Classes & Workshops: Single session

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.
  • How to Get Published: Traditional, Self, and Everything in Between

    Instructor:  Jane Friedman
    Date: Sunday, July 28
    Time: 12:30 – 4:30 p.m.
    Location: Marian University, Marian Hall/Room #251  (campus map 
    Cost: $100 nonmembers, $64 members, $56 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members/librarian members 

    Over the last decade, the publishing industry has undergone tremendous evolution due to the growth of online retail and digital books, as well as the power of any author... learn more

  • Shuffle and Remix your Playlist of Memoirs

    Instructor: Darolyn Jones
    Date: Saturday, August 3
    Time:  1–4 p.m.
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $75 nonmembers, $48 members, $42 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members/librarian members

    A playlist is a list of songs that can be played back. With our music on our phones and computers, we can listen to the playlists in our library by artist, song, by theme or just randomly shuffling them.  We can create playlists on Spotify or Pandora, even create playlists with video youtube files. We... learn more

  • Bearing Witness: Raising Awareness and Promoting Justice Through Nonfiction

    Instructor: David Griffith
    D
    ate: Sunday, August 4
    Time:  1–4 p.m.
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $75 nonmembers, $48 members, $42 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members/librarian members

    Join essayist Dave Griffith author of A Good War is Hard to Find: The Art of Violence in America, for a masterclass on how writing about the issues and injustices right outside our front door can promote justice and disrupt cycles of violence and neglect.

    Participants will reflect on excerpts... learn more

  • Memoir Writing with a Purpose

    Instructor: Jeff Rasley
    Date: Saturday, August 10
    Time: 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $75 nonmembers, $48 members, $42 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members/librarian members 

    Many writers keep a journal or write about their own experiences.  Most of this writing is not shared or published (except on Facebook). Many of us can turn our own experiences into a lesson for others—a didactic memoir. Short features for on-line publications, corporate... learn more

  • Elizabeth Barrett Browning: Giving Voice to Convictions

    Instructor: Joyce Brinkman
    Date: Saturday, August 24
    Time:  1–4 p.m.
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $85.95 nonmembers, $58.95 members, $52.95 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members/librarian members
    *Cost includes a copy of the book

    Join Indiana Poet Laureate Emerita for a discussion and writing workshop using her new book of Elizabeth Barrett Browning poems in the Literary Portals to Pray series.  Discussion will focus on three Browning poems and their accompanying scriptures from the modern, and... 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

  • Book Marketing and Publicity: The Essentials

    Instructor: Leslie D. Davis
    Date:  Saturday, September 21
    Time: 1-4 p.m.
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $75 nonmembers, $48 members, $42 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members/librarian members

    Work smarter, not harder. Your time is limited, so each minute you spend on marketing and promotion for your book needs to be as effective as possible. Understanding the basics can ultimately save you time and generate more sales.

    In this workshop, you’ll learn what to do, how to... 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

  • Finishing Your First Novel (and your second)

    Instructor: Robert Kent
    Date: Sunday, October 6
    Time: 1–4 p.m.
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $75 nonmembers, $48 members, $42 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members/librarian members

    Confession: when someone tells me, usually in a conspiratorial tone, "you know, I've always wanted to write a novel," I have to forcibly resist replying, "I've always wanted to perform brain surgery, I just haven't studied brains or operation procedures." Writing a novel... learn more


© Indiana Writers Center 2012