Classes & Workshops: Poetry

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

  • IWC Poem A Week – Work Group IWC Poem A Week – Work Group

    Presenter: IWC Executive Director Rachel Sahaidachny
    Dates: 8 weeks: September 14 - November 8, in Private Facebook Group
    Live Zoom (tentative dates): Oct 1 and Nov 5 at 6 p.m.
    Cost: Free for members, or suggested donation ($10, $20 options)
    Non-members, please consider joining IWC, or register with suggested donation of $40.**

    The purpose of this work group is to generate new poems. Once a week a prompt will be provided, and participants... learn more

  • Intermediate Poetry Workshop with Matthew Graham Intermediate Poetry Workshop with Matthew Graham

    Instructor: Matthew Graham, Indiana Poet Laureate
    Date:  Wednesday, September 30
    Time: 6:00-9:00PM Eastern
    Location: Zoom
    Cost: $75 nonmembers, $48 members, $42 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members/librarian members
    *3 spots remaining*


    Have your poem discussed in an online workshop setting directed by Indiana 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

  • Short, Simple & Sublime: How to Write Haiku (and other Japanese related forms)

    Instructor:  Kyle D. Craig
    Date: Sunday, October 18
    Time: 1:30pm to 4:30PM Eastern
    Location: Zoom
    Cost: $75 Nonmembers, $48 members, $42 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members

    Did you know that haiku is the most popular form of poetry written in the world today? Did you know that the 5-7-5 "traditional" syllable count is rarely utilized in modern English language haiku today? Do you want to know why? In this class... learn more

  • Compiling Your Chapbook

    Instructor: Lylanne Musselman
    Date:  Wednesday, October 28
    Time:  6:30–9:30PM Eastern
    Location: Zoom
    Cost: $75 nonmembers, $48 members, $42 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members/librarian members


    Have you been thinking of putting together your poems or flash fiction into a chapbook but aren’t sure where to start? Are you unsure of what a chapbook is or what to do with one once you’ve put it together? Come to the Compiling Your Chapbook workshop and you will get answers... learn more

  • Making Hybrid Home Making Hybrid Home

    Instructor: Kristine Esser Slentz
    Date: Saturday, November 7
    Time: 1:00-4:00PM Eastern
    Location: Zoom
    Cost: $75 nonmembers, $48 members, $42 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members/librarian members

    Come hangout into the world of poetic hybridity! We’ll join Theresa Cha as she studies the body through Korean history by way of wordy images, run into wooden cutouts and words with Erica Hunt and Mark Nowak will show us coal mines... learn more

  • Have an Ekphrastic Experience Have an Ekphrastic Experience

    Instructor: Lylanne Musselman
    Date:  Saturday, November 14
    Time:  9:00AM–12:00PM Eastern
    Location: Zoom
    Cost: $75 nonmembers, $48 members, $42 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members/librarian members

    Have you ever been moved by a painting or photograph? Maybe you have a favorite artist that you stand for hours in the museum or gallery and just stare at their work. Do you know that you can create a poem or flash piece by using vivid verbal images, rich... learn more


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