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June 2016

Solitude and Poetry

June 18, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Nathaniel Perry Cost: $60.00 Members | $65.00 Non-Members 1 Saturdays, June 18, 2016 | 10:00 AM-2:00 PM Limited to 11 students. In this seminar, we will contemplate the ways we are alone with and in poems. What do we mean when we want 'space' or 'time' to write? To make good art, should we be in touch more with ourselves or with others? How can our poems replicate those places of rich solitude? To parse out some of these…

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July 2016

Daytime Poetry Workshop

July 5, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Douglas Nordfors Cost: $150.00 Members | $165.00 Non-Members 6 Tuesdays, May 31 -July 05, 2016 | 1:00 PM-3:30 PM Limited to 11 students. This class will be a “user-friendly” workshop for beginning or experienced poets. Through the examples of their own work, participants will discuss two classic approaches: poems in which style, content, and form (free verse or otherwise) "click into place," and poems that work upon the reader in a more mysterious way. The class will be free…

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Advanced Poetry Workshop

July 19, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: John Most Cost: $150.00 Members | $165.00 Non-Members 6 Tuesdays, May 31 -July 05, 2016 | 6:30 PM-9:00 PM Limited to 11 students. Each week we will bring in poems to discuss. In our discussions, we will focus on construction and revision practices in relation to the broader vision and poetic approaches of the individual poets in the group. There will be optional writing suggestions each week. Each poet will receive written and verbal feedback from the instructor. Previous…

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August 2016

Sea Lanes Out: Traveling the Path of Poetry

August 5, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
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WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Sea Lanes Out: Traveling the Path of Poetry Instructor: Jasmine Bailey Cost: $139 Members | $147 Non-members August 01 -August 05, 2016 | 10:00 AM-12:30 PM In this week-long intensive session designed to deepen and broaden the skills of practicing writers, we will read and discuss poetry by masters well-known and new to you, play with writing prompts, engage in the world outside of the studio, and read and workshop one another’s poems. Major themes we will discuss are political…

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October 2016

Finding Your Voice

October 23, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Where I am From: Finding Your Voice Through Poetry Instructor: Ebony Walden Cost: $60 Members | $65 Non-members Sunday, October 23, 2016 | 1:00 PM-5:00 PM Are you ready to give voice to your unique experience with creativity, confidence and dynamism? Poetry can help you craft your life experiences into something beautiful, so that you can share it with the world. This interactive workshop will give you a new appreciation for the power of poetry and practical ways this form…

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November 2016

Advanced Poetry – Class is Full!

November 8, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: John Most Cost: $189 Members | $210 Non-member Each week we will bring in poems to discuss. In our discussions, we will focus on construction and revision practices in relation to the broader vision and poetic approaches of the individual poets in the group. There will be optional writing suggestions each week. Each poet will receive written and verbal feedback from the instructor. Previous workshop experience is a requirement. John Most earned his PhD in media philosophy from the…

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Finding the Extraordinary in the Ordinary-CLASS IS FULL

November 9, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Sharron Singleton Cost: $189 Members | $210 Non-members 8 Wednesdays, September 21 -November 09, 2016 | 1:00 PM-3:30 PM The poet, Gregory Orr, says, "Poetry...is a huge repository of focused testimony about what it is to be human – to endure emotions and experience ... to think and feel and sense and remember and imagine, all under the pressure of an urgency that compresses language to its barest, sensuous essence." This workshop will help you transform your ordinary thoughts,…

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December 2016

Poets Support Society

December 13, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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We are a group of poets gathering in support of each other and our creative work for community, camaraderie, and feedback on creative work. Please check the calendar for specific meeting dates. Send questions to Erika Castillo acdeere gmail com

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January 2017

Letters as Poems

January 14 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Roselyn Elliott Cost: $60 Members | $65 Non-members Saturday, January 14, 2017 | 1:00 PM-5:00 PM Write a letter to your favorite character in history—or to anyone you choose—in the form of a poem. This form of poetry was written by ancient poets and continues to be popular among lovers and students of verse today. This three-and-a-half hour seminar and will offer students an opportunity to read, discuss, and write poems in which the speaker addresses a specific person in…

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February 2017

Advanced Poetry – Class is Full

February 28 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on February 21, 2017 at 6:30pm

One event on February 28, 2017 at 6:30pm

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: John Most Cost: $189 Members | $210 Non-members 8 Tuesdays, January 10 - February 28, 2017 | 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM Each week we will bring in poems to discuss. In our discussions, we will focus on construction and revision practices in relation to the broader vision and poetic approaches of the individual poets in the group. There will be optional writing suggestions each week. Each poet will receive written and verbal feedback from the instructor. Previous workshop…

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March 2017

Finding the Extraordinary in the Ordinary – Class is Full

March 1 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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One event on January 18, 2017 at 1:00pm

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One event on February 1, 2017 at 1:00pm

One event on February 8, 2017 at 1:00pm

One event on February 15, 2017 at 1:00pm

One event on February 22, 2017 at 1:00pm

One event on March 1, 2017 at 1:00pm

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Sharron Singleton Cost: $189 Members | $210 Non-members 8 Wednesdays, January 11 - March 1, 2017 | 1:00 PM-3:30 PM The poet, Gregory Orr, says, “Poetry…is a huge repository of focused testimony about what it is to be human – to endure emotions and experience … to think and feel and sense and remember and imagine, all under the pressure of an urgency that compresses language to its barest, sensuous essence.” This workshop will help you transform your ordinary thoughts, feelings and memories into…

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Advanced Poetry

March 21 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: John Most Cost: $189 Members | $210 Non-members 8 Tuesdays, March 21, 2017  - May 9, 2017 | 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM Each week we will bring in poems to discuss. In our discussions, we will focus on construction and revision practices in relation to the broader vision and poetic approaches of the individual poets in the group. There will be optional writing suggestions each week. Each poet will receive written and verbal feedback from the instructor. Previous workshop…

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Daytime Poetry: Making Magic

March 22 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Judy Longley Cost: $189 Members | $210 Non-members 8 Wednesdays, March 22, 2017  – May 10, 2017 | 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM Making poetry is the process of lifting everyday life into magical realms through symbol, figure and metaphor. This 8 week course will involve using the inspiration of other poet’s examples and the elements of craft to produce new visions of the world and perhaps your own life. Let the magic begin! Judy Longley of Charlottesville, Virginia, has published four…

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April 2017

Poetry of Resistance

April 2 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Annie Kim Cost: $60 Members | $65 Non-members Sunday, April 2, 2017 | 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM A poem can be an act of defiance. Poetry lets us mourn, rage, rally, love where we don’t want to, see what we’d rather miss. Poetry tells the truth in its own way. As W. H. Auden wrote: “Poetry is not concerned with telling people what to do, but with extending our knowledge of good and evil. . .” But if…

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