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Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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February 2017

Nonfiction Critique Group

February 27 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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This closed group meets in the salon. The coordinator is WriterHouse member Linda Crowe.

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Evening Fiction

February 27 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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This introductory course in the art of fiction writing will focus mainly on the short story form. This rigorous and rewarding class will give students a solid base in the fundamentals of writing fiction, as well as the opportunity to broaden their reading.

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Writing with an Open Heart

February 28 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
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WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Lisa Ellison Cost: $189 Members | $210 Non-members 8 Tuesdays, January 10 - February 28, 2017  | 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM As writers develop a steady practice, feelings emerge, stories from the past surface, and patterns become clear. But how do you write with an open heart in the face of self-judgment or emotional pain? This class will teach writers how to develop self-compassion, address instances of doubt that threaten to derail projects, and make sense of the judgments…

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Daytime Fiction

February 28 @ 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 Non-members 8 Tuesdays, January 10 - February 28, 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 combination…

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Advanced Poetry – Class is Full

February 28 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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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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March 2017

Open Writing Hours Today!

March 1 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Wednesday, repeating until March 27, 2017

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Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Writing Hours

WriterHouse will be offering the volunteer operated Open Writing Hours today. Come in and enjoy a nice quiet place to write, meet with your writer friends, and have a cup of coffee on the house. Want to see more open hours? We do too! Become a volunteer for WriterHouse today to help us promote the creation and appreciation of the literary arts in your community.

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Open Writing Hours Today!

March 1 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Writing Hours

WriterHouse will be offering the volunteer operated Open Writing Hours today. Come in and enjoy a nice quiet place to write, meet with your writer friends, and have a cup of coffee on the house. Want to see more open hours? We do too! Become a volunteer for WriterHouse today to help us promote the creation and appreciation of the literary arts in your community.

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Finding the Extraordinary in the Ordinary – Class is Full

March 1 @ 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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M.A.W.G. Writing Group

March 1 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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This is a closed critique group facilitated by Elizabeth Klaczynski.

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Advanced Creative Nonfiction

March 1 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Jay Kauffmann Cost: $189 Members | $210 Non-members 8 Wednesdays, January 11 - March 1, 2017 | 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM The goal of this Advanced Creative Nonfiction workshop is to push you to a new level of professionalism and take you from first draft to a submission-ready final draft. The workshop will be about quality, not quantity, as we adopt a more tough-minded, detailed approach. Since everyone is expected to have a certain level of experience, we…

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Advanced Short Story – 1 spot left

March 1 @ 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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Open Writing Hours Today!

March 2 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Writing Hours

WriterHouse will be offering the volunteer operated Open Writing Hours today. Come in and enjoy a nice quiet place to write, meet with your writer friends, and have a cup of coffee on the house. Want to see more open hours? We do too! Become a volunteer for WriterHouse today to help us promote the creation and appreciation of the literary arts in your community.

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Your Life as a Story: Writing Memoir – Class is Full

March 2 @ 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 Cost: $189 Members | $210 Non-members 8 Thursdays, January 12 – March 2, 2017 | 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM Learn how to turn your experiences into a true story that is as engaging as a novel. Find out how book-length memoirs can use the tools of fiction, such as vivid sensory detail, evocative settings, and fully rounded characters. Flesh out scenes with specific, telling detail to make them as moving on the page as they were in…

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Memoir in a Year Part II: Revising the Draft of Your Book

March 2 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Sharon Harrigan Tuition: $1,449.00 (application required) 24 Thursdays, January 12, 2017 – December 14, 2017 | 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Application Deadline: 12/2/16 Description  Have you written a first-draft of a memoir and find you are ready to take it to the next stage? Are you ready to polish your scenes and make them shine while enjoying the structure and motivation provided from committed peers in a guided class setting? Memoir in a Year Part II: Revise Your Book-Length…

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Tupelo Teen Writing Center Meeting

March 2 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Thursday, repeating until May 4, 2017

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To foster, discover, and develop emerging writers, and connect them as a part of the larger writing community, facilitate their ability to  take advantage of our local literary resources,  and develop resources where they are needed. To announce to and through support of our youth that writing is as important as sports fields, theaters, art galleries and centers, and skating rinks… To learn more, please see the Tupelo Teen Writing Center 

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Open Writing Hours Today!

