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.
  • Writing Your First Novel

    Instructor: Larry Sweazy
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    ate: Saturday, February 1
    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

  • An Eye for the Weird

    Instructor:  Sarah Gerkensmeyer
    Date: Sunday, February 2
    Time: 1-4 p.m.
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $75 Nonmembers, $48 members, $42 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members/librarian members 

    How can the strange, the uncanny, and the unordinary help give us more direct access to our characters’ ordinary, human experiences?  This class will explore how some “weird” writers like myself work with a careful balance of the ordinary and the unordinary, the naturalistic... learn more

  • Grit Memoirs: Writing Stories of Resistance and Resilience

    Instructor: Darolyn Jones
    Date: Saturday, Feb 8
    Time:  1–4 p.m.
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $75 nonmembers, $48 members, $42 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members/librarian members

    Join Lyn Jones, Education Outreach Director, to learn how to write and tell your stories of surviving and thriving, stories of personal grit.  Jones will walk you through some grit strategies, give you time to write to a section of prompts, and then engage in some revision work. ... learn more

  • Social Media Marketing for Busy Authors: How to Efficiently Build Your Online Platform

    Instructor: Leslie D. Davis
    Date:  Saturday, February 15
    Time: 1-4 p.m.
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $75 nonmembers, $48 members, $42 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members/librarian members

    Even if you're relatively fluent in social media, how can you market your book there without taking unnecessary hours away from your writing time?

    Building a social media presence is a necessary part of the job for most authors, and even if you grew up with platforms like... learn more

  • Memoir Writing with a Purpose

    Instructor: Jeff Rasley
    Date: Saturday, February 22
    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 

    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. The class will help... learn more

  • How to Write a Query Letter that will Attract an Agent's Attention

    Instructor: Angela Jackson-Brown
    Date: Saturday, February 22
    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

    This course will provide useful tips on how to write an effective query letter that gets an agent's attention, presents you as an appealing potential client, and introduces your work in the most saleable way. Broken into three sections, class topics will cover the query letter and how you... 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

  • World Building

    Instructor: Maurice Broaddus
    Date: Saturday, March 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

    Whether your story takes place in a far off land or an alternate version of an existing one; whether it is extrapolating science into futuristic technologies with its impact on society or conjuring new forms of magic, making your world... 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


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