Indiana Writers Center

Indiana Writers Center

The IWC supports Indiana writers of all ages and backgrounds and reaches out to people whose voices are rarely heard. Classes and workshops taught by published writers provide writing education that encourages creative expression and enhances the communication skills necessary for success in

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Author Visits with Writer-in-Residence Barbara Shoup


Program Description

Our Writer-in-residence, Barbara Shoup, frequently visits high school classrooms to teach students creative writing. Shoup has published eight young adult novels, and has several decades of teaching experience. Students benefit from an increased understanding of the creative process, and of Indiana literature.

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Program Detail

Program type: Workshop/Class (In-School), Workshop/Class (Out-of-School)
Artistic Discipline: Literary Arts, Storytelling
Subject: Language Arts
Population Served Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12
Bilingual: No
Fees / Ticketing:



Conducts educational programming for 2 or more years: Yes
Performs criminal background checks on staff with youth contact: Yes
Maintains general liability insurance: Yes
Three letters of recommendation / references available: Yes
Provides study guides for teachers and or students: Yes
Provides tools to assess student learning (workshops and residencies): Yes
Provides scholarship and reduced fees: Yes
Conducts ongoing assessments of program quality: Yes
Connects to State (IDOE) and/or Common Core Curriculum Standards: Yes