Classes & Workshops: Intermediate

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.
  • 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

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

    Instructor: Danny Chan
    Date: Wednesday, May 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

    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

  • The Prose Poem

    Instructor: Nick Reading
    Date:  Saturday, May 4
    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

    The prose poem is an unexpected party guest who not only fixes your running toilet but reads the water flushing as a diviner. It is a chair that doubles as a coffin. It is a flower that masquerades as a rake. It is as unassuming as a hat left... learn more

  • The Basics of Self Publishing

    Instructor: Robert Kent
    Date: Sunday, May 5
    Time: 1-4 p.m.
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $75 nonmembers, $48 members, $42 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members/librarian members

    Editor Peggy Tierney says she receives thousands of manuscripts per year, reads perhaps fifty, and publishes only one or two. With publishers consolidating and purchasing fewer books each year, advances shrinking, and legacy contracts becoming more restrictive than ever – and with... learn more

  • Beginning Poets Boot Camp

    Instructor: Liz Whiteacre
    Date: Monday, May 6
    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

    Curious about writing poems? Written something that might be a poem? Stuck in a rut writing the same poem over and over? Eager to write when you’re not heartbroken? In this three-hour class for beginning poets, we will explore basic strategies you can use to create and shape poems. In-class exercises... learn more

  • Finishing Your First Novel (and your second)

    Instructor: Robert Kent
    Date: Sunday, May 19
    Time: 1–4 p.m.
    Location: IWC
    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 just haven't studied brains or operation procedures." Writing a novel... learn more

  • The Art of Oral Storytelling

    Instructor: Sally Perkins
    Date: 3 Wednesdays: May 22, 29; June 5
    Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $150 nonmembers, $96 members, $84 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members/librarian members

    Storytelling: An ancient art form with modern relevance!  Whether you’re interested in personal stories like you hear on The Moth Radio Hour, historical stories like you might hear at Storytelling Arts of Indiana events, or professional stories like you might hear in a business setting,... learn more

  • 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

  • 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


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