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January 2018

Social Media Lab for Writers: Crafting a Strategy and a Presence That Fits You and Your Writing Career

January 16, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:15 pm
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Conference Room @ Indoor Biotechnologies, 700 Harris Street
Charlottesville, VA,
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Instructor: Jane Friedman $325 Members | $400 Nonmembers Tuesdays, 1/1/6/18 - 3/6/18* |  6:00 PM - 8:15 PM** *No class on Tuesday 2/13/18 **This class will meet at Indoor Biotechnologies, 700 Harris Street (across from WriterHouse) Many authors have a love-hate relationship with social media, especially when it's seen as a distraction from the writing work, with nothing but the noise of what people had for lunch (or worse). But authors who use it successfully have figured out the secret:…

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Fiction/Nonfiction Generative Workshop

January 17, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
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WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Sharon Harrigan $189 Members | $210 Nonmembers Tuesdays, 1/17/18 - 3/7/18  | 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM No time for homework? No problem. We’ll do all the writing and critique work in class, so you don’t have to do it at home. Each session will begin with a short meditation to clear our heads. Then the instructor will lead participants through a series of prompts that build on each other and move toward the goal of completing a cohesive story,…

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New Year, New Query

January 20, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Nichole LeFebvre $60 Members | $65 Nonmembers Saturday, 1/20/18 | 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM Make 2018 the year you land a literary agent. In this seminar, 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 write an intriguing bio. Never published before? Don't despair. There is something about you that will stand out to an agent. Bring a 1-page…

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February 2018

The Gifts of Grief: A Retreat on Writing Through Your Loss

February 10, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Facilitator’s Home, near Albemarle High School
Charlottesville , VA United States
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Instructor: Lisa Ellison and Deborah Prum $80 Members | $87 Nonmembers Saturday, 2/10/18 | 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM *This retreat will take place at the instructor's home. There are places in the heart that do not yet exist; suffering has to enter in for them to come to be. –Leon Bloy Grief and loss are universal human experiences frequently associated with suffering and darkness. But there are gifts hidden in these difficult times that transcend the painful narratives we…

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Publishing Options: Pros and Cons

February 17, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Bob Friedman $60 Members | $65 Nonmembers Saturday, 2/17/18 | 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM Traditional publishing is always preferable to self-publishing, but a small percentage of manuscripts ever get to that point. So with the easier and cheaper access to book publishing technology, many more authors turn to self-publishing. What are the advantages and disadvantages of self-publishing? Are there self-publishing avenues that are far better than others? Are there rip-off companies that are basically in the business of printing?…

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