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Instructor: Laurie Stone Cost: $45 Members | $50 Non-members Thursday, March 23, 2017 | 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM “A story has no beginning or end; arbitrarily one chooses that moment of experience from which to look back or from which to look ahead.” —Graham Greene, The End of the Affair (1951) Where does a story start, and how does the first sentence suck the reader into the narrator’s world? What does it take to write sentences that function as mini-stories? We…Find out more »
Instructor: Ann Garvin Cost: $60 Members | $65 Non-members Saturday, March 25, 2017 | 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM All stories, whether you are amusing your friends at a picnic or entertaining family at a reunion, are made up of a beginning, middle, and end. How to know where to start, what your middle should look like, and when to finish is the stuff of best sellers and great stories. Once you understand structure, cohesion, and the most compelling way to tell…Find out more »
Instructor: Jane Friedman Cost: $60 Members | $65 Non-members Sunday, March 26, 2017 | 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM ***This Session will be held at CitySpace 100 5th St NE, Charlottesville, VA 22902 Learn all the basics of how to get your book published, including how to research publishers and agents, write query letters, and pitch your work. You'll understand what expectations you should have when it comes to the publication process—as well as marketing and promotion of your work—and…Find out more »
Join us as we celebrate the seventh and eighth grade girls from the Village School as they read from pieces crafted during the 2017 Big Read/WriterHouse mentorship program.Find out more »
In her current life, Lisa Jakub is a writer, speaker, writing teacher, traveler, devoted yogi and wife. She also makes a really good spinach gnocchi. In a former life, she was a child actor who starred in blockbusters like Mrs. Doubtfire and Independence Day. Lisa...
Creative Writing Camp for Kids Session I: Monday-Friday, July 10-July 14, 2017 | 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Session II: Monday-Friday, July 17 – July 21, 2017 | 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Session III: Monday-Friday, July 24 – July 28, 2017 | 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. SESSION ONE...
Tony Vanderwarker was raised in New England, went to Phillips Andover and Yale, served in the Peace Corps and graduated from NYU with a B.S. in Cinema. Worked in the film business in New York and made a full-length feature film. Then he went into advertising in...