A Little About Us:

The Indiana University Writers’ Conference is open to writers of all levels. We invite a faculty of prominent writers who are equally skilled and involved teachers, people who have made writing their life’s work. Participants join faculty-led workshops in fiction and poetry, and take classes in fiction, poetry, and various prose narrative styles. For seventy-five years we have prided ourselves on a craft-based writers’ conference, a multidisciplinary approach, and a focus on writing.

Hear What Our Past Attendees Have To Say:

I look forward to IUWC every year. It is a chance to take a break from the monotony of everyday working life and join a cadre of authors all bent on the same goal: writing as well and as often as possible. – Cy Wyss

My experience of the conference gave me the confidence to continue writing poetry and submitting for publication. Since the attending the 2017 IUWC, I have had nine poems published in various online journals. – Keith Welch

A journalist by training, I tend to “write short,” but in fiction, there’s a lot of value in more detail. The IUWC really helped me to see that. – Amanda Chambliss

The IUWC was my first writing course since college, and I left feeling like I had been handed a toolbox, and the confidence to use it. – Ruth


The IUWC Team:

Bob Bledsoe, Director 

Bob is Director of the Indiana University Writers’ Conference. He has been awarded a fellowship at The MacDowell Colony, and his writing has appeared in Ploughshares, Potomac Review, Fifth Wednesday Journal, Exit 7, Ms. Magazine, and The Habit of Art: Best Stories from the Indiana University Fiction Workshop (IU Press, 2005).

Gionni Ponce, Associate Director

Gionni is a Latinx fiction writer (from Phoenix and Detroit) who also enjoys exploring other artforms including nonfiction and photography. As Associate Director of the conference and in her work, she aims to create literary space for traditionally marginalized stories. Follow her @GPisMe.

New interns will be joining us in the Spring!