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.
  • Basics of Blog Writing

    Instructor: Laura Briggs
    Date: Saturday, October 19
    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

  • Sport Literate: Honest Reflections on Life’s Leisurely Diversions

    Instructor: Bill Meiners & Nick Reading
    Date:  Saturday, October 26
    Time:  9 a.m.–12 p.m.
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $75 nonmembers, $48 members, $42 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members/librarian members

    Join editor-in-chief, Bill Meiners, and poetry editor, Nick Reading, for a day of reading, writing, and editing. In this workshop we will look at the tradition of writing about sport in literature. With a focus on creative nonfiction and poems, we will use the literary journal "Sport... learn more

  • What Makes a Character Live?

    Instructor: SJ Rozan
    Date: Sunday, October 27
    Time: 2:00-5:00 pm
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $75 nonmembers, $48 members, $42 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members/librarian members

    Some characters stick in readers' minds long after the end of a book. How does a writer create those characters, people so real that the reader misses them once the story's over? Is it dialogue, physical attributes, action, inner thoughts? It's all these things and more. Join SJ Rozan,... learn more

  • Surrealism & The Fun We’ll Have

    Instructor: Nick Reading
    Date:  Tuesday, October 29
    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

    Andre Breton defines surrealism in Le Manifesto du Surrealisme (1924) as: "Pure psychic automatism by which it is intended to express, either verbally or in writing, the true function of thought. Thought dictated in the absence of all control exerted by reason, and outside all aesthetic or moral... learn more

  • World Building: Letters from Imaginary Places

    Instructor: Saundra Mitchell
    Date: Saturday, November 2
    Time:  12:30 - 3:00 p.m.
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $63 nonmembers, $40 members, $35 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members/librarian members

    In this workshop, we're going to create a world together! Using the Dewey Decimal system, I will teach writers how to create, investigate and populate a new world for original fiction and non-fiction. As we work step by step through the elements of world building (what's the... learn more

  • Memoir Writing Master Class

    Instructor: Margaret McMullan
    Date:  Sunday, November 10
    Time: 1-4 p.m.
    Location: IWC
    Cost: $75 nonmembers, $48 members, $42 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members/librarian members

    Ready to write the story of your life? Or maybe just a portion of your life the way only you remember it?

    In this memoir writing workshop, we’ll talk about what separates memoir from general nonfiction, and then we will write. I’ll provide writing prompts, guidelines, and other materials... learn more

  • Writing Your First Novel

    Instructor: Larry Sweazy
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    ate: Saturday, November 16
    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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