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Instructor: BettyJoyce Nash $60 Members | $65 Nonmembers Weekend One: Saturday & Sunday, 2/20/21 & 2/21/21 | 10:00 am – 11:15 am Weekend Two: Saturday & Sunday, 2/27/21 & 2/28/21 | 10:00 am – 11:15 am How many days does a blizzard last? That's an unanswerable question, but this short story "blizzard" will span four days. Bring your blanket, bring your hot chocolate and bring a short story you want to polish for publication. We’ll examine point of view, character development, and story arc, but we’ll…Find out more »
WriterHouse is partnering with The Center and The Virginia Festival of the Book to present a discussion with the authors of "Unacceptable." Click HERE for more information and to register for this Zoom event.Find out more »
Instructor: Warren Rochelle $60 Members | $65 Nonmembers Session One: Saturday, March 6, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Session Two: Sunday, March 7, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Imaginative responses to the pandemic are beginning to appear. But plague literature, plague fiction, has been around for a long time. Boccacio writes about the Black Death in The Decameron in 1349-1353. In 1722, Daniel Defoe published A Journal of the Plague Year, "the account of one man's experience of the year 1665, when the bubonic…Find out more »
In partnership with The Virginia Festival of the Book, WriterHouse presents: 2:00 PM ET, Sunday, March 14 Law and Authors: Jacqueline Lipton in Conversation with Jane Friedman Jacqueline Lipton, law professor, consultant, and literary agent, discusses her accessible, reader-friendly handbook for authors, agents, and editors in navigating the legal landscape of the contemporary publishing industry, in conversation with publishing expert Jane Friedman. In "Law and Authors: A Legal Handbook for Writers," Lipton addresses issues of copyright, explaining fair use…Find out more »
Instructor: Andrew Martin $60 Members | $65 Nonmembers Session One: Saturday, March 27, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm Session Two: Saturday, April 3, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm Voice, in both narration and dialogue, is one of the most important elements of fiction, but also one of the most difficult to get right. How do we channel the voices we hear in our heads, and out in the world, into writing that is both artful and realistic? How do we…Find out more »
Instructor: Liza Nash Taylor $30 Members | $35 Nonmembers Saturday, April 10, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm Here at WriterHouse we’re taught to be better writers, but it’s up to us to get our work out there and learn how to be writers in the world. Liza will share her own experience and methods for finding publishing and submission opportunities that are a fit for your short stories, novel excerpts, creative nonfiction, and poetry. She’ll also discuss creating an author…Find out more »
Instructor: Chet'la Sebree $60 Members | $65 Nonmembers Session One: Saturday, April 24, 10:00 am – 11:30 am Session Two: Sunday, April 25, 10:00 am - 11:30 am A poem is only as strong as all of its parts—the opening, the language, the imagery, the closing. Even though that is the case, the end of a poem is the final image or idea with which readers are left. How do you determine how to end a poem and what a…Find out more »
Instructor: Emily Thiede $40 Members | $45 Nonmembers Saturday, April 24, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Can you curse in YA? How long are MG novels? Are dragons "in" or "out?" If my main character is 17 years old, can my book still be for adults? What does "crossover" mean? In recent years, the publishing world has drawn some clear lines (and some less clear lines) between age-categories, so how can writers decide where their book idea might belong? In…Find out more »
The launch of "Half" by Sharon Harrigan was celebrated virtually on July 11, 2020. We as a writing community continue to adjust to the current situation. The success of the WriterHouse online classes (offered via Zoom) encouraged us to give a virtual book...
JMRL and WriterHouse Announce Poetry Contest Winner! The poem, “Play a Note,” by Fred Everett Maus has been selected as this year’s JMRL-WriterHouse Poetry Contest winner. Joan Mazza was named runner-up for the poem “Elinor White Frost." Congratulations to...
As part of the #TheWrite2Heal series of events, for the month of April WriterHouse established a weekly prompt to help our community maintain a writing practice in these challenging times. We hope that these prompts helped you channel your feelings in a productive...