In this session, Barbara Shoup, IWC Writer-in-Residence, will offer strategies for approaching revision, setting revision tasks, and—revising. If you're stuck in the middle of a... learn more

  • How to Create Powerful and Moving Scenes

    Instructor: Angela Jackson-Brown
    Date: Sunday, December 6
    Time:  1:00-4:00 PM Eastern
    Location: Zoom
    Cost: $75 nonmembers, $48 members, $42 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members/librarian members

    The most powerful short stories and novels are built on a foundation of great scenes. Scenes are the building blocks necessary to tell a story in such a way that the reader is compelled to stay in your imaginary world as long as the story lasts. In this class,... learn more

  • Publishing Basics: The Literary Scene; From Magazines to Presses Publishing Basics: The Literary Scene; From Magazines to Presses

    Instructor: Liz Whiteacre & Bryan Furuness 
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    ate: Wednesday, December 9
    Time: 6:00-9:00PM (2.5 hour class with 30 minutes of Q&A)
    Location: Zoom
    Cost: $75 nonmembers*, $48 members, $42 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members/librarian members

    You wrote something. And then you rewrote it and rewrote it and polished it to a high sheen. You'd like to submit it for publication--but how? In this workshop, we will explore... learn more


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