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.
Applications are now open for the 2024 round of workshops. Applications will close on September 29, 2023.
Please contact Bronwen Carlisle at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
|Workshop Title/s||Workshop Leader|
|THE BASICS OF WRITING SPECULATIVE FICTION||John F. Allen|
|HOW TO WRITE THE “SONASTIC POEM”||Curtis Crisler|
|REMIX: WRITING EDITION||Bryan Furuness|
|WRITER AS PHYSICIAN: THE HEALING POWER OF STORYTELLING||Dave Grifith|
|YOUR LIFE AS A POEM;|
ORDERING A CHAPBOOK
|ORAL HISTORY FOR BEGINNERS||Samuel Love|
|TENDER AND TITANIC: COMMUNITY, IMMORTALITY AND CARE THROUGH POETRY;|
THE POWER OF QUESTIONS, IMAGINATION AND STORYTELLING IN POETRY
|STORY-BUILDERS! LET’S GET STARTED PLOTTING!||Alicia Rasley|
|THE BIG SECRET: STARTING AND FINISHING YOUR NOVEL||Larry D. Sweazy|
|POETRY AS MEMOIR: EXPLORING THE TERRAIN||Shari Wagner|
|POETRY: PAINTING WITH WORDS||Kenneth Woods|
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.
- Event & communications toolkit
- Press release template
- Speaker agreement letter template
- Event notification form
- Final report form
- Logos & headshots