March 3 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Writing Hours

WriterHouse will be offering the volunteer operated Open Writing Hours today. Come in and enjoy a nice quiet place to write, meet with your writer friends, and have a cup of coffee on the house. Want to see more open hours? We do too! Become a volunteer for WriterHouse today to help us promote the creation and appreciation of the literary arts in your community.

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Art Opening: Janet Pearlman

March 3 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Please join us for wine, cheese, and fabulous conversation as we celebrate the work of Janet Pearlman. Free & open to the public. Janet began her painting auspiciously: in 1977 in serendipitous meetings, she was encouraged to paint by New York Times Art Critic, Harry Holtzman.  From 1985- 2002 she studied with Lena Marchi, Abstract Expressionist painter in MA; with Carla Mattioli, exploring the artistic approach of Rudolph Steiner using watercolor on wet, along with classes with others and much…

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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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Open Writing Hours Today!

March 6 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Writing Hours

WriterHouse will be offering the volunteer operated Open Writing Hours today. Come in and enjoy a nice quiet place to write, meet with your writer friends, and have a cup of coffee on the house. Want to see more open hours? We do too! Become a volunteer for WriterHouse today to help us promote the creation and appreciation of the literary arts in your community.

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Open Writing Hours Today

March 7 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Writing Hours

WriterHouse will be offering the volunteer operated Open Writing Hours today. Come in and enjoy a nice quiet place to write, meet with your writer friends, and have a cup of coffee on the house. Want to see more open hours? We do too! Become a volunteer for WriterHouse today to help us promote the creation and appreciation of the literary arts in your community.

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Daytime Nonfiction

March 8 @ 1:00 am - 3:30 pm
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Instructor: Helen Chandler Cost: $189 Members | $210 Non-members 8 Wednesdays, January 18 - March 8, 2017 | 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…

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Advanced Novel: Structuring Chapters and Scenes

March 13 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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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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Science Fiction & Fantasy Group Meet

March 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Meeting of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writing Group. Do rolling green hills inspire you to think of brutal orc armies bearing down on ancient elfin civilizations? Intrepid heroes slashing their way through overgrown jungles in search of the one cure to a deadly pandemic? Forgotten tribes descended from a humanoid ancestor other than our own? Government enclaves for top secret and highly unethical experiments? Mother Nature’s healing touch after the nuclear apocalypse? If so then we would love to…

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Winter Term Reading

March 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Please join us as we celebrate the hard work of our students who participated in winter term classes. All are welcome.

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Open Writing Hours Today!

March 20 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Writing Hours

WriterHouse will be offering the volunteer operated Open Writing Hours today. Come in and enjoy a nice quiet place to write, meet with your writer friends, and have a cup of coffee on the house. Want to see more open hours? We do too! Become a volunteer for WriterHouse today to help us promote the creation and appreciation of the literary arts in your community.

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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
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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

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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
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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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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until May 10, 2017

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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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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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Your Life as a Story II – Class is Full

March 23 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Thursday, repeating until May 11, 2017

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Sharon Harrigan Cost: $189 Members | $210 Non-members 8 Thursdays, March 23, 2017 - May 11, 2017 | 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM **This class is only open to students who registered for the Your Life as a Story class offered during the winter 2017 term. Learn how to turn your experiences into a true story that is as engaging as a novel. Find out how book-length memoirs can use the tools of fiction, such as vivid sensory detail, evocative settings,…

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Your Life as a Story Part II – Class is Full

March 23 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
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WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Sharon Harrigan Cost: $189 Members | $210 Non-members 8 Thursdays, March 23, 2017 - May 11, 2017 | 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM **This class is only being offered to students who took Your Life as a Story Part I during the winter term. The class is currently full.  Learn how to turn your experiences into a true story that is as engaging as a novel. Find out how book-length memoirs can use the tools of fiction, such as vivid sensory detail, evocative…

