Classes & Workshops: Fiction

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

  • Creative Writing Camp with Professor Watermelon

    Instructor: Professor Watermelon (Chadwick Gillenwater)
    Date: 5 Weekdays: Monday-Friday, June 3-7
    Time:  1–4 p.m.
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $130 per child
    *This camp is best for students of grades 2nd - 6th.

    Join the Professor for a weeklong creative writing camp at the Indiana Writers Center. Campers will dream-up new literary worlds while creating memorable characters, exciting plots and clever dialogue. For added inspiration, campers will explore the vast Circle City Industrial Complex for... 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Writing Your First Novel

    Instructor: Larry Sweazy
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    ate: Saturday, July 20
    Time:  1-4 p.m.
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $75 nonmembers, $48 members, $42 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members/librarian members 

    Here’s the big secret about writing first novels: The hardest part writing a first novel is finishing it. Great ideas tire out. Real life gets in the way. Doubt over takes the dream. In this interactive workshop, Larry D. Sweazy will share proven tips and help... learn more


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