Classes & Workshops: Nonfiction

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

    If you are registered for this year's Gathering of Writers, please check your email for important program access information, from mail@indianawriters.org. The emails are sent to the address you used to register for the event.

    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:... 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

  • 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

  • Memoir Writing with a Purpose

    Instructor: Jeff Rasley
    Dates: 2 Wednesdays: October 14 & October 21
    Time: 6:30-8:00PM EST
    Location: Zoom
    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    The class is appropriate for published and unpublished memoir writers.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.... learn more

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

    Instructor: Liz Whiteacre & Bryan Furuness 
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    ate: Wednesday, December 9
    Time: 6:00-9:00PM (2.5 hour class with 30 minutes of Q&A)
    Location: Zoom
    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... learn more


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