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April 2019

Daytime Craft Intensive: Find Your Voice

April 23 @ 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Jody Hesler $94.50 Members | $105 Nonmembers Tuesdays, 4/9/19 - 4/30/19 | 12:30 PM – 3:00 PM (FOUR-WEEK CLASS) Open to fiction and nonfiction writers alike, this course is aimed toward work that’s giving you a runaround. You can’t bring yourself to scrap it, but you can’t quite place what’s driving it, either. Students will submit a ten-page sample from this troubling work ahead of time, and the course will shape itself both around workshopping these excerpts and around…

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Evening Creative Nonfiction

April 23 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until May 14, 2019

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Jay Kauffmann $189 Members | $210 Nonmembers Tuesdays, 3/26/19 - 5/14/19 | 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM This workshop will explore the essential elements of creative nonfiction, such as sensory imagery, metaphoric language, distinctive voice, dramatic arc, and focused theme. Participants will discuss essays and memoir pieces submitted to the group. In addition, there will be readings and in-class exercises that address pertinent craft issues. There will also be opportunities to consider non-craft issues associated with this genre, such…

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Mystery Writing

April 23 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until May 14, 2019

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Meredith Cole

Instructor: Meredith Cole $189 Members | $210 Nonmembers Tuesdays, 3/26/19 - 5/14/19 | 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM What makes a book a page-turner? And how do you keep suspense building and propel your story to an exciting climax? In this class, we’ll explore different mystery genres, from traditional to cozy to thriller, and work on crafting a story that both entertains and satisfies your readers. You’ll learn how to construct a plot, plant clues, and develop fascinating characters. Through…

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Advanced Fiction Workshop: Focus on Craft

April 25 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until May 30, 2019

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Christina Ward-Niven $189 Members | $210 Nonmembers Thursdays, 4/11/19 – 5/30/19 | 6:00 pm  – 8:30 pm In this workshop, we will talk about how fiction works. Why do we love the stories we love? What tools did the author employ to affect us as readers? Each week, we'll begin by discussing a story by a published author, looking at traditional craft elements (such as setting, detail, characterization, and dialogue) as well as other less concrete, but equally important…

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Daytime Fiction: Reality-Based Fiction Writing

April 26 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Friday, repeating until May 17, 2019

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Seth Clabough $189 Members | $210 Nonmembers Fridays, 3/29/19 – 5/17/19 | 9:30 am – 12:00 pm What do established writers say about the importance, practice, challenges, and limits of rooting fiction in actual experiences? In this class, we'll discuss and consider examples and applications by writers such as Kurt Vonnegut, Raymond Carver, and Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Participants will also have the opportunity to utilize this approach to reconsider their current projects and to develop and workshop their own…

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Finding Your Rhythm

April 27 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: James Cole $60 Members | $65 Nonmembers Saturday, 4/27/19 | 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Learn to elevate your poetry by diving into the world of rhyme and rhythm. In this seminar, we'll cover various techniques to improve experimental poetry through rhyme, alliteration, assonance, and more! Liven up your verse with writing exercises and a brief performance workshop that will teach you how to find the musicality in your writing. James Cole is a graduate of The College of William…

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May 2019

The Ins and Outs of Humor Writing – What’s funny and why

May 11 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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One event on May 12, 2019 at 1:00 pm

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Tony Vanderwarker $60 Members | $65 Nonmembers Part I, Saturday, May 11, 2019, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Part II, Sunday, May 12, 2019, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM This two-part seminar occurs on consecutive days, to allow time to digest the information from the first day and apply it toward writing or revising a piece for the second day. In the opening session, Tony will discuss the elements of humor in writing, using examples from Mel Brooks, David Sedaris and…

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