Classes & Workshops

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 from the Heart: Soulful Creativity

    Instructor: Brent Bill
    Date:  Wednesday, December 11
    Time: 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $75 nonmembers, $48 members, $42 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members/librarian members
    Walk-in registrations are welcome!

    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.”... learn more

  • Beginning Writers Boot Camp/ Writers Boot Camp II Discounted Combo

    Instructor: Tracy Line
    Dates:  Two Saturdays: January 11 and January 25
    Time:  1–4 p.m.
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $135 nonmembers, $86 members, $76 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members/librarian members

    This discounted combo includes both:

    Beginning Writers Boot Camp
    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... learn more

  • Beginning Writers Boot Camp

    Instructor: Tracy Line
    Date:  Saturday, January 11
    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

  • Poetry as Memoir: Defining Moments in a Life

    Instructor:  Kyle D.Craig
    Date: 5 Sunday Sessions: January 12, February 9, March 15, April 19, May 17
    Time: 1:30- 4:00 p.m.
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $338 nonmembers, $225 members, $200 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members/librarian members 
    *The cost of this class includes a $25 critiquing fee, to be remitted by IWC directly to the instructor, for work critiqued 

    Each life has its crossroads, defining moments that determine its... learn more

  • How to Sell More Books on Amazon: Metadata for Indie Authors

    Instructor: Leslie D. Davis
    Date:  Saturday, January 18
    Time: 1-4 p.m.
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $75 nonmembers, $48 members, $42 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members/librarian members

    From the beginning basics through your nitty-gritty questions, we'll cover all aspects of metadata related to your book on Amazon. Intended for authors interested in self-publishing (or in hybrid publishing where you have access to your book details), we'll start with the most basic stuff:

  • Get Unstuck!: Writing Your Way Through Writer's Block

    Instructor: Jessica Reed
    Date: Sunday, January 19
    Time: 1-4 p.m.
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $75 nonmembers, $48 members, $42 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members/librarian members

    Sometimes allowing ourselves to play leads to material for our best work. This can mean temporarily setting aside a personal project to borrow and reconfigure another text and reinvigorate our own relationship with language. Your creative voice will emerge from even the most technical experiments. Collage,... learn more

  • Writers Boot Camp II

    Instructor: Tracy Line
    Date:  Saturday, January 25
    Time:  1–4 p.m.
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $75 nonmembers, $48 members, $42 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members/librarian members

    In Beginning Writers Boot Camp you gained techniques for how to move forward on your writing.  You've made progress, but there is more work to be done. So, what next? Participants in this class will learn how to maintain momentum, identify next steps for their project, and figure... learn more

  • Overcoming Perfectionism: How to Use Your Writing Process to Finish that Draft

    Instructor: Michelle Niemann
    Date: Sunday, January 26
    Time: 2-5 PM
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $75 Nonmembers, $48 members, $42 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members/librarian members 

    Does perfectionism slow your writing process down? Do you find yourself tweaking the same paragraph or section over and over—and then discovering that in fact you need to jettison it entirely? Do you have a draft of an essay, memoir, or novel... learn more

  • Advanced Playwriting

    Instructor: Mark Harvey Levine
    Date: 8 Saturday Sessions: February 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; March 7, 14, 21
    Time: 10:00am-12:30pm
    Location: Marian University/Room TBD
    Cost: $500 nonmembers, $320 members, $280 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members/librarian members

    Okay, you’ve taken the Foundations class….now what?  You understand the basic elements of narrative construction and know how to use them….mostly.  You’ve written at least one short play,... learn more

  • 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


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