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Indiana Writers Center Offers Writing Conference: Writing Well-Done

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Indiana Writers Center Offers Writing Conference: Writing Well-Done



With award-winning novelist Brian Leung

The Indiana Writers Center presents its annual Gathering of Writers, “Writing: Well- Done,” on Saturday, March 25, 2017, at the Indiana Landmarks Center in downtown Indianapolis. Established and emerging writers from around the state are invited to attend this full day of classes on the writers’ craft, including a keynote address by Brian Leung, award-winning novelist. The Gathering will include breakout sessions in fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and playwriting by other distinguished award-winning and notable Indiana writers, including: Andrew Black, Brian Brodeur, Mary Ann Cain, Sarah Gerkensmeyer, Jean Harper, George Kalamaras, Adrian Matejka, Michael McColly and Greg Schwipps. Participants will leave full of inspiration, armed with ideas to reach the moment when they know their work is well-done—along with a hundred other writers who feel the same way.

WHO: Brian Leung (Keynote Address), and other noted authors and literary professionals from Indiana and beyond (listed in more detail, below).

WHAT: The 2017 Gathering of Writers, Writing: Well-Done—How Do You Know Your Work is Reader Ready?

WHEN: Saturday, March 25, 2017, 9:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

COST: $85 Members / $150 Nonmembers (registration fee includes continental breakfast and box lunch). The 2017 Gathering of Writers is made possible by grants from the Indiana Arts Commission, Arts Council of Indianapolis, National Endowment for the Arts, and Butler University Jordan College of the Arts, also with in-kind support from local businesses including Hubbard & Cravens Coffee Co., Einstein Bros. Bagels, and Marsh Supermarkets. To register for the 2017 Gathering of Writers or learn more about this and other programs offered by the Indiana Writers Center, visit or call 317-255- 0710.

About the Keynote: Brian Leung, author of World Famous Love Acts, Lost Men, and Take Me Home, is a past recipient of the Lambda Literary Oustanding Mid-Career Prize. Other honors include the Asian-American Literary Award, Willa Award, and the Mary McCarthy Prize in Short Fiction. His short fiction, poetry, and nonfiction have appeared in numerous journals, magazines, online venues, and anthologies. “Shuhua’s Suite” originally appeared in Blythe House Quarterly. He received his MFA in Creative Writing from Indiana University. He lives with his husband in Lafayette, Indiana, where he is the Director of Creative Writing at Purdue University.

The Faculty (full bios available at Sarah Gerkensmeyer and Greg Schwipps (fiction); Brian Brodeur, George Kalamaras, and Adrian Metejka (poetry); Andrew Black (playwriting); Mary Ann Cain, Jean Harper, and Michael McColly (creative nonfiction).

About the Indiana Writers Center: Founded in 1979, the Indiana Writers Center is Indiana’s only comprehensive community-based literary service organization. The mission of the Indiana Writers Center is to educate, inspire, connect, and support Indiana writers working at all levels and in all genres; to recognize excellence in Indiana literature; and to provide outreach programs designed to bring forth the voices of people who are not usually heard. It advocates for writing and literature as essential to a community that values clarity of communication and honors diversity, tolerance and compassion.


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