Indiana Writers' Consortium

About Us

We build community.
IWC is committed to the educational and networking needs of Indiana creative writers.

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 Membership is open to unpublished as well as published writers.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.

Our Officers

Meet Our Board Officers

Anastasia Trekles

Anastasia has been with the IWC since 2016. She teaches Instructional Design and Technology at Purdue University Northwest.

Heather Augustyn

Vice President
Heather writes on music and its history in the Caribbean, and teaches English at Purdue University Northwest

Kathryn Page Camp

She is the author of Writers in Wonderland: Keeping Your Words Legal, In God We Trust: How the Supreme Court’s First Amendment Decisions Affect Organized Religion and numerous articles.

Judith Lachance-Whitcomb

Judy writes primarily for children. For 37 years she was an elementary school teacher in Chicago who worked on curriculum development at Northwestern University for 5 years following her retirement. She is currently an adjunct professor in Teacher Education for Michigan State University.

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