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Instructor: Amanda Korman Cost: $60 Members | $65 Non-members Saturday 4/22/17 | 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM What can a writer accomplish in 500 words? In this single morning seminar, we will explore the power of short prose by closely reading and discussing examples and writing and sharing our own.This seminar will also be an opportunity to survey a cross-section of craft techniques for creating excellent prose of any length. So while this session will certainly be of interest to…Find out more »
Please join us for wine and light refreshments as we celebrate the poetry of Ann Fisher-Wirth. This event will include a reading moderated by Kristin Swenson, author of God of Earth, followed by a book signing. About Ann Fisher-Wirth is the author of several poetry collections, including Mississippi (Wings Press), which is forthcoming in 2017; Dream Cabinet(Wings Press, 2012); Carta Marina (Wings Press, 2009); and Blue Window (Archer Books, 2003). Known for her interest in environmental literature, she is also…Find out more »
Instructors: Jay Kauffmann and Russel Grieger Cost: $60 Members | $65 Non-members Saturday, 4/29/17 | 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM “The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.” – Joseph Campbell Fear can and will quell artistic passion and inhabit creative expression. This seminar will illuminate the root source of all such interfering fears, help participants expose the foundations of their own fears, and teach how to eradicate them so as to be able to freely express their…Find out more »
Please join us for wine, cheese, and fabulous conversation as we celebrate the artwork of Elyssa Zimmerman. About Elyssa: "To be a passionate and curious person oftentimes means that prioritizing becomes a difficult challenge. I am capable of order and rational thoughts, but it takes a great deal of time to channel this side of me. Where impulsivity in my personal life tends to be detrimental, I have found that this same impulsivity is beneficial, even cherished by others, when…Find out more »
Join us for readings, refreshments, and reverie as we celebrate WriterHouse's 9th birthday. Readers will include spring-term students and poet Sharron Singleton. Friends and family are welcome.Find out more »
Instructor: Adam Roux Cost: $60 Members | $65 Non-members Sunday, 6/04/17 | 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM Why do natural and man-made disasters fascinate us so much? Contemporary fiction is filled with riveting stories of how humans have survived or been annihilated by catastrophes such as climate change, earthquakes, and nuclear war. In this seminar, we'll examine how writers address the high-octane anxieties of our time then find our own approaches to these concerns through the craft of short fiction.…Find out more »
Instructor: Debby Prum Cost: $60 Members | $65 Non-members Saturday, 6/10/17 | 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM This mini retreat is for writers of all levels. Come to discuss elements of point of view, learn how to create sympathetic characters, find ways to break out of old writing habits, and consider new ways to approach universal writing challenges. Think of this as agility training for your writer's mind. Attendees will listen to brief (painless) talks, participate in a few (fun) improv exercises,…Find out more »
Instructor: Patti McCracken Cost: $60 Members | $65 Non-members Saturday, 6/10/17 | 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM LEARN THE TRUTH ABOUT WHAT INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISTS DO Investigative journalists are the reason why the “Fourth Estate” is considered crucial to a democratic society. These “watchdogs” hold the powerful accountable. Investigative reporters spend weeks, months and sometimes years investigating corporate and political wrongdoing as well as social issues that demand attention. Many risk their lives in the process. In this seminar, participants will learn…Find out more »
Instructor: Amanda Korman Cost: $60 Members | $65 Non-members Saturday, 06/17/17 | 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM This seminar is for prose writers who are looking to make vivid the feelings—all the feelings, joyful and otherwise—of love. We’ll discuss fiction and nonfiction that explore loves of many kinds—familial, platonic, romantic, marital, extramarital, erotic—and we’ll work on ways to sharpen the portrayals of love in our own work. Amanda Korman is a writer whose short fiction has appeared in the Virginia Quarterly Review.…Find out more »
Instructor: Neil Perry Cost: $60 Members | $65 Non-members Saturday, 6/17/17 | 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM How do we use the natural world when we write poems? How does it use us? Is it possible to write a poem that is not 'nature writing' (I say no....)? This seminar will explore the ways poets can use and have used the natural world as a guide, a prompt, an antagonist and an inspiration in poems. We will take long looks at poems that…Find out more »
WriterHouse and C-VILLE Weekly invite you to submit a piece of flash fiction to Charlottesville’s annual writing contest. The final judge will be author Bret Anthony Johnston, author of the best-selling novel Remember Me Like This and winner of the 2017 The Sunday...
The Downfalls of Writing About Love by Instructor Amanda Korman You’re probably already familiar with the downfalls of writing about love. Someone might read it. And then that person will think the narrator is you. And then that person will think you do/say/crave what...
by Debby Prum, Instructor Recently, I watched a terrible movie on the SyFy network: Ragin’ Cajun Redneck Gators. (Don’t judge me. I was having a low day.) A Cajun man dumps toxic moonshine into the local bayou, thereby creating mutant alligators that crave human...