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 school, in the workplace, and in life. We envision a thriving center where Indiana writers build the writing skills appropriate to their goals and experience the healing, empowering and joyful benefits that engaging in the creative process brings.

Programs, services, and venue selections reflect our commitment to this mission and to broadening our base as well. More than ever before, the Indiana Writers Center is forging new collaborative relationships with arts organizations, schools and universities, community organizations and social service providers.


  1125 E Brookside Ave., Ste B25, Indianapolis, IN 46202



Author Visits with Writer-in-Residence Barbara Sho...

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.

Booking / scheduling contact

Sarah Ginter


Program detail
Artistic discipline: Literary Arts, Storytelling
Cultural Origin:
Program type: Workshop/Class (In-School), Workshop/Class (Out-of-School)
Population served: Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12
Subject: Language Arts
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