Indiana Writers Center

Creative Writing Faculty

Founded in 1979, the Indiana Writers Center (IWC) is a community of writers of all levels working in an atmosphere where they can create, learn, teach, experiment, publish, and thrive. Access to successful working writers through the IWC’s programs provides basic education for beginning writers and offers ongoing instruction, support, and encouragement to those already on the path. IWC is committed to providing writing programs in a vibrant, creative environment which encourages, supports, empowers and celebrates voices in all of their sounds, colors and shapes. By embracing these myriad ideas, perspectives, and backgrounds, we fulfill our mission of amplifying voices rarely heard through the written word.

We are interested in expanding our current class offerings. Each year we offer more than 75 single session and multi-session writing workshops on craft in fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, playwriting, hybrid forms, creative process, the business of writing, and more. Our outreach programs, such as Building a Rainbow (a summer learning program for youth) and the Memoir Project help to amplify voices who are rarely heard. Partnerships with Indianapolis Marion County Public Library and other community-serving organizations help to increase access to our classes, programs, and Indiana writers. We offer our programs online and in community settings.

Awarded the inaugural Literary Champion Award by the Eugene & Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Awards 2020, the IWC continues to be recognized as the only comprehensive creative writing center of its kind in Indiana, or even the Midwest. For more than 40 years the IWC has offered support for Indiana writers of all levels by providing literary programs, opportunities, community, resources, and education.

We prefer applicants with significant ties to Indiana, and we are interested in virtual classes, and possibly in-person classes in the near future.

Applicants should have teaching experience and be published. Instructors are paid on a contract basis.

We welcome you to apply to be on our faculty by filling out the form below and by submitting your resume/CV and cover letter. We also encourage you to become a member, take a class, and/or attend IWC events to familiarize yourself with our programs.

The Indiana Writers Center encourages a diverse and inclusive culture, one that represents the community without regard to race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, religion, or socio-economic status.  Our commitment to provide writing programs in a vibrant, creative environment defines who we are. We want to amplify and celebrate voices rarely heard in all their sounds, colors, and shapes.

We are committed to this pledge in all that we do in programming, recruiting staff and volunteers, and selecting project partners. The Indiana Writers Center strives to deliver programs and build networks that will model the kind of just society that values each and every person.

Contact Information

Rachel Sahaidachny, Executive Director
1125 Brookside Ave., Ste B 25
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