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Writing Workshops

Looking to develop your own literary skills? We curated a list of writing workshops by Hoosier authors. These engaging workshops engage a variety of audiences and cover several genres. Nonprofits interested in bringing an Indiana writer to their community to provide a one-time writing workshop for a public audience can apply for funds to cover the writer’s fee as part of the new Indiana Authors Awards writing workshop program.

You can now apply to host a writing workshop in the fall of 2020. To apply, browse the catalog of workshops and fill out the online application form. If awarded, the Indiana Authors Awards will cover the writer’s workshop fee. Your organization is asked to cover any mileage reimbursement requested by the workshop leader.

When filling out the application, please provide your top three choices for workshop leader. We will do our best to match you with your preferred writer. Applications are due May 31 for workshops to be held August through December 2020.

2020 Writing workshop hosts

Bremen Public Library Bremen Callista Buchen
Brownsburg Public Library Brownsburg Larry Sweazy
Calumet College of St. Joseph Whiting Bryan Furuness
Chautauqua in the Dunes Valparaiso Lucrecia Guerrero
Franklin County High School Brookville Saundra Mitchell
Jackson County Public Library Seymour Jean Harper
Marion Public Library MarionShari Wagner


If your organization is hosting a workshop in 2020, use these resources to help organize, promote and report your event. If you’d like to attend a workshop, check our events page for details.