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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 »
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 »
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...
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...