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Originally from Richmond, Erin is a third year printmaking student at the University of Virginia. Having spent my meager twenty-one years in Virginia, I was and continue to be in awe of this state’s natural beauty. Its lakes, rivers, mountains, and forests have offered me solace as well as inspiration throughout my life, granting me both fresh air and unforgettable experiences. Nature has always been an intrinsic factor in my art practice. It is in many ways what taught to…Find out more »
Instructor: Hannah Barnaby Cost: $60 Members | $65 Non-members Saturday, February 4, 2017 | 1:00 PM-5:00 PM Okay, so you made it through NaNoWriMo and now you've got . . . something that sort of resembles a novel. Congratulations! And now what? REVISION. It's a word that often inspires fear, but it shouldn't. The art of revision is taking the raw material of a draft and shaping it into something more polished after looking at your story critically and objectively…Find out more »
Instructor: Ariel Stess Cost: $60 Members | $65 Non-members Saturday, February 11, 2017 | 1:00 PM-5:00 PM Playwriting through Memory, Invention, and Constraints is a playwriting workshop with an emphasis on using memory to inspire dramatic premises, emotional journeys, character development, on-stage imagery, and setting. We will also utilize exercises for conjouring new worlds and moments, and inventing and developing new characters, premises, and storylines. Lastly, we will use constraint-based writing exercises to generate ideas for dynamic scenes, conflicts, and…Find out more »
fiction + poetry + memoir. free + open to the public. Join us at The Bridge PAI, 209 Monticello Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22902, for a reading featuring Annie Kim, Sharon Harrigan, and Henry Hoke. Henry Hoke was a child in the South and an adult in New York and California. He authored The Book of Endless Sleepovers (Civil Coping Mechanisms, 2016) and Genevieves (winner of the Subito Press prose contest, forthcoming 2017). Some of his stories appear in The Collagist, PANK, Gigantic and Carve. He co-created and…Find out more »
Please join us for wine, cheese, and fabulous conversation as we celebrate the work of Janet Pearlman. Free & open to the public. Janet began her painting auspiciously: in 1977 in serendipitous meetings, she was encouraged to paint by New York Times Art Critic, Harry Holtzman. From 1985- 2002 she studied with Lena Marchi, Abstract Expressionist painter in MA; with Carla Mattioli, exploring the artistic approach of Rudolph Steiner using watercolor on wet, along with classes with others and much…Find out more »
Please join us as we celebrate the hard work of our students who participated in winter term classes. All are welcome.Find out more »
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 »
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...