• Indiana Writing Resources

    Posted Posted by David Duhr in Writing Resources     Comments 3 comments

    IndianaIndiana, the Hoosier State, aka “The Crossroads of America,” is up next in our series of State Writing Resources. Indiana writing boasts such names as: Karen Joy Fowler, whose novel We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves is among Justine’s top reads of the year; Theodore Dreiser, author of An American Tragedy; James Whitcomb Riley, the “Hoosier Poet”; and James Whitcomb Riley fan Kurt Vonnegut, whose work still fills me with glee, a full decade and more later than it’s supposedly supposed to.

    Presented in no particular order, here are ten Indiana writing resources, from conferences to local critique groups to literary magazines. If you live in Indiana or are planning a move there, these are some organizations you might want to take a peek at.

    1) Central Indiana Writers’ Association

    Its mission is to support and encourage writers and photographers in their efforts to develop and share their art. CIWA welcomes all writers, beginners and seasoned.

    2) Indiana Writers Center

    Aims to nurture a diverse writing community, support established and emerging writers, improve written and verbal communication and to cultivate an audience for literature in Indiana.

    3) The Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award

    This program seeks to recognize the contributions of Indiana authors to the literary landscape in Indiana and across the nation.

    4) Indiana University Writers’ Conference

    The IUWC is open to writers of all levels. They invite a faculty of prominent writers who are equally skilled and involved teachers. Participants join faculty-led workshops in fiction and poetry, and take classes in fiction, poetry and creative nonfiction.

    5) Indiana Writers’ Consortium

    Inspires and builds a community of creative writers, educating them from the ground up through speakers, seminars and children’s programs.

    6) Southern Indiana Writers

    Meeting weekly since 1992 to exchange information and expertise on everything from computers to poetry.

    7) Smaller Indiana Writers Group

    For professional and amateur writers, wordsmiths and authors. Participate in discussions, tell war stories, or exchange ideas and opportunities.

    8) Midwest Writers Workshop

    The mission of MWW is to give all writers the opportunity to improve their craft, associate with highly credentialed professionals, and network with other writers.

    9) Indiana Review

    Now in its 35th year of publication, Indiana Review is a nonprofit literary magazine dedicated to showcasing the talents of emerging and established writers.

    10) Indiana University Press

    Recognized internationally as a leading academic publisher specializing in the humanities and social sciences.

    Help us add to this list, Hoosiers! Do you run a local writing group or a lit journal we should be aware of? Feel free to share info and links in the comments section below.

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    Susan Ray

    WordWrites Guild is a welcoming and encouraging writers’ support group open to writers of all genres. Our twice-monthly meetings are held free of charge at local libraries in Southeastern Indiana. Writers are asked to submit their work for critique prior to each meeting. Critiques are to be honest, respectful and include positive comments as well as suggestions for improvement. Everyone is welcome to join this friendly and growing organization.

    Justine Tal Goldberg

    Thanks for letting us know, Susan!

    Lori Roberts

    Where will you be meeting in the upcoming months: Sept.-December?

    Would love your thoughts, please comment.x