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June 2020

Short Story Intensive (Online class)

June 1 @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Monday and Wednesday, repeating until June 24, 2020

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: BettyJoyce Nash $94.50 Members | $105 Nonmembers Mondays and Wednesdays, 6/1/20 – 6/24/20 | 6:30 pm – 7:45 pm Four-week class Join me twice-weekly for a virtual fiction workshop where we’ll breathe new life into old stories and/or refine newly finished pieces. This class will suit experienced writers with workshop experience. Students will submit one story each week, to be discussed either Monday or Wednesday. We’ll dive into minutiae: language, sentence structure, and descriptions, as well as “story," and we'll…

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Summer Novel Starter (Online class)

June 1 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Monday, repeating until August 31, 2020

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Randall Klein $330 Members | $365 Nonmembers Mondays, 6/1/20 – 8/31/20 | 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm Thirteen-week class It's summer! You can accomplish a lot or you can accomplish just a little. BUT..if it is on your bucket list to start a first draft of a novel guided by a seasoned veteran of the writing world, why would you say no?  This class is designed to help writers start a novel in any genre in a condensed and…

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The Personal Essay (Online class, This class is full!)

June 2 @ 9:00 am - 10:15 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Tuesday and Friday, repeating until July 24, 2020

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Jay Varner $189 Members | $210 Nonmembers Tuesdays and Fridays, 6/2/20 – 7/24/20 | 9:00 am – 10:15 am Eight-week class Joan Didion once said, “I don’t know what I think until I write it down.” The Personal Essay explores an inventive and elastic form that helps you understand and connect experiences and beliefs. We will closely read and study some of the masters of the personal essay through close reading and mini-exercises designed to spark new material or…

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Cooking Your Novel (Online class)

June 13 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on June 27, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on July 11, 2020 at 10:00 am

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Bruce Holsinger $94.50 Members | $105 Nonmembers Saturdays, 6/13/20, 6/20/20, 6/27/20, and 7/11/20 | 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Four-week class This series of four two-hour workshops, intended for writers who have made significant progress on a first novel, will help you begin shaping (or reshaping) your book into a manuscript responsive to the conventions and expectations of the contemporary fiction market. What makes for a compelling premise, concept, or “hook” that will attract the attention of agents and editors? How do novelists move…

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Kitchen Sink Fiction (Online class)

June 16 @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Tuesday and Thursday, repeating until August 6, 2020

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Kristie Smeltzer $189 Members | $210 Nonmembers Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6/16/20 – 8/6/20 | 6:30 pm – 7:45 pm Eight-week class Ever wanted a class that gives you a smidge of this, a dash of that? This fiction class will do that very thing, with discussions about a variety of writerly subjects, such as the following: Creating compelling antagonists Connecting that great book idea you have and its main plot points into a cohesive narrative Querying agents Refining your writing…

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What Are You Reading and What Are You Writing? (Online poetry seminar, only 3 spots left!)

June 20 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Neil Perry $60 Members | $65 Nonmembers Saturday, 6/20/20 | 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm In this moment of unsurety, of staying at home more, of reconsidering the ways we do things, many are turning to their reading for solace, for ideas or for escape. This seminar will tap into the obvious and hopefully less-obvious connections between what we read and the poetry we write.  Participants will be asked to be ready to discuss at least one piece of…

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