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Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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April 2017

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

Open Writing Hours Today!

May 1 @ 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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Advanced Novel

May 1 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 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 5 Mondays, March 20, 2017  – May 15, 2017 | 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM *This class meets every other week. Please see the calendar for specific dates. This workshop class, crafted particularly with novelists' needs in mind, will enable writers to share larger novel portions for workshop (several chapters at a time) and ultimately get feedback for more their book-length work in one class. The class will meet every other week for five 3-hour class sessions, and…

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Open Writing Hours Today

May 2 @ 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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Evening Fiction

May 2 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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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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Open Writing Hours Today!

May 3 @ 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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Daytime Nonfiction

May 3 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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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 is aimed at those who would like to improve their personal writing in any form - memoir, personal essay, or creative non-fiction. The focus of the class will be on reading pieces of personal narrative from established authors, such as James Baldwin, Anne Carson and Virginia Woolf, and then creating work of our own, in-class and at home. You will…

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Evening Advanced Mystery Writing

May 3 @ 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

May 3 @ 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, 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

May 4 @ 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

May 4 @ 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 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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Memoir in a Year Part II: Revising the Draft of Your Book

May 4 @ 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

May 4 @ 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

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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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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Writing for Social Justice

May 4 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Thursday, repeating until May 11, 2017

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  | 6:30 PM - 9:30 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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Art Opening with Elyssa Zimmerman

May 5 @ 5:00 am - 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 artwork of Elyssa Zimmerman. About Elyssa: "To be a passionate and curious person oftentimes means that prioritizing becomes a difficult challenge. I am capable of order and rational thoughts, but it takes a great deal of time to channel this side of me. Where impulsivity in my personal life tends to be detrimental, I have found that this same impulsivity is beneficial, even cherished by others, when…

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Open Writing Hours Today!

May 5 @ 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!

May 8 @ 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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WriterHouse Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror/Speculative Fiction Writers Group

May 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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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 hear about it! The WriterHouse Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror/Speculative Fiction Writers Group…

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Open Writing Hours Today!

May 9 @ 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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Open Writing Hours Today!

May 10 @ 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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Open Writing Hours Today!

May 11 @ 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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Open Writing Hours Today!

May 12 @ 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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Open Writing Hours Today

May 15 @ 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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Open Writing Hours Today!

May 16 @ 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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WriterHouse Birthday Celebration

May 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Join us for readings, refreshments, and reverie as we celebrate WriterHouse's 9th birthday. Readers will include spring-term students and poet Sharron Singleton. Friends and family are welcome.

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Dabblers Group

May 17 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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This is a closed writing group organized by member Carol Cutler that meets in the Salon.

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Open Writing Hours Today!

May 17 @ 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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Open Writing Hours Today!

May 18 @ 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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Open Writing Hours Today!

May 22 @ 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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Open Writing Hours Today!

May 23 @ 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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Pattern and Form in Poetry

May 23 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until June 27, 2017

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Kristen Rembold Cost: $142 Members | $158 Non-members 6 Tuesdays, 5/23/17 - 6/27/17 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM This class will be an examination of pattern and form in poetry.  All poets are pattern makers.  We'll read examples from literature (mainly recent examples) and set about deconstructing/constructing our own forms, too. Participants will have the opportunity to submit and workshop poems each week, and we will view those poems-in-process through the lens of pattern/exception.  Even if you don't think of yourself…

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Evening Poetry

May 23 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until June 27, 2017

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Mark Parlette-Carlino Cost: $142 Members | $158 Non-members 6 Tuesdays, 5/23/17 - 6/27/17 | 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM This workshop is open to all poets—beginners, dabblers and dedicated writers. In it, you'll have the chance to create and share new work each week. We'll use the workshop, and some discussion of published poems and writing processes, to explore different aspects of what makes poems work—the language, the images, the ideas, the rhetorical structures. Our goal is to marvel at…

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Writing 101: The Elements of Good Storytelling

May 23 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Lisa Ellison Cost: $142 Members | $158 Non-members 6 Tuesdays, 5/23/17 - 6/27/17 | 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM Whether you’re interested in writing true stories or fiction, the elements of great storytelling are the same. Writers need to know how to develop interesting characters, establish a story’s central conflict, write engaging scenes, and use vivid sensory details. They also need to know how to give and receive supportive editorial feedback. During this six-week class, we’ll examine the elements…

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Poetry Critique Group

May 24 @ 1:00 am - 3:00 pm
WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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This is a closed group facilitated by Joan Mazza.

