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March 2019

Daytime Advanced Poetry: Deep Revision

March 26 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
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WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Mirabella Mitchell $189 Members | $210 Nonmembers Tuesdays, 3/26/19 - 5/14/19 | 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM Poet Traci Brimhall says, “Revision teaches me how to push beyond the choices that come easily. . . . Process saves me from the poverty of my intentions.” For some poets, revision can feel like the literary equivalent of preparing your taxes-- but it doesn’t have to be that way! In many ways, revision can be the most exciting part of the…

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Evening Creative Nonfiction

March 26 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm 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

March 26 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm 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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Evening Poetry: Poetry and the Natural World

March 26 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Laura Long $189 Members | $210 Nonmembers Tuesdays, 3/26/19 - 5/14/19 | 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM This class explores a range of ways poetry evokes and imagines the natural world. We discuss examples and generate new work at each meeting, and we workshop. We also notice how the process of writing deepens our perceptions of the natural world. Participants keep a journal of observations throughout the course. You do not need to consider yourself a poet to take…

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Short Stories: Sweet Spots, Blind Spots, and Sore Spots

March 27 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until April 17, 2019

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Betty Joyce Nash $94.50 Members | $105 Nonmembers Wednesdays, 3/27/19 – 4/17/19 | 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm (FOUR-WEEK CLASS) This is an advanced workshop for short story writers. Part new work, part revision, we'll focus on one story, hammering on the “revision as writing” theme. We’ll each submit one story ripe for “re-vision.” (Of course, it’s no crime if you submit two—your call, depending on how much work you’re up for.) We’ll identify these stories’ sweet spots, and we’ll…

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Daytime Fiction: Reality-Based Fiction Writing

March 29 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am 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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Journaling Workshop

March 30 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: John Nicolay $60 Members | $65 Nonmembers Saturday, 3/30/19 | 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM John Nicolay is a lifelong journal keeper. With the digital technical shift, John found tools to enrich the journal experience. This workshop is designed for those interested in exploring the journal as a writing paradigm and enhancing its presentation, even to printing it. Five journaling paradigms are reviewed. Editing tools for images and text are discussed. His book to accompany this class (although not…

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April 2019

Submitting & Publishing: Parts I and II

April 6 @ 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Liza Taylor $30 Members | $32.50 Nonmembers Saturday, 4/6/19 | 10:30 AM - 2:30 PM These back-to-back mini-seminars may be taken separately or together. Part I - Getting Noticed: Submitting your work (10:30 AM - 12:00 PM) Here at WriterHouse we’re taught to be better writers, but it’s up to us to get our work out there and learn how to be writers in the world. So, you might be wondering, how will I know if I’m ready to try…

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Daytime Craft Intensive: Find Your Voice

April 9 @ 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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Advanced Fiction Workshop: Focus on Craft

April 11 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm 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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