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

An Eye for the Weird

How can the strange, the uncanny, and the unordinary help give us more direct access to our characters’ ordinary, human experiences? This class will explore how some “weird” writers like myself work with a careful balance of the ordinary and the unordinary, the naturalistic and the fantastic in their fiction.


Instructor: Sarah Gerkensmeyer; Date & Time: Sunday, March 3, 1:00 - 4:00 pm on Zoom
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Writing for Wellness

In this workshop, we will respond to several writing prompts by sharing our thoughts with the page. You do not need to have any prior experience to join this class, only the desire to write your truth.


Instructor: Dominique Weldon; Monday, March 4; 6:30 - 7:30 pm on Zoom
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March Member Meeting

Featured Speaker: Emma Hudelson Enjoy an evening with fellow IWC members and friends. Share your good news. Be informed on the happenings of the IWC. And hear a featured writer speak on the craft each month.


Tuesday, March 5, 7:00 - 8:30 PM at IWC - RSVP required
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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. The principles will be applied to full-length works as well. Just click your magic ruby heels together and say: “there’s no place like a theater”.


Instructor: Andrew Black; 5 Tuesdays: April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; 7:00 - 9:00 PM EST on Zoom
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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 

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Opportunities for Writers – March 2024

Opportunities for Writers – March 2024 Opportunities for writers including writers conferences, workshops, contests, and submissions. Updated 3/3/24. 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.

Indiana Writers Center

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: