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April 2018

Daytime Fiction: Revision Precision Toolbox II

April 23 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Jody Hesler $189 Members | $210 Nonmembers Mondays, 4/2/18 - 5/21/18 | 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM Revision Precision Toolbox II – This course pairs workshopping with close reading of outside texts that demonstrate success in a spectrum of classic craft challenges. We will address issues such as narrative tension, verisimilitude, writing emotion, point-of-view , and more. Pairing reading and workshopping will help writers understand their own craft challenges as well as how expert writers address and succeed with the…

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Evening Fiction: Craft, Second Draft, and Beyond (Class is Full!)

April 23 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Amanda Korman $189 Members | $210 Nonmembers Wednesdays, 4/4/18 - 5/23/18  | 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM In writing fiction we begin with what fascinates, dogs, startles us—“You were made and set here to give voice to this, your own astonishment” Annie Dillard tells us. The writing process is about making that astonishment live outside ourselves, on the page, so that any reader anywhere can feel it, too. In this class we will sharpen our fiction-writing tools, develop strategies to…

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Daytime Poetry: Crafting Your Best Poem – Voice, Image & Form

April 24 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
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WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Sara Robinson $189 Members | $210 Nonmembers Tuesdays, 4/4/18 - 5/22/18 | 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM Using the basic mechanics of poetry as a refresher, participants will write, revise and assess their writing styles. We will focus on voice, images, form, movement, line, and words and study works of notable contemporary poets, using them as keys to creating our best craftsmanship. Students will also use writing journals as paths to creation and prompts and exercises. As we work toward poetry composition…

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Evening Creative Nonfiction

April 24 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Jay Kauffmann $189 Members | $210 Nonmembers Tuesdays, 4/3/18 - 5/22/18 | 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 as…

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Fiction/Nonfiction Generative Workshop (Class is Full!)

April 25 @ 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 Wednesdays, 4/4/18 - 5/23/18 | 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…

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Evening Poetry: Dreamers and Surgeons

April 26 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Annie Kim $189 Members | $210 Nonmembers Thursdays, 4/5/18 - 5/24/18  | 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM Making poems requires both a deep surrender to the unknown and true surgical precision. In our workshop we’ll keep these poles in mind as we examine an essential craft element each week, read from a range of published poems, and dive into each other’s work for the majority of our time. Imagery, line breaks, combining narrative with lyric moments, opening/closing strategies—these and a…

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May 2018

Care and Feeding of Compelling Characters

May 12 @ 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Clifford Garstang $60 Members | $65 Nonmembers Saturday, 5/12/18 | 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM One of the essential hallmarks of vivid fiction is the presence of compelling characters. Readers may love them or hate them, but if they don't care what happens to the characters, they are unlikely to keep reading about them. In this half-day seminar, we'll look at techniques for drawing round (as opposed to flat) characters who will attract and keep the interest of readers.…

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It’s All a Matter of Taste

May 19 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Kristin Swenson $70 Members | $75 Nonmembers Saturday, 5/19/18 | 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM Use those oft-over-looked senses of taste and smell to stimulate your creativity in an afternoon of noshing, writing, and discussion. With instructor's direction and using prompts from food's variety of colors, shapes, textures, associations, tastes, and smells, participants will free-write in the genre of their choice (essay, poetry, short story ....) followed by discussion. Over snacks, of course. No writing experience necessary. Food will…

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The Writer’s Lens

May 20 @ 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: BettyJoyce Nash $60 Members | $65 Nonmembers Sunday, May 20 2018 | 1:30 PM – 5:00 PM Our best fiction writers are famous for crafting breathtaking stories from everyday experiences, stories that stop us dead in our tracks with wonder. Why does that character jump off the page? Why does that setting grab us by the throat? How did the author engineer the “turn” that surprises, delights, or shocks us? In this class, we’ll closely read a masterful story…

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