Classes & Workshops

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.
  • Writing Hermit Crab Essays: Finding a Shape for Your Story

    Instructor: Silas Hansen
    Date: Thursday, July 25
    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

    Do you have a true story to tell, but aren’t sure where to start? Do you sometimes struggle with “writer’s block” and need a new way to get words on the page? Are you interested in learning unique ways of organizing your thoughts?

    Brenda Miller and Suzanne Paola coined... 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, 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
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    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

  • The Internet & The Poet

    Instructor:  Kristine Esser Slentz
    Date: 4 Wednesdays: August 7, 14, 21, 28
    Time: 7-8 p.m.
    Location: Online, using Zoom
    Cost: $100 Nonmembers, $64 members, $56 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members/librarian members 

    It’s the age of the internet and the internet poet! Come experience the spoken word magic of Sarah Kay, the Instagram short-form icon Rapi Kaur, once prolific poetic podcaster Kaveh Akbar, and more! Find out... 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

  • Poetry as Memoir: Defining Moments in a Life

    Instructor:  Kyle D.Craig
    Date: 5 Sunday Sessions: August 18, September 15, October 20, November 17, December 15
    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 direction. ... 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

  • Memoir 101: How to Write Your Story

    Instructor: Tracy Line
    Date: 5 Wednesdays: September 4, 11, 18, 25, October 2
    Time: 1:00-3:00 p.m..
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $250 nonmembers, $160 members, $140 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members/librarian members

    So many of us have been shaped by our life experiences. We have a story to
    tell but don’t know where to begin. In this 5-week class, participants will
    gain an understanding of the memoir genre and learn the steps for writing
    an engaging... learn more

  • Fiction Writing Workshop

    Instructor: Robert Kent
    Date:  5 Sundays: September 8, 15, 22, 29, October 6
    Time: 5-7 p.m.
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $275 nonmembers, $185 members, $165 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members/librarian members
    Class size limited to 10 students
    *
    The cost of this class includes a $25 critiquing fee, to be remitted by IWC directly to the instructor, for work critiqued... learn more


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