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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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Writing for Social Justice

March 23 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Gail South Cost: $189 Members | $210 Non-members 8 Thursdays 3/23/17 - 5/11/17  | 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM Elie Wiesel said, “We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.” In this class we will explore how to write stories about issues that matter to us—humanitarian, environmental, political, etc.— in ways that move readers and compel them to examine their own prejudices. We will look at brief excerpts from…

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Open Writing Hours Today!

March 24 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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One event on March 24, 2017 at 10:00am

One event on March 31, 2017 at 10:00am

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Writing Hours

WriterHouse will be offering the volunteer operated Open Writing Hours today. Come in and enjoy a nice quiet place to write, meet with your writer friends, and have a cup of coffee on the house. Want to see more open hours? We do too! Become a volunteer for WriterHouse today to help us promote the creation and appreciation of the literary arts in your community.

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How to Write Books Readers Can’t Put Down

March 25 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Ann Garvin Cost: $60 Members | $65 Non-members Saturday, March 25, 2017 | 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM All stories, whether you are amusing your friends at a picnic or entertaining family at a reunion, are made up of a beginning, middle, and end. How to know where to start, what your middle should look like, and when to finish is the stuff of best sellers and great stories. Once you understand structure, cohesion, and the most compelling way to tell…

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Open Writing Hours Today!

March 28 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Writing Hours

WriterHouse will be offering the volunteer operated Open Writing Hours today. Come in and enjoy a nice quiet place to write, meet with your writer friends, and have a cup of coffee on the house. Want to see more open hours? We do too! Become a volunteer for WriterHouse today to help us promote the creation and appreciation of the literary arts in your community.

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April 2017

Poetry of Resistance

April 2 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Annie Kim Cost: $60 Members | $65 Non-members Sunday, April 2, 2017 | 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM A poem can be an act of defiance. Poetry lets us mourn, rage, rally, love where we don’t want to, see what we’d rather miss. Poetry tells the truth in its own way. As W. H. Auden wrote: “Poetry is not concerned with telling people what to do, but with extending our knowledge of good and evil. . .” But if…

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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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Finding Your Emotional Truth

April 15 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Jay Kauffmann and Russel Grieger Cost: $60 Members | $65 Non-members Saturday, April 15, 2017 | 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM “When the soul is on the page, literature has been created.” – Frank Conroy Creative writing is a supreme human activity that requires a writer to understand one’s self and one’s subject at the deepest level – from the inside-out. Looked at through the lens of human psychology, these twin stand-alone seminars focus on two of the deep…

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Five Hundred Words or Less

April 22 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Amanda Korman Cost: $60 Members | $65 Non-members Saturday 4/22/17 | 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM What can a writer accomplish in 500 words? In this single morning seminar, we will explore the power of short prose by closely reading and discussing examples and writing and sharing our own.This seminar will also be an opportunity to survey a cross-section of craft techniques for creating excellent prose of any length. So while this session will certainly be of interest to…

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Becoming Fearless

April 29 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructors: Jay Kauffmann and Russel Grieger Cost: $60 Members | $65 Non-members Saturday, 4/29/17 | 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM “The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.” – Joseph Campbell Fear can and will quell artistic passion and inhabit creative expression. This seminar will illuminate the root source of all such interfering fears, help participants expose the foundations of their own fears, and teach how to eradicate them so as to be able to freely express their…

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May 2017

Surgical Revision

May 6 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Kristie Smeltzer Cost: $60 Members | $65 Non-members Saturday May 6, 2017 | 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM Ever had a great story you want to submit to a contest, but its 3,400 words and the limit is 3,000? Have the major moving parts of your novel or memoir working well, and now you’re ready to dive into the line editing stage of revision (before you find the perfect agent or publisher)? This seminar will familiarize you with common…

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