Indiana Writers Center

IWC supports Indiana writers of all ages and backgrounds and reaches out to people whose voices are rarely heard. Classes and workshops taught by published writers provide writing education that encourages creative expression and enhances the communication skills necessary for success in school, in the workplace, and in life.

Indiana Writers Center

June Member Meeting

Making Magic with Your Words: Writing Lyrical Prose with Angela Jackson-Brown


Instructor: Angela Jackson-Brown; Tuesday, June 4; 7:00 - 8:30 pm at IWC
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Short Story Writing

Short Fiction Writing is a five-week workshop, which includes discussions, exercises, and the critiquing of student projects. The focus is on creating publishable short stories.


Instructor: Robin Lovelace; 5 Thursdays starting June 6; 7:00 – 9:00 pm EST via Zoom
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Foundations of Playwriting

This class reviews the fundamentals of narrative structure, with a focus on the creation of a ten-minute play.


Instructor: Andrew Black; 5 Thursdays starting June 20; 7:00 – 9:00 PM EST via Zoom
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Making Poems of Our Lives

Learn revision exercises that teach you how to find the heart of your poems or refashion them into new shapes.


Instructor: Lylanne Musselman; 4 Saturdays: June 22; July 20; August 24; September 21; 10:00 am – 12:00 pm at IWC
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IWC members range from beginners to professional, award-winning Indiana authors—and everything in between. We are a lively community that provides a wealth of opportunities to learn about writing and to connect with like-minded writers. Learn More 

IWC's Blog

Opportunities for Writers – June 2024

Opportunities for Writers – June 2024 Opportunities for writers including writers conferences, workshops, contests, and submissions. Updated 6/3/24. Submit your opportunity to Submit your opportunity

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Indiana Playwrights Circle

Are you a playwright in search of a community of writers? Join the Indiana Playwrights Circle, sponsored by the Indiana Writers Center, to participate in Scene Nights, Table Reads, and more!

INWords publcations

INWords Publications

The Indiana Writers Center is pleased to offer INWords: a publishing initiative featuring original works generated by programs at the Indiana Writers Center. We are currently offering several titles, available for purchase here and in our store.

Flying Island

Flying Island, the Online Literary Journal of the Indiana Writers Center, is looking for the next Kurt Vonnegut. We accept submissions on a rolling basis from Indiana residents and those with significant ties to Indiana.

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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.

The Indiana Writers Center is grateful to the following organizations
for both operating and program support: