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February 2017

Advanced Poetry – Class is Full

February 21 @ 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-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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Finding the Extraordinary in the Ordinary – Class is Full

February 22 @ 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, 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 Short Story – 1 spot left

February 22 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: BettyJoyce Nash Cost: $189 Members | $210 Non-members 8 Wednesdays, January 18 – March 8, 2017 | 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM Thinking of ditching those old drafts, but itching to write new ones? Maybe those old drafts aren’t ready for the trash, yet there's work ahead to get them submission-ready. Maybe the ending's not “there,” the character’s not developed, the backstory overwhelms the front story. Maybe the story really starts on page two? Maybe these stories could be…

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Removing the UN from UNPublished: The Business of Publishing Picture Books

February 25 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Anne Marie Pace Cost: $60 Members | $65 Non-members Saturday, February 25, 2017 | 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM This seminar will focus on the practical aspects of the picture book writer’s journey from revised draft to publication. We will discuss how to determine whether or not a manuscript is ready for submission, ways to find a critique group and other resources for support, whether to get an agent or submit directly to publishers, how to research agents and…

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March 2017

Embrace Your Weird: Dealing with Your Inner Critic and Unleashing Your Authentic Creativity

March 4 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Lisa Jakub Cost: $60 Members | $65 Non-members Saturday, March 4, 2017 | 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM We want to write, but sometimes that inner critic gets loud. Really loud. This seminar will help you shed the constraints you may be placing on your work and allow you to access your natural creativity. We’ll look at ways to deal with persistent inner (and outer) critics and move beyond writer’s block. We will talk about using your past as…

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Winning Over a Trade Publisher

March 5 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Bob Friedman Cost: $60 Members | $65 Non-members Sunday, March 5, 2017 | 1:00 PM-5:00 PM You've written a book and you're anxious to get it out into the world. It's tempting to turn to the many avenues for self-publishing, especially when it's clear that a very small percentage of writers ever get a publishing deal. In this seminar, you'll learn why it's well worth the effort to try to get a trade publisher interested in your work. You'll…

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Advanced Novel: Structuring Chapters and Scenes

March 13 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Kristie Smeltzer Cost: $189 Members | $210 Non-members 8 Tuesdays, January 10 – February 28, 2017 | 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM This workshop-heavy class will provide writers at least three opportunities to have a full class workshop. Participants are required to have fiction work ready to workshop at the outset of class or be able to produce material week-to-week. Students will be asked to write, read, and provide feedback to peers, both orally and in writing, throughout the…

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Writing the Seductive First Sentence

March 23 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Laurie Stone Cost: $45 Members | $50 Non-members Thursday, March 23, 2017 | 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM “A story has no beginning or end; arbitrarily one chooses that moment of experience from which to look back or from which to look ahead.” —Graham Greene, The End of the Affair (1951) Where does a story start, and how does the first sentence suck the reader into the narrator’s world? What does it take to write sentences that function as mini-stories? We…

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How to Get Your Book Published

March 26 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
CitySpace, 100 5th St NE
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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Instructor: Jane Friedman Cost: $60 Members | $65 Non-members Sunday, March 26, 2017 | 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM ***This Session will be held at CitySpace 100 5th St NE, Charlottesville, VA 22902 Learn all the basics of how to get your book published, including how to research publishers and agents, write query letters, and pitch your work. You'll understand what expectations you should have when it comes to the publication process—as well as marketing and promotion of your work—and…

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April 2017

Monsters and Story: Werewolves, Leviathans, Dragons….

April 8 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Warren Rochelle Cost: $60 Members | $65 Non-members Saturday, April 8, 2017 | 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Creatures out of our nightmares, denizens of the shadows, yes, and inhabitants of fantasy and science fiction, and the human variety, are often found in literary fiction. Symbols? Metaphor? Evil made flesh. In this seminar we will discuss and examine monsters and their appearances in various stories and then select one of our own and begin a tale with this creature…

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