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.
  • Come Write In! Discounted Bundle for 6 Sessions - Change of Dates

    *Please note that this is subject to change based on state and local restrictions due to the COVID-19 outbreak. If you have questions, please email sarah@indianawriters.org*

    Instructor: Tracy Line
    Date:  April 16, 23, 30; May 7, 14, 28
    Time:  6:30–8:30 p.m.
    Location: IWC
    Bundled Cost for ALL Sessions: $80 nonmembers, $50 members
    Cost Per Session: $15 nonmembers, $10 members

    The best way to get your writing done is to add it... learn more
  • Come Write In! April 23

    Instructor: Tracy Line
    Date: Thursday, April 23
    Time:  6:30–8:30 p.m.
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $15 nonmembers, $10 members

    The best way to get your writing done is to add it to your calendar. Join us for our spring write-in sessions! We will follow the Pomodoro Technique, a proven time management method using a timer to break work down into thirty minute intervals. Not only will you get the work done, but you'll... learn more
  • One Day Writer's Retreat

    Facilitator: Angela Jackson Brown
    Date: Saturday, April 25
    Time: 9:00-5:30 
    Location: Fall Creek Abbey, 2439 N. Park Avenue, Indianapolis, Indiana 46205 (fallcreekabbey.org)
    Cost: Members (no discounts): $79, Nonmembers: $149 *Lunch is not included.
    *Limit 15 participants: 11 spots remaining*


    As you come crawling out of the doldrums of winter, why not give yourself the gift of a day of writing and workshopping about writing: a quiet day in... learn more

  • Come Write In! April 30

    Instructor: Tracy Line
    Date: Thursday, April 30
    Time:  6:30–8:30 p.m.
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $15 nonmembers, $10 members

    The best way to get your writing done is to add it to your calendar. Join us for our spring write-in sessions! We will follow the Pomodoro Technique, a proven time management method using a timer to break work down into thirty minute intervals. Not only will you get the work done, but you'll... learn more
  • The Everyday Poem

    Instructor: Nick Reading
    Date:  Sunday, April 26
    Time: 1:00-4:00 p.m.
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $75 nonmembers, $48 members, $42 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members/librarian members

    This workshop will focus on poems that use daily experiences as material. Whether it be an embrace with a partner in the morning, noticing a bee by the hydrangea, or whatever might have made us pause in our busy days, there is almost always something that we remember when... learn more

  • Arts Midwest: Poetry, People and Place

    Arts Midwest: Poetry, People and Place:
    How does art foster dialogue, create/sustain community, and (re)inscribe memory?
    Presenter: Dr. Lasana Kazembe
    Date: Monday, April 27, 2020
    Time: 6:30 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.
    Location: The Jazz Kitchen, B-Side, 5377 N College Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46220
    Cost: Free

    Indiana writers and artists have a rich legacy of expressing the political and social ideas of their time. Lasana’s multimedia presentation explores how artists-from Hoosier poets to visual... learn more

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

    Instructor: Liz Whiteacre & Bryan Furuness 
    D
    ate: Wednesday, May 6
    Time: 6:00-9 p.m.
    Location: IWC
    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 research strategies, publication etiquette, submission preparation, and record... learn more

  • Come Write In! May 7

    Instructor: Tracy Line
    Date: Thursday, May 7
    Time:  6:30–8:30 p.m.
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $15 nonmembers, $10 members

    The best way to get your writing done is to add it to your calendar. Join us for our spring write-in sessions! We will follow the Pomodoro Technique, a proven time management method using a timer to break work down into thirty minute intervals. Not only will you get the work done,... learn more
  • Narrative Nonfiction: A Road Map from Blogs to Books

    Instructor: Bill Sullivan
    Date: Saturday, May 9
    Time: 12:00-4:00
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $100 nonmembers, $64 members, $56 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members/librarian members

    This 4-hour course will teach writers how to develop a strategy for publishing a work of narrative nonfiction. Topics will include 1) crafting a nonfiction book proposal; 2) building a platform through blogging, online publishing, and social media; 3) the three venues to publication (self-publishing, academic, or commercial... learn more

  • The Basics of Writing Speculative Fiction

    Instructor: John F. Allen
    Date: Monday, May 11
    Time:  6:00-9:00 p.m.
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $75 nonmembers, $48 members, $42 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members/librarian members

    The Basics of Writing Speculative Fiction is a basic guide on what speculative fiction consists of and how to create a Speculative Fiction Short Story from beginning to end.

    In this 3-hour course, you will learn the basic mechanics of writing a Speculative Fiction Short Story including: plot, setting, characters and... learn more


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