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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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Daytime Fiction

March 21 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Brady Earnhart Cost: $189 Members | $210 Nonmembers 8 Tuesdays, March 21, 2017 - May 9, 2017 | 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM The aim of this course is to develop students’ facility in key elements of lively, powerful prose: vivid, precise diction and specific details; thematic coherence; appropriate organization and point of view; figurative language, including metaphor; and the modulation of tone and pacing in accordance with circumstances, genre, and audience. To this end, the course offers a…

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Advanced Poetry

March 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, 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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Evening Fiction

March 21 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until May 9, 2017

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Phil Jason Cost: $189 Members | $210 Non-members 8 Tuesdays, 3/21/17 - 5/9/17 | 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM In this class, we will explore the territory outside the rules that we were taught dogmatically back when we first learned how to write, many of which choke the very best voices inside ourselves. Through fun, unusual exercises, students will be challenged to discover the vast realm of possibilities beyond the idea of right and wrong. We’ll also take a look…

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Daytime Poetry: Making Magic

March 22 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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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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Daytime Nonfiction

March 22 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until May 10, 2017

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Helen Chandler Cost: $189 Members | $210 Non-members 8 Wednesdays, 3/22/17 - 5/10/17 | 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM This class will focus on the art of the personal essay and ask: how can we turn our own lives and experiences into art that speaks to the universal? We'll read and discuss a selection of great literature in the genre by writers such as Joan Didion, Virginia Woolf and James Baldwin and then write personal essays of our own, which we'll…

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Evening Advanced Mystery Writing

March 22 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Meredith Cole Cost: $189 Members | $210 Non-members 8 Wednesdays, 3/22/17 - 5/10/17 | 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM This advanced course is for writers who have already written a mystery or have tried their hand at a first draft, and would like to take their writing to the next level. In this class, students will receive both in-depth instructor and peer feedback for up to 8,000 words of their mystery novel. Through the revision process, students will learn…

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Advanced Short Story

March 22 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until May 10, 2017

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: BettyJoyce Nash Cost: $189 Members | $210 Non-members 8 Wednesdays, 3/22/17 - 5/10/17 | 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 resuscitated, if you’re…

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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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