The Downfalls of Writing about Love

The Downfalls of Writing about Love

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...
Ragin’ Cajun Redneck Gators

Ragin’ Cajun Redneck Gators

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...
WriterHouse Birthday Celebration

WriterHouse Birthday Celebration

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...
The Mushroom Hunter by Doug Lawson

The Mushroom Hunter by Doug Lawson

“The Mushroom Hunter” was originally published in Glimmer Train Stories, Issue #89 (Dec 2013) It was the winner of the Glimmer Train Stories 2012 Fiction Open competition I remember I grabbed the table first. Then I stood up and hung onto the swaying wall....
The Bees Laugh by Phil Jason

The Bees Laugh by Phil Jason

This is an excerpt from the short story The Bees Laugh, originally published in Prairie Schooner. The bees are transcending. They are leaving their bodies behind in green grassy fields behind my house. Everyone thinks they’ve died, but in actuality, they’re part of...
Words and Wine

Words and Wine

Friday, October 21, 2016 @ 6:30 p.m. 700 Harris Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902 (across from WriterHouse) Tickets: $50 It’s time for Words and Wine, the signature annual fundraiser for WriterHouse, an organization whose mission is to promote the creation and...
Instructor Spotlight with John Most

Instructor Spotlight with John Most

John Most is an accomplished poet with a Ph.D in Media Philosophy. His work has appeared in Jacket, Lungfull!, The Continental Review, Coconut, and Big Bridge. He is the author of Persephone, Atelier, and Field. This fall John will teach the Advanced Poetry Workshop....
Annual Fiction Contest Winners Announced!

Annual Fiction Contest Winners Announced!

C-Ville Weekly and WriterHouse Annual Fiction Contest Winners Announced! Winner Home by Gail South Eric curbed the old Chevy next to the sidewalk. He glanced around to make sure no one was close, then tugged off his T-shirt—gritty with sweat and muck from digging in...
A-TERM Courses

A-TERM Courses

“A” Term August 2016 Classes UVA has its “J” term, the intensive January mini-semester in which students can make up class credits and add to their graduation requirements. This summer, WriterHouse is hosting an “A” term, a mini-semester in the first week of August...