Indiana Writers' Consortium inspires and builds a community of creative writers. We are the premier group in Northwest Indiana dedicated to educating writers from the ground up through speakers, seminars, and our annual Steel Pen Creative Writers' Conference. IWC provides educational and networking opportunities for writers in all stages of their careers. Our members and associate members include teachers and health care professionals, lawyers and full-time writers. Membership is open to unpublished as well as published writers. Although our members primarily live and work in Northwest Indiana, we welcome full members from any part of the state, out-of-state associate members who have significant literary ties to Indiana, and student members who live or attend school in Indiana. IWC is a nonprofit organization incorporated in Indiana in 2008. It is also a public charity under section 501(c)(3) of the United States Internal Revenue Code. Come join us.