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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 2023 round of programs are now closed. Applications for 2024 will open in the fall of 2023.

Please contact Grace McDowell at with any questions.

2023 Workshops

Host OrganizationCityWorkshop Leader
Adams Public Library SystemGenevaShari Wagner
ArtMixIndianapolisAshley Mack-Jackson
Black Women’s Writing SocietyIndianapolisLydia Johnson
Bloomfield-Eastern Greene County Public LibraryBloomfieldDave Griffith
Bloomington High School South/Outspoken Poetry Club Bloomington Kenneth Woods
Brownsburg Public LibraryBrownsburgJanuarie York
Christian Park School 82IndianapolisCurtis Crisler
Edison School of the ArtsIndianapolisChantel Massey
Floyd County Public LibraryNew AlbanyLydia Johnson
Forest Park Jr.-Sr. High SchoolFerdinandDave Griffith
Franklin Central High School Creative Writing ClubIndianapolisChantel Massey
Franklin CollegeFranklinSaundra Mitchell
Impact Academy IndianapolisKenneth Woods
Indiana Connections Academy Travel Abroad ProgramIndianapolisJanuarie York
Indianapolis Public LibraryIndianapolisAlicia Rasley
Jeffersonville Township Public LibraryJeffersonvilleKenneth Woods
Lake County Public LibraryMerrillvilleSamuel Love
Midtown Indy, Inc.IndianapolisJanuarie York
Morrisson-Reeves LibraryRichmondJohn F. Allen
New Castle-Henry County Public LibraryNew CastleLarry Sweazy
Pendleton Community Public Library PendletonAlicia Rasley
The Franklin County Arts CouncilBrookvilleShari Wagner
West Lafayette Public LibraryWest LafayetteBryan Furuness


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.