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.
  • Overcoming Perfectionism: How to Use Your Writing Process to Finish that Draft

    Instructor: Michelle Niemann
    Date: Sunday, January 26
    Time: 2-5 PM
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $75 Nonmembers, $48 members, $42 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members/librarian members 

    Does perfectionism slow your writing process down? Do you find yourself tweaking the same paragraph or section over and over—and then discovering that in fact you need to jettison it entirely? Do you have a draft of an essay, memoir, or novel... learn more

  • Writing Your First Novel

    Instructor: Larry Sweazy
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    ate: Saturday, February 1
    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

  • Fiction Writing Workshop

    Instructor: Robert Kent
    Date:  5 Sunday Sessions: February 2, 9, 16, 23; March 1
    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... learn more

  • Grit Memoirs: Writing Stories of Resistance and Resilience

    Instructor: Darolyn Jones
    Date: Saturday, Feb 8
    Time:  1–4 p.m.
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $75 nonmembers, $48 members, $42 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members/librarian members

    Join Lyn Jones, Education Outreach Director, to learn how to write and tell your stories of surviving and thriving, stories of personal grit.  Jones will walk you through some grit strategies, give you time to write to a section of prompts, and then engage in some revision work. ... learn more

  • Creative Nonfiction Workshop

    Instructor: Tracy Line
    Date:  4 Wednesday Sessions: February 12, 19, 26; March 4
    Time:  1–3 p.m.
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $200 nonmembers, $128 members, $112 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... learn more

  • Social Media Marketing for Busy Authors: How to Efficiently Build Your Online Platform

    Instructor: Leslie D. Davis
    Date:  Saturday, February 15
    Time: 1-4 p.m.
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $75 nonmembers, $48 members, $42 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members/librarian members

    Even if you're relatively fluent in social media, how can you market your book there without taking unnecessary hours away from your writing time?

    Building a social media presence is a necessary part of the job for most authors, and even if you grew up with platforms like... learn more

  • A Workshop for Your Writing Process

    Instructor: Michelle Niemann
    Date: 4 Sunday Sessions: Feb 16, 23; March 1, 8
    Time: 2-5 PM
    Location: Marian University Room TBD
    Cost: $300 Nonmembers, $192 members, $168 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members/librarian members 

    We know how important it is to workshop drafts, but sometimes it's our writing process itself that needs revision. Writing is hard. It's messy and recursive, and there are no easy shortcuts. But by reflecting... learn more

  • Memoir Writing with a Purpose

    Instructor: Jeff Rasley
    Date: Saturday, February 22
    Time: 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $75 nonmembers, $48 members, $42 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members/librarian members 

    The class is appropriate for published and unpublished memoir writers. Whether you are writing to preserve your personal story for your family or you are writing to sophisticated literati, your memoir should have a theme and purpose beyond duplicating diary entries. The class will help... learn more

  • World Building

    Instructor: Maurice Broaddus
    Date: Saturday, March 14
    Time: 9:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $75 nonmembers, $48 members, $42 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members/librarian members

    Whether your story takes place in a far off land or an alternate version of an existing one; whether it is extrapolating science into futuristic technologies with its impact on society or conjuring new forms of magic, making your world... learn more

  • Becoming and Unbecoming: Exploring our moving narratives

    Instructor: Manon Voice
    Date:  Saturday, March 21
    Time:  12 p.m.–3 p.m.
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $75 nonmembers, $48 members, $42 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members/librarian members

    We all have our narratives, the ongoing story we tell ourselves and others about ourselves. These narratives shape our paradigmatic worldview and perhaps even dictate the everyday decisions we make. It can be fascinating, insightful, challenging and perhaps even transformative to look at our narratives and explore what and... learn more


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