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Writing Workshops

Looking to develop your own literary skills? We curated a list of writing workshops by Hoosier authors. These interactive 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.

Each year, Indiana Humanities will select up to 10 host organizations and match them to their preferred authors through an application process. Application guidelines, workshop descriptions and an event toolkit are available below. Participating organizations are responsible for working with authors to schedule engagements and cover any travel expenses.

Applications for the 2022 round of programs are currently closed.

Please contact Bronwen Carlisle at with any questions.

2022 Writing workshops

John F. AllenThe Basics of Writing Speculative Fiction
Jennifer Ann CoffeenHow to Write Romance: Creating a Page Turner
Bryan FurunessRemix: Writing Edition
Dave GriffithBearing Witness: Raising Awareness and Promoting Injustice Through Nonfiction; Write Differently: A Workshop for Young Writers on the Autism Spectrum
Lydia JohnsonYour Life As a Poem; Ordering a Chapbook
Samuel LoveOral History for Beginners
Ashley Mack-JacksonThe Personal is Political: The Political is Personal
Saundra MitchellLetters From Imaginary Places
Alicia RasleyStory-Builders! Let’s Get Started Plotting!
Larry D. SweazyThe Big Secret: Starting and Finishing Your Novel
Shari WagnerPoetry as Memoir: Exploring the Terrain


If your organization is hosting a workshop in 2022, 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.