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Open Writing Hours Today!

May 24 @ 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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Daytime Creative Nonfiction

May 24 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until June 28, 2017

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Lisa Ellison Cost: $142 Members | $158 Non-members 6 Wednesdays, 5/24/17 - 6/28/17 | 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM "The most important question anyone can ask is: What myth am I living?" - Carl Jung "I write entirely to find out what I'm thinking, what I'm looking at, what I see and what it means. What I want and what I fear." –Joan Didion This class will focus on how to take personal writing in any form—memoir, personal essay, or creative nonfiction—and mine…

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Daytime Fiction

May 24 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
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Instructor: Nichole LeFebvre Cost: $142 Members | $158 Non-members 6 Wednesdays, 5/24/17 - 6/28/17 | 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM Building Character Convincing readers that the characters you’ve imagined are full, complex human beings is essential to creating effective fiction. In this class, we’ll focus on how to construct the people that will populate your fiction by studying techniques used by writers such as Ottessa Moshfegh, Flannery O’Connor, ZZ Packer, and Joy Williams. Nichole LeFebvre is an MFA candidate in…

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Evening Fiction: Introduction to Flash Fiction

May 24 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Phil Jason Cost: $142 Members | $158 Non-members 6 Wednesdays, 5/24/17 - 6/28/17  | 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM Flash Fiction is probably not new (certainly it was hard to write a novel when you were living in a cave, running from predators and had a vocabulary of only two hundred words), but the advent of Internet publishing has brought significantly more attention to the short short form (stories under 1000 words). Still, it remains a difficult genre to…

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Open Writing Hours Today!

May 25 @ 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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Evening Advanced Creative Nonfiction

May 25 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Thursday, repeating until June 29, 2017

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Jay Varner Cost: $142 Members | $158 Non-members 6 Thursdays, 5/25/17 - 6/29/17 | 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM In this advanced workshop, you’ll have a chance to work on either revisions or new material. Along the way, we’ll read select craft essays and examples of successful creative nonfiction. However, the primary focus will be on your writing—not just larger concerns like structure and development, but also more focused issues like sentence structure and word choice. The goal is…

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Open Writing Hours Today!

May 29 @ 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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Open Writing Hours Today!

May 30 @ 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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June 2017

Apocalypse Now: Turning Disasters into Blockbusters

June 4 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Adam Roux Cost: $60 Members | $65 Non-members Sunday, 6/04/17 | 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM Why do natural and man-made disasters fascinate us so much? Contemporary fiction is filled with riveting stories of how humans have survived or been annihilated by catastrophes such as climate change, earthquakes, and nuclear war. In this seminar, we'll examine how writers address the high-octane anxieties of our time then find our own approaches to these concerns through the craft of short fiction.…

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Investigative Journalism

June 10 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Patti McCracken Cost: $60 Members | $65 Non-members Saturday, 6/10/17  | 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM LEARN THE TRUTH ABOUT WHAT INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISTS DO Investigative journalists are the reason why the “Fourth Estate” is considered crucial to a democratic society. These “watchdogs” hold the powerful accountable. Investigative reporters spend weeks, months and sometimes years investigating corporate and political wrongdoing as well as social issues that demand attention. Many risk their lives in the process. In this seminar, participants will learn…

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WriterHouse Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror/Speculative Fiction Writers Group

June 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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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 hear about it! The WriterHouse Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror/Speculative Fiction Writers Group…

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Writing Love

June 17 @ 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, 06/17/17 | 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM This seminar is for prose writers who are looking to make vivid the feelings—all the feelings, joyful and otherwise—of love. We’ll discuss fiction and nonfiction that explore loves of many kinds—familial, platonic, romantic, marital, extramarital, erotic—and we’ll work on ways to sharpen the portrayals of love in our own work. Amanda Korman is a writer whose short fiction has appeared in the Virginia Quarterly Review.…

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Writing Nature

June 17 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Neil Perry Cost: $60 Members | $65 Non-members Saturday, 6/17/17 | 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM How do we use the natural world when we write poems? How does it use us?  Is it possible to write a poem that is not 'nature writing' (I say no....)? This seminar will explore the ways poets can use and have used the natural world as a guide, a prompt, an antagonist and an inspiration in poems.  We will take long looks at poems that…

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Dabblers Group

June 21 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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This is a closed writing group organized by member Carol Cutler that meets in the Salon.

