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.
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|Host Organization||City||Workshop Leader|
|Adams Public Library System||Geneva||Shari Wagner|
|Black Women’s Writing Society||Indianapolis||Lydia Johnson|
|Bloomfield-Eastern Greene County Public Library||Bloomfield||Dave Griffith|
|Bloomington High School South/Outspoken Poetry Club||Bloomington||Kenneth Woods|
|Brownsburg Public Library||Brownsburg||Januarie York|
|Christian Park School 82||Indianapolis||Curtis Crisler|
|Edison School of the Arts||Indianapolis||Chantel Massey|
|Floyd County Public Library||New Albany||Lydia Johnson|
|Forest Park Jr.-Sr. High School||Ferdinand||Dave Griffith|
|Franklin Central High School Creative Writing Club||Indianapolis||Chantel Massey|
|Franklin College||Franklin||Saundra Mitchell|
|Impact Academy||Indianapolis||Kenneth Woods|
|Indiana Connections Academy Travel Abroad Program||Indianapolis||Januarie York|
|Indianapolis Public Library||Indianapolis||Alicia Rasley|
|Jeffersonville Township Public Library||Jeffersonville||Kenneth Woods|
|Lake County Public Library||Merrillville||Samuel Love|
|Midtown Indy, Inc.||Indianapolis||Januarie York|
|Morrisson-Reeves Library||Richmond||John F. Allen|
|New Castle-Henry County Public Library||New Castle||Larry Sweazy|
|Pendleton Community Public Library||Pendleton||Alicia Rasley|
|The Franklin County Arts Council||Brookville||Shari Wagner|
|West Lafayette Public Library||West Lafayette||Bryan 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.
- Event & communications toolkit
- Press release template
- Speaker agreement letter template
- Event notification form
- Final report form
- Logos & headshots