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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.

The deadline for the 2021 round has passed, but applications for the 2022 round will open later this year.

Please contact Bronwen Carlisle at with any questions.

2021 Writing workshop hosts

  • Goshen Public Library, Goshen (Author: Larry Sweazy)  
  • Franklin Central High School, Indianapolis (Author: Alicia Rasley) 
  • Carmel Clay Public Library, Carmel (Author: Shari Wagner) 
  • Lake County Public Library, Merrillville (Author: Saundra Mitchell) 
  • Middlebury Community Public Library, Middlebury (Author: Jennifer Ann Coffeen) 


If your organization is hosting a workshop in 2021, 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.