IWC Critique Groups

Critique groups are a great way to get feedback and grow in a small group setting. We currently offer a variety of Special Interest groups. Attendance is free for members and $5/per meeting for non-members. If you wish to join a group listed below, please contact the group leader to verify their current schedule.


Faithfully Writing

With a general theme of meaningful experiences, we will meet once per month on the second Wednesday of the month from 10 am- 12 pm. All writing genres are welcome including faith writing, blog posts, memoir, essays, short stories, novels and poetry. Our vision is a nurturing, supportive, generative environment, rather than a competitive one, where we celebrate and honor each other’s writing while offering honest feedback. For more info contact Arlene Barker



Famous Writers' Club

This writers' group focuses on the exploration of beginning writers with an emphasis on reading to each other and writing together. It meets on the first and third Friday of the month from 9 - 11:30am at the IWC. To join, please contact Beth Mink at 317-523-5902. You can also visit us on the web:  or contact us via email:

Famous Writer's Club Mission Statement:
To encourage good writing
To share ideas and information about learning opportunities
To critique writers' work, for those who seek that
To share information about publication

The Fiction Group

A fiction group meets on the first and third Wednesday of each month from 7-9pm. To join, contact the IWC office at (317) 255-0710

Poetry Salon

Led by poet Richard Pflum, the Poetry Salon provides an evening of conversation and critique. Bring copies of original poetry for feedback. Meetings are on the first and third Tuesdays of the month from 8-10pm. Contact Richard Pflum: (317) 356-2048 or

Word by Word

Word by Word is a prose group led by Carole Carlson. This group meets bi-weekly on Wednesdays from 1:00-3:00. Contact Carole Carlson: or Richard Stott via phone (317) 205-5172


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