07/20- 10/19: Making Poems of Our Lives

Instructor: Lylanne Musselman
New Dates: 4 Saturdays: July 20; August 24; September 21; October 19
Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location: Zoom
Cost: Nonmember: $250; Writer/Reader Members & IPC Members: $178; Senior, Teacher, Student, Military/Veteran, Librarian: $162

This poetry workshop will focus on generating first drafts of at least four memoir poems, if not more. The sessions will include plenty of time for writing, introductions of prompts and sample poems geared to each workshop’s theme. Students will have the opportunity to have their work critiqued in a classroom setting as well as outside of class. There will be activities to help you delve into your memories, some will be individualized and others will be group exercises to help mine your life experiences for memories that you want to explore more or that you may even have forgotten about…until now.

*The cost of this class includes a $50 critiquing fee, to be remitted by IWC directly to the instructor, for work critiqued outside of class time.


If registering by mail, please email edu@indianawriters.org so we can ensure that you are added to the roster. Please send check to 4011 N Pennsylvania Street Indianapolis, IN 46205

Course Instructor: Lylanne Musselman

Lylanne Musselman is an award-winning poet, playwright, and visual artist. Her work has appeared in Pank, The New Verse News, Flying Island, Rose Quartz Magazine, Last Stanza Poetry Journal and The Ekphrastic Review, among others. Recently, one of her poems was selected as the featured poem in Tipton Poetry Journal, Issue # 48 Spring 2021. Musselman’s work has appeared in many anthologies, including The Indianapolis Anthology (Belt Publishing, 2021). She is the author of six chapbooks, including Paparazzi for the Birds (Red Mare 16, 2018) and is the co-author of Company of Women: New and Selected Poems (Chatter House Press, 2013), and is author of the full-length poetry collection, It’s Not Love, Unfortunately (Chatter House Press, 2018). Musselman is a three-time Pushcart Prize nominee, and her poems are included in the Inverse Poetry Archive, a collection of Hoosier poets, housed at the Indiana State Library. Musselman is currently working on several chapbooks and a new manuscript.  
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