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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 »
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 »
Instructor: Annie Kim Cost: $60 Members | $65 Non-members Sunday, April 2, 2017 | 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM A poem can be an act of defiance. Poetry lets us mourn, rage, rally, love where we don’t want to, see what we’d rather miss. Poetry tells the truth in its own way. As W. H. Auden wrote: “Poetry is not concerned with telling people what to do, but with extending our knowledge of good and evil. . .” But if…Find out more »
Instructor: Warren Rochelle Cost: $60 Members | $65 Non-members Saturday, April 8, 2017 | 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Creatures out of our nightmares, denizens of the shadows, yes, and inhabitants of fantasy and science fiction, and the human variety, are often found in literary fiction. Symbols? Metaphor? Evil made flesh. In this seminar we will discuss and examine monsters and their appearances in various stories and then select one of our own and begin a tale with this creature…Find out more »
Instructor: Jay Kauffmann and Russel Grieger Cost: $60 Members | $65 Non-members Saturday, April 15, 2017 | 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM “When the soul is on the page, literature has been created.” – Frank Conroy Creative writing is a supreme human activity that requires a writer to understand one’s self and one’s subject at the deepest level – from the inside-out. Looked at through the lens of human psychology, these twin stand-alone seminars focus on two of the deep…Find out more »
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 »
For the past nine years, your generous support has kept the lights on and the pens moving here at WriterHouse. Join us on May 16th, 2017 at 7:00 PM as we celebrate our past successes while also looking toward the future of our beloved writing community. Our birthday...
Voice helps to carry words farther and deeper than the eye –Seamus Heaney A successful writer is not always an effective speaker. Often an assumption is made that all words are from the same planet. Words written are from a different species than words spoken. More...
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...