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Embodying the Muse

June 24 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructors: Polly Lazaron and Lisa Ellison Cost: $60 Members | $65 Non-members Saturday, 6/24/17 | 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Inspiration exists in many places and is unique to the individual. Over the millennia, many cultures have used drumming, dancing, yoga, and similar practices to invoke the muse—the force of intuition, inspiration, and creativity in all its forms—as it expresses itself within the body. These physical practices can lead to creative insights, inspiration, and a heightened awareness of our inner…

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July 2017

Write On! Session One: 6th-8th Grade Creative Writing Summer Program

July 10 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 1:00pm, repeating until July 14, 2017

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Erin James Cost: $220 on or before April 30, 2017, $235 May 1, 2017 or thereafter Monday - Friday July 10, 2017 - July 14, 2017 | 1:00 PM-5:00 PM During this week, young writers will explore the craft and fun of creative writing through a variety of prompts, journaling, music, brainstorming, people-watching and visits to inspiring nearby locations. Modes of expression and experimentation will include poetry, fiction, non-fiction, and more! Throughout the week, we will learn about and…

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Write On! Session One: 9th-12th Grade Creative Writing Summer Program

July 10 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 1:00pm, repeating until July 14, 2017

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Abby Baum Cost: $220 on or before April 30, 2017, 2017, $235 on May 1, 2017 or thereafter Monday - Friday July 10, 2017 - July 14, 2017 | 1:00 PM-5:00 PM In a world that is increasingly colored by diversions and distractions, how do we, as artists, learn to leverage inspiration? This five-day intensive study will be situated in the study of that seemingly elusive muse: inspiration. The course will seek to locate a beginning point for each…

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Write On! Session One: 3rd-5th Grade Creative Writing Summer Program

July 10 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 1:00pm, repeating until July 14, 2017

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Terry Levinson Cost: $220 before May 1, 2017, $235 thereafter Monday - Friday July 10, 2017 - July 14, 2017 | 1:00 PM-5:00 PM “You become a writer because you need to become a writer - nothing else.” --Grace Paley “When my speaking voice fails me, my writing voice prevails. My hand is intimately connected to my heart.” -- tslevinson We all need to discover the power of our words and have an avenue for expression. During this lively…

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Write On! Session Two: 3rd-5th Grade Creative Writing Summer Program

July 17 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 1:00pm, repeating until July 21, 2017

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Robin Albertson-Wren Cost: $220 on or before April 30, 2017, $235 May 1, 2017 Monday - Friday July 17, 2017 - July 21, 2017 | 1:00 PM-5:00 PM Come enjoy a week immersed in poetry! We will be reading poems, studying various styles and creating our own. We will be inspired by stories in verse, local artists, downtown venues and even by making homemade ice cream! Robin Albertson-Wren has been inspiring children to write since 1991. She first began creating…

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Write On! Session Two: 9th-12th Grade Creative Writing Summer Program

July 17 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 1:00pm, repeating until July 21, 2017

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Abby Baum Cost: $220 on or before April 30, 2017, $235 May 1, 2017 or thereafter Monday - Friday July 17, 2017 - July 21, 2017 | 1:00 PM-5:00 PM In a world that is increasingly colored by diversions and distractions, how do we, as artists, learn to leverage inspiration? This five-day intensive study will be situated in the study of that seemingly elusive muse: inspiration. The course will seek to locate a beginning point for each member, appropriate…

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Write On! Session Two: 6th-8th Grade Creative Writing Summer Program

July 17 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 1:00pm, repeating until July 21, 2017

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Jen Buckett

Instructor: Jen Buckett Cost: $220 on or before April 30, 2017, $235 May 1, 2017 or thereafter Monday - Friday July 17, 2017 - July 21, 2017 | 1:00 PM-5:00 PM Are you a young writer looking for inspiration and feedback on your work? Join us this summer as we search for stories between the musty shelves of used bookstores, inside the paintings of local artists, and outside in overheard conversations on the Downtown Mall. We'll become a a community…

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Write On! Session Three: 9th-12th Grade Advanced Creative Writing Summer Program

July 24 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 1:00pm, repeating until July 28, 2017

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Hannah Barnaby Cost: $220 on or before April 30, 2017, $235 May 1, 2017 or thereafter Monday - Friday July 24, 2017 - July 28, 2017 | 1:00 PM-5:00 PM You already know that you love to write -- but great writing is equal parts passion and skill. This summer camp session is designed to help you find that balance. We'll spend the week focused on going deeper into your stories, getting to the core of what sets your…

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