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.
  • Journaling Through the Pandemic

    Instructor: Sarah K. Ginter
    Meets twice a week for 4 weeks beginning April 6
    Dates:
    Week 1: Monday, April 6 and Thursday, April 9 both meeting from 7-8 p.m.
    Week 2: Monday, April 13 and Thursday, April 16 both meeting from 12-1 p.m.
    Week 3: Monday, April 20 from 7-8 p.m. and Thursday, April 23 from 12-1 p.m.
    Week 4: Monday, April 27 and Thursday, April 30 both meeting from 12-1 p.m.
    Location:
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  • Making Hybrid Home: Online Workshop!

    Instructor: Kristine Esser Slentz
    Date: Tuesday, April 7
    Time: 6:00-8:30 p.m.
    Location: Online, using Zoom
    Cost: $63 nonmembers, $40 members, $35 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members/librarian members

    Come hangout into the world of poetic hybridity! We’ll join Theresa Cha as she studies the body through Korean history by way of wordy images, run into wooden cutouts and words with Erica Hunt and Mark Nowak will show us... learn more

  • IWC Book Club + Hulu Watch Party IWC Book Club + Hulu Watch Party

    IWC Book Club + Hulu Watch Party
    Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
    Presenter:
    Sarah K. Ginter
    Kick-off Event: Wednesday, April 8
    Time: 3-4 p.m.
    Location: Zoom
    Cost: Free

    Join Programs Manager, Sarah K. Ginter, for IWC's first ever Book Club! April's pick is Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng.

    We will have a kick off event on Wednesday, April 8th from 3:00-4:00pm in order to get everyone situated with Zoom, the online platform... learn more

  • Finishing Your First Novel: Online Class!

    Instructor: Robert Kent
    Date: Monday, April 13
    Time: 6:00-9:00 p.m.
    Location: Zoom (virtual workshop)*
    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

  • Fiction Writing Workshop: Online Workshop!

    Instructor: Robert Kent
    Date:  5 Thursday Sessions: April 16, 23, 30; May 7, 14
    Time: 6:00-9:00 p.m.
    Location: Zoom (virtual workshop)*
    Cost:
    $400 nonmembers (join IWC for discounted rate on the class!)
    $265 members
    $235 member discount for student, teacher, senior, military, librarian IWC members


    *
    The cost of this class includes a $25 critiquing fee, to be remitted by... learn more

  • Unlearn: Black + Mythology: Online Class!

    Instructor: Chantel Massey
    Date:  Saturday, April 18
    Time:  1:00-4:00 p.m.
    Location: Zoom (virtual workshop)*
    Cost: $75 nonmembers, $48 members, $42 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members/librarian members

    UnLearn literature classes study the art of language through black literature and art. UnLearn: Black Mythology is an intensive, generative poetry workshop/course on myths, culture, identity and discussions... learn more

  • One Day Writer's Retreat

    Facilitator: Angela Jackson Brown
    Date: Saturday, April 25 (possible date change due to local/state restrictions; check back for more info)
    Time: 9:00-5:30 
    Location: Fall Creek Abbey, 2439 N. Park Avenue, Indianapolis, Indiana 46205 (fallcreekabbey.org)
    Cost: Members (no discounts): $79, Nonmembers: $149 *Lunch is not included.
    *Limit 15 participants: 11 spots remaining*


    As you come crawling out of the doldrums of winter, why not give yourself the... learn more

  • The Everyday Poem: Online Class!

    Instructor: Nick Reading
    Date:  Sunday, April 26
    Time: 1:00-4:00 p.m.
    Location: Zoom (virtual workshop)*
    Cost: $75 nonmembers, $48 members, $42 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members/librarian members

    This workshop will focus on poems that use daily experiences as material. Whether it be an embrace with a partner in the morning, noticing a bee by the hydrangea, or whatever might have made us pause in our busy days, there is almost... learn more

  • The Basics of Self Publishing: Online Class! Instructor: Robert Kent

    Date: Monday, April 27
    Time: 6:00-9:00 p.m.
    Location: Zoom (virtual workshop)*
    Cost: $75 nonmembers, $48 members, $42 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members/librarian members

    Editor Peggy Tierney says she receives thousands of manuscripts per year, reads perhaps fifty, and publishes only one or two. With publishers consolidating and purchasing fewer books each year, advances shrinking, and legacy contracts becoming more restrictive than... learn more

  • Arts Midwest: Poetry, People and Place

    Arts Midwest: Poetry, People and Place:
    How does art foster dialogue, create/sustain community, and (re)inscribe memory?
    Presenter: Dr. Lasana Kazembe
    Date: Monday, April 27, 2020
    Time: 6:30 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.
    Location: The Jazz Kitchen, B-Side, 5377 N College Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46220
    Cost: Free

    Indiana writers and artists have a rich legacy of expressing the political and social ideas of their time. Lasana’s multimedia presentation explores how artists-from Hoosier poets to visual... learn more


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