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.
  • Memoir 101: How to Write Your Story

    Instructor: Tracy Line
    Date: 5 Wednesdays: September 4, 11, 18, 25, October 2
    Time: 1:00-3:00 p.m..
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $250 nonmembers, $160 members, $140 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members/librarian members

    So many of us have been shaped by our life experiences. We have a story to tell but don’t know where to begin. In this 5-week class, participants will gain an understanding of the memoir genre and learn the steps for writing an engaging... learn more

  • Beginning Writers Boot Camp

    Instructor: Tracy Line
    Date:  Saturday, September 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

    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... learn more

  • The Long Thing

    Instructor: Barbara Shoup
    Date:  6 Tuesdays: September 17, 24, October 1, 15, November 12, 26
    Time:  12:00–3:00 p.m.
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $325 nonmembers, $217 members, $193 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members/librarian members
    Limit 8 - 1 seat remaining
    *The cost of this class includes a $25 critiquing fee.

    A friend was so intimidated by the novel she was working on that she refused to call it a novel—and... learn more

  • The Basics of Self Publishing

    Instructor: Robert Kent
    Date: Sunday, September 22
    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

  • Writing from the Heart: Soulful Creativity

    Instructor: Brent Bill
    Date:  Saturday, September 28
    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

    Do you wish to write in a way that touches readers and yourself? That’s the kind of writing that readers find so appealing. Brent Bill’s own writing has been described by Publishers Weekly as being “Like a neighborly conversation across a kitchen table.” Whether you... learn more

  • Experimenting with Nonfiction

    Instructor: Silas Hansen
    Date: Saturday, September 28
    Time:  1:30-4:30 p.m.
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $75 nonmembers, $48 members, $42 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members/librarian members

    Do you have a true story to tell, but aren't sure where to start? Do you sometimes struggle with "writer's block" and need a new way to get words on the page? Are you interested in learning unique ways of organizing your thoughts, or just having fun with your... learn more


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