Classes & Workshops: Poetry

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.

  • 2019 Gathering of Writers 2019 Gathering of Writers Instructors: Various
    Date: Saturday, March 9, 2019
    Time: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    Location: Indiana State Library
    Members $85, Members + Master Class with Ross Gay $125
    Nonmembers $150, Nonmembers + Master Class with Ross Gay $200

    Early-bird pricing available through January 26, 2019:
    Members $65, Members + Master Class with Ross Gay $100
    Nonmembers $125, Nonmembers + Master Class $175

    Not a member? Join now to receive significant savings... learn more

  • Poetry as Memoir: Defining Moments in a Life

    Instructor:  Shari Wagner
    Date: 4 Saturdays: January 19, February 16, March 16, April 20
    Time: 9:30 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $275 nonmembers, $185 members, $165 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members/librarian members  2 spots left!

    Each life has its crossroads, defining moments that determine its direction.  In this poetry workshop, we will use the techniques of memoir to explore the significant moments in our own life or in the... learn more

  • Let Me Count the Ways: Writing the List Poem

    Instructor:  Shari Wagner
    Date: Saturday, March 23
    Time: 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $63 nonmembers, $40 members, $35 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members

    There’s something universally appealing about the list poem, a form going back to Homer, the Old Testament, and Native American prayers. During this class, we’ll look at list poems by contemporary poets and engage in writing activities designed to generate inventory and transform it to meaningful verse. Bring... learn more


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