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.
  • Beginning Writers Boot Camp

    Instructor: Tracy Line
    Date:  Saturday, June 1
    Time:  1–4 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 with... learn more

  • Writing Short Stories

    Instructor: Larry Sweazy
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    ate: Saturday, June 8
    Time:  1-4 p.m.
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $75 nonmembers, $48 members, $42 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members/librarian members 

    On the surface short stories seem less challenging to write than novels, but that is far from the truth. Short stories demand brevity and deep character development in a small space. Plots are less complex, and are anchored on one theme or emotion, requiring focused... learn more

  • Marketing Yourself as a Professional in the Digital Age

    Instructor: Eileen Porzuczek
    Date:  Saturday, June 22
    Time:  1–4 p.m.
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $75 nonmembers, $48 members, $42 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members/librarian members

    Marketing yourself as a professional online is essential in the digital age we live in, but how can you do this? LinkedIn is an incredible tool to promote yourself, showcase your experiences, and connect with others in your professional field.

    Whether you have a LinkedIn already or not, this class... learn more

  • Train Your Brain: Increase Creativity & Productivity to Beat the Block

    Instructor: Nathan Day Wilson
    Date: Wednesday, June 26
    Time: 6:30 – 9 p.m.
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $63 Nonmembers, $40 members, $35 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members/librarian members

    Of course not you, but maybe you have a friend who experiences times when they can’t fit two words together. Something holds them back, something resists, something makes it difficult for those fabulous ideas in the head to become actual words... learn more

  • Writing the Spiritual Memoir

    Instructor:  Thomas Larson
    Date: Saturday, June 29
    Time: 10 a.m-4 p.m. (includes break for lunch – Sack lunch preferred)
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $150 nonmembers, $96 members, $84 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members/librarian members

    Join visiting writer Thomas Larson, author of Spirituality and the Writer, for an all-day workshop on writing spiritually at the Indiana Writers Center. We begin by discussing, with examples, the differences between religious autobiography and spiritual memoir. Though these forms may... learn more

  • The Prose Poem

    Instructor: Nick Reading
    Date:  Saturday, July 13
    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

  • Writing Your First Novel

    Instructor: Larry Sweazy
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    ate: Saturday, July 20
    Time:  1-4 p.m.
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $75 nonmembers, $48 members, $42 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members/librarian members 

    Here’s the big secret about writing first novels: The hardest part writing a first novel is finishing it. Great ideas tire out. Real life gets in the way. Doubt over takes the dream. In this interactive workshop, Larry D. Sweazy will share proven tips and help... learn more

  • 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, TBD (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 to publish... learn more

  • Basics of Blog Writing

    Instructor: Laura Briggs
    Date: Saturday, July 27
    Time: 9:30-11:30 a.m., 12:30-2:30 p.m. (sack lunch recommended)
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $100 nonmembers, $64 members, $56 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members/librarian members

    During this class, attendees will learn how to write blogs for themselves or for freelance clients. Topics covered include why blogging matters for content marketing, choosing a focus for a blog, how online readers absorb information and how to write to capture and... 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


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