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.
  • Write a Poem a Day with the Indiana Writers Center! Write a Poem a Day with the Indiana Writers Center!

    Instructor: Rachel Sahaidachny
    Date: The Month of April (National Poetry Month)
    Location: Private Facebook Page
    Cost: Free


    April is National Poetry Month (NaPoMo) and many poets consider it to be an opportunity to experience poetry madness – i.e. write one new poem every day.

    Join in on the fun with the Indiana Writers Center. We will provide daily prompts, and a place for you to share your poems, keeping yourself accountable for the challenge,... learn more

  • That Sounds Good to Me: Writing the Sonic-Driven Poem

    Instructor: Kyle D. Craig
    Date: Sunday, April 7
    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

    When it comes to what distinguishes poetry from other kinds of writing, the notion of sound or musicality often finds itself pushed to the forefront of the conversation. That is, poets both create and manipulate various elements of craft (diction, tone, rhythm, syntax, etc.) to match and/or impact... learn more

  • Begin Anywhere = Begin Somewhere

    Instructor: Michelle Niemann
    Date: Sunday, April 14
    Time: 1-4 PM
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $75 Nonmembers, $48 members, $42 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members/librarian members 

    Are you anxious about starting a particular writing project? Or do you start writing projects all the time -- so many that you don’t know which one to focus on, and instead start another? Whether you’re stuck trying to get started or stuck on... learn more

  • The Prose Poem

    Instructor: Nick Reading
    Date:  Saturday, May 4
    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

    The prose poem is an unexpected party guest who not only fixes your running toilet but reads the water flushing as a diviner. It is a chair that doubles as a coffin. It is a flower that masquerades as a rake. It is as unassuming as a hat left... learn more

  • Beginning Poets Boot Camp

    Instructor: Liz Whiteacre
    Date: Monday, May 6
    Time:  6:30-9:30 p.m.
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $75 nonmembers, $48 members, $42 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members/librarian members

    Curious about writing poems? Written something that might be a poem? Stuck in a rut writing the same poem over and over? Eager to write when you’re not heartbroken? In this three-hour class for beginning poets, we will explore basic strategies you can use to create and shape poems. In-class exercises... learn more


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