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

    Instructors: Various
    Date: Saturday, March 28, 2020 
    Time: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    Location: Indiana State Library
    Early Bird Pricing available through Feb 15
    Members: $79, Member + Master Class/Micheal Poore: $129
    Nonmember: $149, Nonmember + Master Class/Michael Poore $199
    Gathering Pricing After February 15
    Members: $99, Member + Master Class/Micheal Poore: $149
    Nonmember: $175, Nonmember + Master Class/Michael Poore $225

    Not a member? Join now to receive significant savings on this program and... learn more

  • Have an Ekphrastic Experience

    Instructor: Lylanne Musselman
    Date:  Monday, March 9
    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

    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 details/descriptions and metaphors... learn more

  • The Prose Poem

    Instructor: Nick Reading
    Date:  Monday, March 16
    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

    This workshop will focus not only on the prose poem as a form, but will also work to understand how our understanding of prose poems may open up possibilities in our fiction and creative nonfiction writing. We will examine the implications of Russell Edson's assertion that prose... learn more

  • Becoming and Unbecoming: Exploring our moving narratives

    Instructor: Manon Voice
    Date:  Saturday, March 21
    Time:  12 p.m.–3 p.m.
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $75 nonmembers, $48 members, $42 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members/librarian members

    We all have our narratives, the ongoing story we tell ourselves and others about ourselves. These narratives shape our paradigmatic worldview and perhaps even dictate the everyday decisions we make. It can be fascinating, insightful, challenging and perhaps even transformative to look at our narratives and explore what and... learn more

  • The Everyday Poem

    Instructor: Nick Reading
    Date:  Sunday, April 26
    Time: 1:00-4:00 p.m.
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $75 nonmembers, $48 members, $42 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members/librarian members

    This workshop will focus on poems that use daily experiences as material. Whether it be an embrace with a partner in the morning, noticing a bee by the hydrangea, or whatever might have made us pause in our busy days, there is almost always something that we remember when... learn more


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