Friday Opening Reception,
December 6, 2013,
A FREE evening of art and wine
WriterHouse is proud to present the work of local artist, Stacey Evans for the month of December.
Evans is a landscape photographer. Her work focuses on capturing the great American landscape while in motion. In the past, she has used the train to facilitate this type of work.
She writes, "Photographing stillness while in motion forces me to give up some control-and that thrills me as an artist. It defied much of what I had been taught about landscape photography."
As her work has evolved, she now constructs depictions concentrating on the juxtaposition between familiar and unfamiliar places, creating her own landscape by blending printmaking techniques with photography.
The Friday opening reception is FREE and open to the public. Refreshments courtesy of DuCard Vineyards. The exhibit will remain on display through December 29th.
Friday, December 13, 2013
Award-winning poet TJ Jarrett will discuss her recent book Ain’t No Grave, and ways of entering the historical poem as means to a greater understanding of history, as well as the pitfalls of inserting the self into the historical moment. Free and open to the public.
TJ Jarrett is a writer and software developer in Nashville, Tennessee. Her recent work has been published or is forthcoming in African American Review, Boston Review, Beloit Poetry Journal, Boxcar Poetry Review, Callaloo, DIAGRAM, Ninth Letter, Linebreak, Rattle, Southern Poetry Anthology, Third Coast, West Branch and others. Her debut collection Ain’t No Grave was published with New Issues Press in the fall of 2013. Her second collection Zion (winner of the Crab Orchard Open Competition 2013) will be published by Southern Illinois University Press in the fall of 2014.
Instructor: Jennifer Niesslein
Cost: $270 Members | $300 Non-Members
8 Wednesdays, January 22-March 12, 2014 | 12:30 PM-3:00 PM
Arrive with a strong draft, workshop and revise it, and leave with one publishable essay or memoir piece. Students should already have a firm grasp of the tenets of creative nonfiction. An intensive examination of each writer's work will encompass larger concerns such as structure and developments as well as more focused issues like sentence structure and word choice. Space is limited to eight students, who will be selected from the pool of applicants by the instructor. Applicants will submit a five-page excerpt of the essay they wish to work on during the class. Online application form here, application deadline December 15, 2013. After you have been accepted, you will have ten days to submit your payment.
Instructor: Emma Rathbone
Cost: $270 Members | $300 Non-Members
8 Tuesdays, January 21-March 11, 2014 | 6:30 PM-9:00 PM
It can be hard to figure out what makes a piece of fiction succeed. In this workshop we’ll review each other’s work with a view towards pinning it down. We’ll move beyond the nuts and bolts of creative writing, and focus on refining our stories on a deeper level as well as the process of revision. We’ll also read a selection of published short stories as a way into discussions. Space is limited to eight students, who will be selected from the pool of applicants by the instructor. Applicants will submit a five-page excerpt of the short story they wish to work on during the class. Online application form here, application deadline December 15, 2013. After you have been accepted, you will have ten days to submit your payment.
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This year end, please remember WriterHouse in your Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign contribution! Or, if you make a direct donation to WriterHouse, it can be credited to your CVC contribution. Volunteer hours? Those count too! Contact us to find out more.
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Instructor: Paul Reisler
Cost: $90 Members | $100 Non-Members
Saturday, January 25, 2014 | 9:00 AM-4:00 PM
Spend the morning working writing lyrics, from the spark of an idea, through the creation of images, lines, structure, and into a lyric. Be inspired to follow the twisted creative path instead of the predictable highway. Discuss the polishing process and keeping organized. In the afternoon, we’ll explore the musical part of songwriting focusing on melody and prosody so that your music deepens the experience of your song.
Thank You to our Sponsors for
Words and Wine 2013
The following businesses and individuals contributed prizes, food, or other in-kind or cash donations to help make the event a success:
3rd-12th graders showcase their work in the first-ever Writing Camp Literary Journal, now available at WriterHouse. In July of 2013, about fifty campers and their instructors wrote, had visits from book authors, went on field trips to observe and absorb, and even made ice cream. The closing day of each session featured a group reading. Now you can experience a little of the camp spirit in the writing the young campers submitted for their own literary journal. The front and back cover were also designed by students, as were illustrations inside.
Each camper receives a free copy as part of the camp fee. Additional copies may be purchased for $7.99 at WriterHouse or on the CreateSpace site: WriterHouse Camp Literary Journal.
(photo from the Cville Wrimos Flickr Album)
Sophia Volpi, Louise Ball, and Hampton Roads Writers recognized for inspiring a love of writing and writing education in Virginia
Richmond, VA – James River Writers is pleased to present the 2013 winners of the Emyl Jenkins Award to Hampton Roads Writers and the team of Sophia Volpi and Louise Ball.
The awards honor the memory of the late Emyl Jenkins, passionate writing advocate and much-missed JRW member, by acknowledging those in Virginia who best represent her love of connecting and encouraging all writers.
The winners will receive their awards at James River Writer's annual spring soirée, June on the James, on Thursday, June 6. Tickets to the event may be purchased through James River Writers.