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April 2017

Writing for Social Justice

April 27 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Thursday, repeating until May 11, 2017

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Gail South Cost: $189 Members | $210 Non-members 8 Thursdays 3/23/17 - 5/11/17  | 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM Elie Wiesel said, “We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.” In this class we will explore how to write stories about issues that matter to us—humanitarian, environmental, political, etc.— in ways that move readers and compel them to examine their own prejudices. We will look at brief excerpts from…

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Becoming Fearless

April 29 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructors: Jay Kauffmann and Russel Grieger Cost: $60 Members | $65 Non-members Saturday, 4/29/17 | 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM “The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.” – Joseph Campbell Fear can and will quell artistic passion and inhabit creative expression. This seminar will illuminate the root source of all such interfering fears, help participants expose the foundations of their own fears, and teach how to eradicate them so as to be able to freely express their…

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May 2017

Writing 101: The Elements of Good Storytelling

May 23 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until June 27, 2017

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Lisa Ellison Cost: $142 Members | $158 Non-members 6 Tuesdays, 5/23/17 - 6/27/17 | 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM Whether you’re interested in writing true stories or fiction, the elements of great storytelling are the same. Writers need to know how to develop interesting characters, establish a story’s central conflict, write engaging scenes, and use vivid sensory details. They also need to know how to give and receive supportive editorial feedback. During this six-week class, we’ll examine the elements…

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June 2017

Keep the Pages Turning: A Mini Retreat

June 10 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Facilitator’s Home, near Albemarle High School
Charlottesville , VA United States
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Instructor: Debby Prum Cost: $60 Members | $65 Non-members Saturday, 6/10/17  | 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM This mini retreat is for writers of all levels. Come to discuss elements of point of view, learn how to create sympathetic characters, find ways to break out of old writing habits, and consider new ways to approach universal writing challenges. Think of this as agility training for your writer's mind. Attendees will listen to brief (painless) talks, participate in a few (fun) improv exercises,…

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Writing Love

June 17 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Amanda Korman Cost: $60 Members | $65 Non-members Saturday, 06/17/17 | 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM This seminar is for prose writers who are looking to make vivid the feelings—all the feelings, joyful and otherwise—of love. We’ll discuss fiction and nonfiction that explore loves of many kinds—familial, platonic, romantic, marital, extramarital, erotic—and we’ll work on ways to sharpen the portrayals of love in our own work. Amanda Korman is a writer whose short fiction has appeared in the Virginia Quarterly Review.…

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Embodying the Muse

June 24 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructors: Polly Lazaron and Lisa Ellison Cost: $60 Members | $65 Non-members Saturday, 6/24/17 | 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Inspiration exists in many places and is unique to the individual. Over the millennia, many cultures have used drumming, dancing, yoga, and similar practices to invoke the muse—the force of intuition, inspiration, and creativity in all its forms—as it expresses itself within the body. These physical practices can lead to creative insights, inspiration, and a heightened awareness of our inner…

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