Classes & Workshops: Single session

All our classes meet at the home of the IWC located in the Circle City Industrial Complex unless otherwise noted in the workshop listing.
  • Short Story Fundamentals Short Story Fundamentals

    Instructor: Sarah Layden
    Date: 2 Tuesdays: September 29; October 6
    Time: 6:30-8:00PM EST
    Location: Zoom
    Cost: $75 nonmembers, $48 members, $42 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members/librarian members

    Writers of all levels will experiment with different elements of the craft of fiction, building scenes to draft a short story. Each class will include exercises, writing time, and discussion, to either push an existing draft forward into a more complete story,... learn more

  • Intermediate Poetry Workshop with Matthew Graham Intermediate Poetry Workshop with Matthew Graham

    Instructor: Matthew Graham, Indiana Poet Laureate
    Date:  Wednesday, September 30
    Time: 6:00-9:00PM Eastern
    Location: Zoom
    Cost: $75 nonmembers, $48 members, $42 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members/librarian members


    Have your poem discussed in an online workshop setting directed by Indiana Poet... learn more

  • Creative Nonfiction for Beginners

    Instructor: Beth Bates 
    Date: 6 Thursdays: October 1, 15, 29; November 12; December 3, 17
    Time: 6:30-8:00PM Eastern
    Location: Zoom 
    Cost: $225 nonmembers, $144 members, $126 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members/librarian members
    Class Size Limit: 6


    “You are lucky to be one of those people who wishes to build sand castles with words, who is willing to create a place where your imagination can wander.” -Anne Lamott

    In this class, you will... learn more

  • Prep for NaNoWriMo: Finishing Your First Novel Prep for NaNoWriMo: Finishing Your First Novel

    Instructor: Robert Kent
    Date: 2 Thursdays: October 1, 8
    Time: 7:30-9:00PM EST
    Location: Zoom
    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... learn more

  • Writing My Way through the Pandemic with Ashley Writing My Way through the Pandemic with Ashley

    Instructor: Ashley Mack-Jackson
    Date: Saturday, October 3
    Time:  9:30-11:00AM Eastern
    Location: Zoom
    Cost: FREE - Sponsored by the Indianapolis Marion County Public Library

    When Covid-19 hit this spring, nobody's life was untouched by it. We pared our lives down to the necessities and sheltered in the best way we could. Sometimes we were surprised by what we didn't need, sometimes by what we missed (and how much we missed it.) We celebrated birthdays and... learn more

  • Begin Again: Poetry Revision Workshop

    Instructor: Lydia Johnson
    Date:  2 Wednesdays: October 7, 14
    Time: 6:30-8:00PM Eastern
    Location: Zoom
    Cost: $75 nonmembers, $48 members, $42 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members/librarian members

    Most of us have poems that aren't quite "there" yet. Odds are, you're saving them for an opportunity to spruce up when you have time. These... learn more

  • Memoir Writing with a Purpose

    Instructor: Jeff Rasley
    Dates: 2 Wednesdays: October 14 & October 21
    Time: 6:30-8:00PM EST
    Location: Zoom
    Cost: $75 nonmembers, $48 members, $42 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members/librarian members

    The class is appropriate for published and unpublished memoir writers. Whether you are writing to preserve your personal story for your family or you are writing to sophisticated literati, your memoir should have a theme and purpose beyond duplicating diary entries.... learn more

  • Short, Simple & Sublime: How to Write Haiku (and other Japanese related forms)

    Instructor:  Kyle D. Craig
    Date: Sunday, October 18
    Time: 1:30pm to 4:30PM Eastern
    Location: Zoom
    Cost: $75 Nonmembers, $48 members, $42 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members

    Did you know that haiku is the most popular form of poetry written in the world today? Did you know that the 5-7-5 "traditional" syllable count is rarely utilized in modern English language haiku today? Do you want to know why? In this class... learn more

  • Writing the Horror Novel

    Instructor: Robert Kent
    Date: 2 Thursdays: October 22, 29
    Time: 7:30-9:00PM EST
    Location: Zoom
    Cost: $75 nonmembers, $48 members, $42 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members/librarian members

    Author and film director Clive Barker says, "Horror fiction shows us that the control we believe we have is purely illusory, and that every moment we teeter on chaos and oblivion." Do you like scary stories? Do you want to hold your readers... learn more

  • Compiling Your Chapbook

    Instructor: Lylanne Musselman
    Date:  Wednesday, October 28
    Time:  6:30–9:30PM Eastern
    Location: Zoom
    Cost: $75 nonmembers, $48 members, $42 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members/librarian members


    Have you been thinking of putting together your poems or flash fiction into a chapbook but aren’t sure where to start? Are you unsure of what a chapbook is or what to do with one once you’ve put it together? Come to the Compiling Your Chapbook workshop and you will get answers... learn more


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