Classes & Workshops: Intermediate

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

  • IWC Poem A Week – Work Group IWC Poem A Week – Work Group

    Presenter: IWC Executive Director Rachel Sahaidachny
    Dates: 8 weeks: September 14 - November 8, in Private Facebook Group
    Live Zoom (tentative dates): Oct 1 and Nov 5 at 6 p.m.
    Cost: Free for members, or suggested donation ($10, $20 options)
    Non-members, please consider joining IWC, or register with suggested donation of $40.**

    The purpose of this work group is to generate new poems. Once a week a prompt will be provided, and participants... learn more

  • Echo & Dance: A Poetry Workshop Echo & Dance: A Poetry Workshop

    Instructor: Nick Reading
    Date: 4 Tuesday Sessions: September 22, 29; October 6, 13
    Time: 7:00-9:30PM Eastern
    Location: Zoom
    Cost: $275 nonmembers, $185 members, $165 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members/librarian members
    *The cost of this class includes a $25 critiquing fee, to be remitted by IWC directly to the instructor, for work critiqued outside of class time.

    "Poetry is an echo, asking a... 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

  • Intermediate Poetry Workshop with Matthew Graham Intermediate Poetry Workshop with Matthew Graham

    Instructor: Matthew Graham, Indiana Poet Laureate
    Date:  Wednesday, September 30
    Time: 6:00-9:00PM Eastern
    Location: Zoom
    Cost: $75 nonmembers, $48 members, $42 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members/librarian members


    Have your poem discussed in an online workshop setting directed by Indiana Poet... learn more

  • Creative Nonfiction for Beginners

    Instructor: Beth Bates 
    Date: 6 Thursdays: October 1, 15, 29; November 12; December 3, 17
    Time: 6:30-8:00PM Eastern
    Location: Zoom 
    Cost: $225 nonmembers, $144 members, $126 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members/librarian members
    Class Size Limit: 6


    “You are lucky to be one of those people who wishes to build sand castles with words, who is willing to create a place where your imagination can wander.” -Anne Lamott

    In this class, you will... 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
    D
    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

  • Begin Again: Poetry Revision Workshop

    Instructor: Lydia Johnson
    Date:  2 Wednesdays: October 7, 14
    Time: 6:30-8:00PM Eastern
    Location: Zoom
    Cost: $75 nonmembers, $48 members, $42 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members/librarian members

    Most of us have poems that aren't quite "there" yet. Odds are, you're saving them for an opportunity to spruce up when you have time. These... learn more


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