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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.

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. If you are interested in hosting a workshop, browse the catalog of available sessions below and complete the application form by Nov. 20, 2020.

Participating organizations are responsible for working with authors to schedule engagements and cover any travel expenses. Author events must take place in calendar year 2021.

Please contact Bronwen Carlisle at with any questions.

2021 Participating Authors

Callista Buchen
Jennifer Ann Coffeen
Bryan Furuness
Dave Griffith
Samuel Love
Saundra Mitchell
Alicia Rasley
Larry Sweazy
Shari Wagner

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 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.