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March 2017

Art Opening: Janet Pearlman

March 3 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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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…

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Writing the Seductive First Sentence

March 23 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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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…

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How to Write Books Readers Can’t Put Down

March 25 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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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…

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How to Get Your Book Published

March 26 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
CitySpace, 100 5th St NE
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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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…

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