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“WriterHouse is a treasure for the literary community in Charlottesville. I so enjoyed my creative nonfiction and memoir courses as well as the active writing community that WriterHouse has built. If you are seasoned or writer or a novice, WriterHouse can help you pursue your interest in writing with high quality teachers who are compassionate and students who are interested as you are in writing.”–Renata Louwers, WriterHouse student and member

“Two years ago, I attempted my first NaNoWriMo. With no previous writing experience, I pounded out a 60k word rough (very rough!) draft. A few months later I signed up for a class at WriterHouse. I learned so much, so quickly. Over the following months I took more classes and and refined my manuscript. A year later I submitted it to PitchWars, a highly competitive, international competition. Out of nearly 3000 applicants, 160 were chosen (including me!) to work one-on-one with a published author followed by a showcase with literary agents. I know the only reason I was able to go from a newbie writer to having interest from top literary agents in 18 months was because of the lessons I learned at WriterHouse. So thank you, WriterHouse! “–Emily Thiede, WriterHouse student and member

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In Memory of Catherine Clarke Coiner

On Wednesday, November 15, 2017, we dedicated our salon to the memory of Catherine Clarke Coiner, a writerhouse member and founder who died after a brief illness in July. Catherine  was an avid, quirky writer with a passion for the arts. She helped lay the groundwork...

Risky Research by BettyJoyce Nash

Risky Research  by BettyJoyce Nash Writers naturally attract “the fictional opportunity.” Three weeks ago, as I sail through security at CHO en route to my Montana vacation, this truth presents itself more directly than usual. I’m a Trusted Traveler, so OK, I swagger...


Community Write-In September 27, 2017 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Jefferson-Madison Regional Library, Central Branch McIntire Room Since August 12, 2017, our Charlottesville community has lived with uncertainty. Some people experienced that day as a wakeup call regarding the...