If you’ve just discovered Intensive Genre Workshops, feel free to have a look around at some of our past events and be sure to look at our free content for writers, too. IGW has hosted writing craft workshops in our beautiful town of Huntington, West Virginia. Sheila and Tobi, sometimes joined by Michael Knost, Rebecca Barray, and other guests, offer writing and critique retreats. Sheila and Tobi also give online and in-person workshops. You may often catch them at the West Virginia Writers Conferences sharing their love of writing and writing craft knowledge. If you’re interested in having them give a workshop for your writing group, please email them at AskIGW@gmail.com.

Did you know…

Our Invitation Only retreats in Spring and Summer have Special Guests. Interested? Contact us.

Our Special Guests have included:

Tara Lush, Lee Goldberg, Blake Crouch, Jaque Ben-Zekry, and Josh Malerman

Sheila Redling’s Four Week Workshop on the Fundamentals of Writing a Novel.

Topics include:
Identifying, clarifying, and elevating your story idea
Understanding the basics of structure and pacing
Creating compelling characters
Knowing your genre
Maintaining your creative life

April Writing Retreat

at Cedar Lakes, in Ripley, WV – A three day weekend with plenty of writing time, workshops, and one-on-ones, all centered at the Mountaineer Lodge at Cedar Lakes. Get unstuck in this idyllic place. Unplug, relax, write. We’ve got you covered!

Ask a Writer Anything.

Join Sheila Redling, Tobi Doyle, Rebecca Barray, Michael Knost, Mary Barbara Moore, and Carter Seaton for an evening where you can ask a writer anything.