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.
  • Indiana Writers Center Women’s Writing Retreat Indiana Writers Center Women’s Writing Retreat

    Facilitator: Angela Jackson Brown
    Dates: Friday, July 12 – Sunday July 14|
    Time: Check-in 1 p.m. on Friday, 7/12. Check-out in the afternoon on Sunday, 7/14. All meals are included.
    Location: Oakwood Retreat Center, 3801 S 575 E Rd, Selma, IN 47383 (www.discoveroakwood.org/)
    Cost:
    Member price - $450 (Save $35 if you purchase your registration before June 1!)  Cost includes single room, one meal on Friday night, three meals on... learn more

  • The Prose Poem

    Instructor: Nick Reading
    Date:  Saturday, July 13
    Time:  9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $75 nonmembers, $48 members, $42 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members/librarian members

    The prose poem is an unexpected party guest who not only fixes your running toilet but reads the water flushing as a diviner. It is a chair that doubles as a coffin. It is a flower that masquerades as a rake. It is as unassuming as a hat left... learn more

  • Writing Your First Novel

    Instructor: Larry Sweazy
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    ate: Saturday, July 20
    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

  • 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, TBD (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 to publish... learn more

  • Basics of Blog Writing

    Instructor: Laura Briggs
    Date: Saturday, July 27
    Time: 9:30-11:30 a.m., 12:30-2:30 p.m. (sack lunch recommended)
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $100 nonmembers, $64 members, $56 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members/librarian members

    During this class, attendees will learn how to write blogs for themselves or for freelance clients. Topics covered include why blogging matters for content marketing, choosing a focus for a blog, how online readers absorb information and how to write to capture and... 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

  • 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

  • Gift Certificate for Classes
    Give a gift certificate to encourage the aspiring writer in your circle of friends or family to write.
     

    Available for purchase in denominations of $50, $75, $100 & $125

    *Gift certificates have no cash-back value and expire one year from the date of issue.

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