Classes & Workshops: Nonfiction

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.
  • 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 Writing Retreat Indiana Writers Center 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 - $400 Cost includes single room, one meal on Friday night, three meals on Saturday, and breakfast and lunch on Sunday.*

    Nonmember price - $500... learn more

  • Bearing Witness: Raising Awareness and Promoting Justice Through Nonfiction

    Instructor: David Griffith
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    ate: Sunday, August 4
    Time:  1–4 p.m.
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $75 nonmembers, $48 members, $42 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members/librarian members

    Join essayist Dave Griffith author of A Good War is Hard to Find: The Art of Violence in America, for a masterclass on how writing about the issues and injustices right outside our front door can promote justice and disrupt cycles of violence and neglect.

    Participants will reflect on excerpts... 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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