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.
  • Launching an Online Freelance Writing Career

    Instructor: Laura Briggs
    Date: Saturday, March 30
    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

    During this class, students will learn about the current demand for online writing services, the different types of writing online clients need support with (such as blogs, whitepapers, and ebooks), how pitching for online work is different than traditional magazine pitching, and where to find work. Students... learn more

  • Elements of Craft: Language, Style, Voice/Point of View, Symbols

    Instructor: Luke Wortley
    Date: Monday, April 1
    Time: 6:30-9:30 p.m.
    Location: IWC 
    Cost: $75 Nonmembers, $48 members, $42 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members/librarian members 

    Sometimes it's just good to get back to the basics and discuss, in depth, the component parts of prose. A lot of us get bogged down in the task of transmuting our own ideas into narrative, believing that complete stories just fall... learn more

  • Experiencing Experimental

    Instructor:  Kristine Esser Slentz
    Date: 6 Saturdays: April 6, 13, 20, 27; May 4, 11
    Time: 2-3 p.m.
    Location: Online, using Zoom
    Cost: $150 Nonmembers, $96 members, $84 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members/librarian members 

    Come experience the experimental! Take a sip of beer with Bernadette Mayer, join Theresa Cha as she examines Korean history by way of wordy images, and run into wooden cutouts of the most... learn more

  • Tips for Successful Screenwriting: Do’s & Don’ts

    Instructor: Danny Chan
    Date: Wednesday, April 10
    Time:  6:30-9:30 p.m.
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $75 nonmembers, $48 members, $42 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members/librarian members

    It’s been just you and the page all this time – but, now you’re ready to put your screenplay out into the world. How should you proceed? How and where do you start submitting?

    Danny Chan, CEO of Almost Never Films, shares his insights to help you prepare... learn more

  • Begin Anywhere = Begin Somewhere

    Instructor: Michelle Niemann
    Date: Sunday, April 14
    Time: 1-4 PM
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $75 Nonmembers, $48 members, $42 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members/librarian members 

    Are you anxious about starting a particular writing project? Or do you start writing projects all the time -- so many that you don’t know which one to focus on, and instead start another? Whether you’re stuck trying to get started or stuck on... learn more

  • Writing Like Lightning: On the Art of Flash Nonfiction

    Instructor: Dinty W. Moore
    Date:  Saturday, April 20
    Time:  1–4 p.m.
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $75 nonmembers, $48 members, $42 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members/librarian members

    The flash form is a thriving literary genre, and also a great way to improve writing skills as you work toward longer pieces – full-length stories, a novel, or a book-length memoir. You might use flash writing as a daily exercise, like a pianist working to stay nimble, or... learn more

  • Drawing Out Story: Using Tools of the Graphic Novel to Create More Imaginative Prose

    Instructor: Jessica Reed
    Date: Saturday, April 27
    Time: 1-4 p.m.
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $75 Nonmembers, $48 members, $42 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members/librarian members 

    With the expansion of graphic novels in the last few decades, creative writers have the opportunity to confront what traditional prose shares with, and where it differs from, stories that make use of illustrated panels. In this workshop, participants will examine a short... learn more


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