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 2023 round of programs are now closed.
Please contact Hailey DeWolf at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
2023 Writing workshops
|John F. Allen||The Basics of Writing Speculative Fiction|
|Curtis Crisler||How to Write the “Sonastic” Poem|
|Bryan Furuness||Remix: Writing Edition|
|Dave Griffith||Writer as Physician: The Healing Power of Storytelling|
|Lydia Johnson||Your Life As a Poem|
Ordering a Chapbook
|Samuel Love||Oral History for Beginners|
|Ashley Mack-Jackson||The Personal is Political: The Political is Personal|
|Chantel Massey||Tender and Titanic: Community, Immorality and Care Through Poetry|
The Power of Questions, Imagination, and Storytelling in Poetry
|Saundra Mitchell||Letters From Imaginary Places|
|Alicia Rasley||Story-Builders! Let’s Get Started Plotting!|
|Larry D. Sweazy||The Big Secret: Starting and Finishing Your Novel|
|Shari Wagner||Poetry as Memoir: Exploring the Terrain|
|Kenneth Woods||Poetry: Painting with Words|
|Januarie York||Avenger Poetry – The Superhero I Am Workshop|
Colors – Socio Emotional Exploration Through Poetry
If your organization is hosting a workshop in 2023, 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.
- Event & communications toolkit
- Press release template
- Speaker agreement letter template
- Event notification form
- Final report form
- Logos & headshots