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January 2017

Memoir in a Year Part II: Revising the Draft of Your Book

January 12, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Sharon Harrigan Tuition: $1,449.00 (application required) 24 Thursdays, January 12, 2017 – December 14, 2017 | 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Application Deadline: 12/2/16 Description  Have you written a first-draft of a memoir and find you are ready to take it to the next stage? Are you ready to polish your scenes and make them shine while enjoying the structure and motivation provided from committed peers in a guided class setting? Memoir in a Year Part II: Revise Your Book-Length…

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March 2017

Advanced Novel

March 20, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Kristie Smeltzer Cost: $189 Members | $210 Non-members 5 Mondays, March 20, 2017  – May 15, 2017 | 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM *This class meets every other week. Please see the calendar for specific dates. This workshop class, crafted particularly with novelists' needs in mind, will enable writers to share larger novel portions for workshop (several chapters at a time) and ultimately get feedback for more their book-length work in one class. The class will meet every other week for five 3-hour class sessions, and…

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December 2018

Memoir in a Year Part I: Writing the First Draft of Your Book-Length Memoir

December 13, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
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WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Lisa Ellison $1349* Members | $1349* Nonmembers Select Thursdays, 1/18/18 - 12/13/18** | 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM *Payment plans of $323 per quarter will be available to students accepted into this program. **For a complete list of class dates, please see the Memoir in a Year Syllabus Have a powerful life story you absolutely must tell? Looking for support as you harness the power of that narrative? During Memoir in a Year Part I: Writing the First Draft…

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January 2019

Orientation for Memoir in a Year Part II

January 17 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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This orientation will provide a review of pivotal lessons from Memoir in a Year One and answer any questions about what to expect as a member of this cohort.

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May 2019

Putting the Pen to the Page: Drafting Your Novel in One Year (This Class is Full!)

May 7 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Kristen-Paige Madonia $1,399* Members | $1,399* Nonmembers Select Tuesdays, 9/11/18 - 5/21/19** | 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM *Payment plans of $335 per quarter will be available to students accepted into this program. Overview: Putting the Pen to the Page is an opportunity for writers to study the craft of creative writing, share and workshop portions of their novel manuscript, provide and receive constructive criticism, and work with a published author at an MFA-level of instruction as they write…

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June 2019

Structuring Your Book (Only 3 spots left!)

June 15 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Kristie Smeltzer $60 Members | $65 Nonmembers Saturday, 6/15/19 | 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm Have a great idea for a book but no idea where to start? Do you have a first draft and now you're ready to shape it? Or has your book stalled because you don't know where to go next? Participate in this seminar to learn about a variety of story structures and planning techniques that can help with your book. Writing a book-length work…

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Get Work Done: Evaluating and Planning Structure for Your Book

June 29 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Kristie Smeltzer $60 Members | $65 Nonmembers Saturday, 6/29/19 | 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm Are you ready to plan or revise your book? Stuck in the writing process because your book's path is unclear? Join this seminar to roll up your sleeves and do some evaluation or planning for your book. Participants will apply several techniques to identifying or evaluating the structure of their work in progress. You'll gain experience in the techniques and leave with a more…

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July 2019

Memoir in a Year Part II: Drafting and Revising Your Book-Length Memoir (This class is full!)

July 11 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
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WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Lisa Ellison$1399* Members | $1399* NonmembersSelect Thursdays 1/24/19 – 12/5/19 | 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM*Payment plans of $335 per quarter will be available to students accepted into this program.**For a complete list of class dates, please see the Memoir in a Year Part II Syllabus. Have a powerful life story you absolutely must tell? Looking for support as you harness the power of that narrative? Memoir in a Year Part II: Drafting and Revising Your Book-Length Memoir is…

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Writing, Revising, Pitching: Getting Your Novel Out of the Drawer and Off to Market (This class is full!)

July 15 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Randall Klein $1299* Members | $1299* Nonmembers Select Mondays 1/14/19 – 9/23/19 | 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM *Payment plans of $412 per quarter (3 quarters) will be available to students accepted into this program.   Overview: For most novelists, the ultimate goal is to get published. Before that, however, comes much revision, along with some frustration and confusion at a seemingly impenetrable system of submission, waiting, and hoping. Writing, Revising, Pitching is a class for people who have…

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