Classes & Workshops: Memoir

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.
  • 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

  • In the Company of Lot’s Wife: Writing Poems of Remembering and Witness

    Instructor:  Shari Wagner
    Date: Saturday, June 15
    Time: 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $75 nonmembers, $48 members, $42 student members/teacher members /senior members/military members

    Genesis 19 tells the story of Lot’s Wife who turns to see the destruction of Sodom and becomes a pillar of salt. Did she look back in disobedience or out of compassion? What is our responsibility to bear witness? What are the consequences when... learn more

  • Train Your Brain: Increase Creativity & Productivity to Beat the Block

    Instructor: Nathan Day Wilson
    Date: Wednesday, June 26
    Time: 6:30 – 9 p.m.
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $63 Nonmembers, $40 members, $35 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members/librarian members

    Of course not you, but maybe you have a friend who experiences times when they can’t fit two words together. Something holds them back, something resists, something makes it difficult for those fabulous ideas in the head to become actual words... learn more

  • Writing the Spiritual Memoir

    Instructor:  Thomas Larson
    Date: Saturday, June 29
    Time: 10 a.m-4 p.m. (includes break for lunch – Sack lunch preferred)
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $150 nonmembers, $96 members, $84 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members/librarian members

    Join visiting writer Thomas Larson, author of Spirituality and the Writer, for an all-day workshop on writing spiritually at the Indiana Writers Center. We begin by discussing, with examples, the differences between religious autobiography and spiritual memoir. Though these forms may... learn more

  • Indiana Writers Center Women’s Writing Retreat Indiana Writers Center Women’s Writing Retreat

    Facilitator: Angela Jackson Brown
    Dates: Friday, July 12 – Sunday July 14|
    Time: Check-in 1 p.m. on Friday, 7/12. Check-out in the afternoon on Sunday, 7/14. All meals are included.
    Location: Oakwood Retreat Center, 3801 S 575 E Rd, Selma, IN 47383 (www.discoveroakwood.org/)
    Cost:
    Member price - $450 (Save $35 if you purchase your registration before June 1!)  Cost includes single room, one meal on Friday night, three meals on... learn more

  • Shuffle and Remix your Playlist of Memoirs

    Instructor: Darolyn Jones
    Date: Saturday, August 3
    Time:  1–4 p.m.
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $75 nonmembers, $48 members, $42 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members/librarian members

    A playlist is a list of songs that can be played back. With our music on our phones and computers, we can listen to the playlists in our library by artist, song, by theme or just randomly shuffling them.  We can create playlists on Spotify or Pandora, even create playlists with video youtube files. We... learn more

  • Memoir Writing with a Purpose

    Instructor: Jeff Rasley
    Date: Saturday, August 10
    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 

    Many writers keep a journal or write about their own experiences.  Most of this writing is not shared or published (except on Facebook). Many of us can turn our own experiences into a lesson for others—a didactic memoir. Short features for on-line publications, corporate... learn more


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