Classes & Workshops: Fiction

All our classes meet at the home of the IWC located in the Circle City Industrial Complex unless otherwise noted in the workshop listing.
  • 2020 Gathering of Writers 2020 Gathering of Writers

    Instructors: Faculty Bios
    Dates: Thursday, September 24 through Sunday, September 27
    Time: Schedule
    Location: Zoom (info forthcoming)
    Cost: Members: $99; Member + Fiction Intensive/Michael Poore: $149
    Nonmember: $175; Nonmember + Fiction Intensive/Michael Poore $225

    Whether we are writing to connect, understand, entertain, or discover, memory and imagination provide the context for what’s created on the page. This year the Gathering of... learn more

  • Short Story Fundamentals Short Story Fundamentals

    Instructor: Sarah Layden
    Date: 2 Tuesdays: September 29; October 6
    Time: 6:30-8:00PM EST
    Location: Zoom
    Cost: $75 nonmembers, $48 members, $42 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members/librarian members

    Writers of all levels will experiment with different elements of the craft of fiction, building scenes to draft a short story. Each class will include exercises, writing time, and discussion, to either push an existing draft forward into a more complete story,... learn more

  • Prep for NaNoWriMo: Finishing Your First Novel Prep for NaNoWriMo: Finishing Your First Novel

    Instructor: Robert Kent
    Date: 2 Thursdays: October 1, 8
    Time: 7:30-9:00PM EST
    Location: Zoom
    Cost: $75 nonmembers, $48 members, $42 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members/librarian members


    Confession: when someone tells me, usually in a conspiratorial tone, "you know, I've always wanted to write a novel," I have to forcibly resist replying, "I've always wanted to perform brain surgery, I... learn more

  • Writing My Way through the Pandemic with Ashley Writing My Way through the Pandemic with Ashley

    Instructor: Ashley Mack-Jackson
    Date: Saturday, October 3
    Time:  9:30-11:00AM Eastern
    Location: Zoom
    Cost: FREE - Sponsored by the Indianapolis Marion County Public Library

    When Covid-19 hit this spring, nobody's life was untouched by it. We pared our lives down to the necessities and sheltered in the best way we could. Sometimes we were surprised by what we didn't need, sometimes by what we missed (and how much we missed it.) We celebrated birthdays and... learn more

  • Generative Fiction Workshop: Getting Feedback on your Works in Progress

    Instructor:  Angela Jackson-Brown
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    ate: 6 Sundays: October 4, 11, 18, 25; November 1, 8
    Time: 1:00-4:00PM Eastern
    Location: Zoom
    Cost: $475 nonmembers, $313 members, $277 student/teacher/senior/military/librarian members  
    *The cost of this class includes a $25 manuscript fee, to be remitted by IWC directly to the instructor, for work critiqued outside of class time.

    This workshop is generative, and... 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

  • 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

  • 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


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