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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 »
How to Build and Grow a Readership to Support Your Long-Term Career Instructor: Jane Friedman Five-Session Bundled Pricing*: $375 Members | $400 Non-members Individual Sessions: $75 Members | $100 Non-members 5 Tuesdays 8/1/17 - 8/29/17 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Sessions will be held in the conference room at Indoor Biotechnologies (across from WriterHouse) *Discounted pricing available if registration is received before 7/10/17. Join Jane Friedman for a five-week intensive on marketing for authors where she will cover everything from…Find out more »
Instructor: Lisa Ellison Cost: FREE for WriterHouse Members Wednesday 8/2/17 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM This seminar is intended for budding memoirists who are interested in shaping their life experiences into a dynamic story around a specific theme. In this two-hour seminar, we will discuss the basic tools you’ll need to write engaging and vivid stories about your life. We’ll read short examples of writers who use these tools effectively, then we’ll write our own using in-class exercises. Please bring…Find out more »
Instructor:Annie Kim Cost: $60 Members | $65 Non-members Saturday, 8/5/17 | 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Brevity is the soul of wit. But what of poetry? Working from the premise that even big poems are made up of well-tooled little parts, we'll dig into examples of both big and little poems to unpack the art of poetic brevity. We'll explore ideas for revising work with an eye toward speed and grace. While writers of all levels are welcome, this class…Find out more »
Instructor:Kristie Smeltzer Cost: $60 Members | $65 Non-members Saturday, 8/5/17 | 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM This seminar is intended for budding novelists, those who plan to start writing a novel or are in the process of writing a novel first draft. We’ll briefly discuss some basic aspects of writing and terms you should be aware of, which will help you know what to learn more about, if you haven’t already, before you get too deep into your book. We’ll also…Find out more »
Instructor:Kristie Smeltzer Cost: $60 Members | $65 Non-members Sunday 8/6/17 | 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM Congratulations! You have written a full draft of your novel or are nearing completion. While one phase of work is done, another has just begun. This seminar will cover approaches to help you step back and get a clear sense of your novel as a whole. We’ll discuss several tools you can use when refining the structure of your narrative, and exercises to help you…Find out more »
Instructor: Jane Friedman Individual Sessions: $75 Members | $100 Non-members Tuesday, 8/8/17 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM *Purchase all five sessions for a discounted bundle price. Whether your website is one day old or ten years old, you want to make sure the resources you’ve put into your site will pay off with more readers, more sales, and more opportunities for your career. Learn about best practices for design and content, the most important areas to focus on (what do visitors…Find out more »
Instructor: Jane Friedman Individual Sessions: $75 Members | $100 Non-members Tuesday, 8/15/17 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Session will be held in the conference room at Indoor Biotechnologies (across from WriterHouse) *Purchase all five sessions for a discounted bundle price. E-mail marketing is the No. 1 overlooked means of reader engagement when authors evaluate their overall platform. Being able to directly reach your readers, or most avid fans, is a powerful capability that every author should have. Thankfully, it’s easy to…Find out more »
by Instructor Phil Jason Flash Fiction is probably not new (certainly it was hard to write a novel when you were living in a cave, running from predators, and had a vocabulary of only two hundred words), but the advent of Internet publishing has brought more attention...
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...