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September 2017

The Fundamentals of Screenwriting

September 18 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Monday, repeating until November 6, 2017

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Michael Cordell $189 Members | $210 Non-members Mondays, 9/18/17 - 11/6/17 | 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM Learn the fundamentals of screenwriting to increase the odds of getting your script read. This six-week class covers key elements of screenwriting, including story structure, character development, dialogue, and exposition. We'll talk about how Hollywood thinks (to the extent that anyone knows how Hollywood thinks), and the class will also be encouraged to submit a story outline or the first ten pages…

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Finding Your Story’s Sweet Spot

September 20 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until November 8, 2017

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: BettyJoyce Nash $189 Members | $210 Nonmembers Wednesdays, 9/20/17 - 11/8/17 | 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM What sets a great short story apart from its mediocre cousins? How do award-winning short story writers use dialogue, character, and action to build layered, lively scenes that plunge us into life's mysteries, compelling us to keep turning pages? We'll dissect a handful of short stories from the masters and write our own from scratch, workshopping them into polished drafts. Come prepared to read…

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Advanced Novel: Marathon Training Group

September 20 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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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…

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Literary Agents 101

September 30 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Nichole LeFebvre $60 Members | $65 Nonmembers Saturday, 9/30/17 | 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM You've written a novel. You've revised a novel. You've re-written and re-revised a novel. Now what? Landing an agent is daunting. In this one-day seminar we'll demystify the process: from research to contract. You'll learn how to find agents who represent your genre, and importantly, how to attract their attention. You'll get tips for condensing your brilliant book into a 3-4 line description. You'll…

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October 2017

Be Afraid. Be Very Afraid: Writing Stories to Scare Your Readers

October 28 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Warren Rochelle $60 Members | $65 Non-members Saturday, 10/28/17 | 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM We like being scared and, admit it, scaring our readers. So, how do we do just that? What do we need to consider to produce a tale that has to be read with the lights on and, preferably, not alone? What keeps us reading when we are afraid? Watching yet another horror movie? We will ponder these questions, consider fear and terror and write…

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November 2017

Magical Realism

November 11 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Phil Jason $60 Members | $65 Nonmembers Saturday, 11/11/17 | 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Magical Realism is more than just the presence of the supernatural in a story. It is the forgivable intrusion of dream into reality. And it’s also a lot of fun. It affords us the opportunity to shake loose a little, to indulge the parts of us that sometimes wish the world was a little different than it is. Or maybe a lot different. Even…

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