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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 Indiana Authors Awards writing workshop program.

Each year, Indiana Humanities will select a group of 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 applications for the 2024 round of workshops closed on September 29, 2023.

Please contact Bronwen Carlisle at with any questions.

2024 Writing Workshops

DistrictApplicantAuthor assignmentCity
3Art Association of Randolph CountyBryan FurunessUnion City
9Bloomington High School South – Outspoken Poetry ClubKenneth WoodsBloomington
8Clinton Public LibraryLarry SweazyClinton
6Columbus Regional Hospital FoundationDave GriffithColumbus
4Danville-Center Township Public LibraryDave GriffithDanville
6Franklin Central HS Dual Credit Creative Writing ClassCurtis CrislerIndianapolis
2Fulton County Public LibraryCurtis CrislerRochester
3Huntington University – StoryConAlicia RasleyHuntington
7Impact AcademyJohn F. AllenIndianapolis
7Indy ReadsChantel MasseyIndianapolis
9Jennings Co. Historical Society and Perceptions: Yoga, Mindfulness & Art Inc.Dave GriffithNorth Vernon
5Kokomo-Howard County Public LibraryLarry SweazyKokomo
1La Porte County Public LibrarySamuel LoveLa Porte
1Lake County Public LibraryLarry SweazyMerrillville
9Lawrenceburg Public Library DistrictAlicia RasleyLawrenceburg
8Loogootee Public LibrarySamuel LoveLoogootee
5Muncie Public LibraryChantel MasseyMuncie
7Pretty Passionate HandsLydia JohnsonIndianapolis
4Putnam County Public LibrarySamuel LoveGreencastle
3Syracuse-Turkey Creek Public LibraryShari WagnerSyracuse
2Walkerton-Lincoln Twp. PublicAlicia RasleyWalkerton
7Westminster Neighborhood ServicesLydia JohnsonIndianapolis


If your organization is hosting a workshop in 2024, 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.