One event on October 4, 2017 at 6:30pm
One event on October 18, 2017 at 6:30pm
One event on November 1, 2017 at 6:30pm
One event on November 15, 2017 at 6:30pm
One event on November 29, 2017 at 6:30pm
One event on December 13, 2017 at 6:30pm
One event on January 17, 2018 at 6:30pm
One event on January 31, 2018 at 6:30pm
One event on February 7, 2018 at 6:30pm
One event on February 21, 2018 at 6:30pm
One event on March 7, 2018 at 6:30pm
One event on March 21, 2018 at 6:30pm
One event on April 4, 2018 at 6:30pm
Instructor: Kristie Smeltzer
$825* Members | $899* Nonmembers
Wednesdays, 9/20/17 – 4/4/17** | 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
*Payment plans are available for students accepted into this program
**Specific class dates: 09.20.17, 10.04.17, 10.18.17, 11.01.17, 11.15.17, 11.29.17, 12.13.17, 01.17.18, 01.31.18, 02.07.18, 02.21.18, 03.07.18, 03.21.18, 04.04.18.
Like any long-distance project, working towards a novel requires training in the form of consistent writing, planning, and revision. Join this group to receive and give feedback on novels in progress. The class will support short- and long-term goals toward substantial headway on a complete novel draft.
During this class, participants will engage in class discussion about key fiction craft topics and have the opportunity to workshop portions of their developing novel. Classmates will provide accountability to sustain writing momentum and help classmates through the planning process. This will be an advanced class with a limit of nine students. Participants must apply for admission.
Included in Class
• 14 class sessions at 2.5 hours
• 2 one-hour one-on-one sessions
• 3 one-hour writing coaching session pack – $135
• 6 one-hour writing coaching session pack – $240
• Half-manuscript (up to 60,000 words) review with editorial letter – $325
Kristie Smeltzer’s work has appeared in The Doctor T.J. Eckleburg Review, Apeiron Review, Eclectica Magazine, The Florida Review, and So to Speak. Kristie is currently working on three novels. She earned her MFA at the University of Central Florida.
“Kristie was great. Encouraging, instructive and straightforward.”
“Thorough critiques, very helpful suggestions.”
“Kristie is exceedingly knowledgeable, intelligent and focused. She would often go directly to the heart of a question or issue and summarize her insight precisely. Extremely impressive.”
“Kristie is great at facilitating workshops and explaining craft.”
“Very open, very smart, very sensitive to individual opinions, never harsh with critiques.”
“She’s very funny. She is good at zeroing in on things the rest of us know nothing about.”
“Kristie is always great—fun, informative, supportive, and instructive.”
To apply by mail: send your check and application materials to WriterHouse, P.O. Box 222, Charlottesville, VA 22902.
Payment plans will be made available to students accepted into this program. Decisions will be made by 9/15/17.
Once your payment has been made, you will given submission instructions.