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508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
434-296-1922 http://writerhouse.org/

July 2020

Continuing Novel Work Group 2020 (meeting online)

July 13 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 11:30 am on day Second of the month, repeating until December 8, 2020

One event on March 2, 2020 at 11:30 am

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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This is a closed writing group organized by member Chris Tucker. Members are graduates of the Putting the Pen to the Page year-long novel class.

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Write On! Session II: 6th – 8th Grade, The World and the Word, Part II (Cancelled!)

July 13 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Taylor Blackburn Cost: $210 on or before 3/27/20, $225 on or before 4/24/20, $240 after 4/24/20 Monday – Friday | July 13, 2020 - July 17, 2020  | 1:00 PM-5:00 PM "The best word shakers were the ones who understood the true power of words. They were the ones who could climb the highest." -Markus Zusak This workshop for middle school writers will focus on the power of the word. We will make language and word-play the inspiration for…

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Write On! Session II: 6th – 8th Grade, Fiction & Creative Nonfiction, The Art of the Senses (Cancelled!)

July 13 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Peyton Tochterman Cost: $210 on or before 3/27/20, $225 on or before 4/24/20, $240 after 4/24/20 Monday – Friday | July 13, 2020 - July 17, 2020  | 1:00 PM-5:00 PM Hone your skills in either fiction or creative non-fiction as we focus on the senses and utilize our senses to enhance our writing. We will become detectives of not just human behavior, but also the English language as we analyze short stories, set out on daily excursions around…

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Write On! Session II: 9th – 12th Grade, Poetry as a Witness (Cancelled!)

July 13 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Thomas Warren Cost: $210 on or before 3/27/20, $225 on or before 4/24/20, $240 after 4/24/20 Monday – Friday | July 13, 2020 - July 17, 2020  | 1:00 PM-5:00 PM In a week-long summer camp for high school students for four hours a day, young writers will explore what it means to be a witness. As it is hard to witness much in the confines of a classroom, the first four days will include walking field trips. With…

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The Personal Essay (Online class, This class is full!)

July 14 @ 9:00 am - 10:15 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Tuesday and Friday, repeating until July 24, 2020

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Jay Varner $189 Members | $210 Nonmembers Tuesdays and Fridays, 6/2/20 – 7/24/20 | 9:00 am – 10:15 am Eight-week class Joan Didion once said, “I don’t know what I think until I write it down.” The Personal Essay explores an inventive and elastic form that helps you understand and connect experiences and beliefs. We will closely read and study some of the masters of the personal essay through close reading and mini-exercises designed to spark new material or…

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Kitchen Sink Fiction (Online class)

July 14 @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Tuesday and Thursday, repeating until August 11, 2020

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Kristie Smeltzer $189 Members | $210 Nonmembers Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6/16/20 – 8/6/20 | 6:30 pm – 7:45 pm Eight-week class Ever wanted a class that gives you a smidge of this, a dash of that? This fiction class will do that very thing, with discussions about a variety of writerly subjects, such as the following: Creating compelling antagonists Connecting that great book idea you have and its main plot points into a cohesive narrative Querying agents Refining your writing…

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Poets At Large 2020 (Meeting online)

July 20 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 1:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until December 21, 2020

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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This is a closed group facilitated by Sharon Ackerman and Priscilla Melchior. The group's goal is a detailed study of the craft of poetry.

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Readings from “My Shadow Is My Skin” hosted by editor Katherine Whitney (Virtual reading)

July 22 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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On July 22 at 6:00 pm, join WriterHouse member, Renata Khoshroo Louwers, and anthology contributors, Roger Sedarat and Mehdi Okasi, as they read from their essays and discuss the powerful collection with editor Katherine Whitney.  The Iranian revolution of 1979 launched a vast, global diaspora, with many Iranians establishing new lives in the United States. In the four decades since, the diaspora has expanded to include not only those who emigrated immediately after the revolution but also their American-born children,…

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Cville YA Writers Group 2020 (Online meetings)

July 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:00 pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until December 22, 2020

One event on May 27, 2020 at 7:00 pm

One event on April 14, 2020 at 7:00 pm

One event on April 29, 2020 at 7:00 pm

One event on June 24, 2020 at 7:00 pm

One event on July 8, 2020 at 7:00 pm

One event on July 22, 2020 at 7:00 pm

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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This group is open to any member of WriterHouse.  We welcome more voices in our lively discussions about writing as it pertains to the YA audience.  Questions?  Contact Bonnie Redding at riderwriter5@yahoo.com

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The Storytellers 2020 (Virtual meetings)

July 25 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on May 30, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on June 27, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on July 25, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on August 30, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on September 26, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on October 31, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on November 28, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on December 19, 2020 at 9:00 am

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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This is a closed writing group led by members Ingrid Alewine and Marijean Oldham. The group members are alumni of Jay Kauffmann's Creative Nonfiction courses.

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Staying the Course (Class will meet online)

July 25 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on October 26, 2019 at 1:00 pm

One event on November 23, 2019 at 1:00 pm

One event on December 14, 2019 at 1:00 pm

One event on January 25, 2020 at 1:00 pm

One event on February 29, 2020 at 1:00 pm

One event on April 25, 2020 at 1:00 pm

One event on May 23, 2020 at 1:00 pm

One event on June 27, 2020 at 1:00 pm

One event on July 25, 2020 at 1:00 pm

One event on March 28, 2020 at 1:00 pm

One event on April 11, 2020 at 1:00 pm

One event on May 9, 2020 at 1:00 pm

One event on June 13, 2020 at 1:00 pm

One event on July 11, 2020 at 1:00 pm

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Jody Hesler $260 Members | $289 Nonmembers Meets monthly on Saturday for eleven months: 9/28/19, 10/26/19, 11/23/19, 12/14/19, 1/25/20, 2/29/20 | 1:00 - 4:00 pm NOTE: Due to the pandemic, class switched to 90-minute online meetings, now twice monthly. New dates: 3/28/20, 4/11/20, 4/25/20, 5/9/20, 5/23/20, 6/13/20, 6/27/20 | 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm. July meeting(s) 7/11/20, 7/25/20. This is a course for committed writers who want some structure and accountability for reaching their writing goals. Reaching these goals is…

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Dabblers Group 2020 (Online meetings)

July 27 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 2:00 pm on day Last of the month, repeating until December 28, 2020

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

This is a writing group organized by member Carol Cutler that meets in the Salon. The group members review each other's writing in fiction, non-fiction, and poetry with submissions once a month. The group is currently looking for 2 or 3 more members. If you are interested in joining, please contact Carol Cutler at carolcutler@embarqmail.com.

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Writing, Revising, Pitching: Getting Your Novel Out of the Drawer and Off to Market (Will meet online)

July 29 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on January 29, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on February 12, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on February 26, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on March 11, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on April 15, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on April 29, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on May 13, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on May 27, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on June 17, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on July 8, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on July 29, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on August 19, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on September 9, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on September 23, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on October 7, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on October 21, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on November 4, 2020 at 6:30 pm

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Randall Klein$1299* Members | $1299* NonmembersSelect Wednesdays 1/15/20 – 11/4/20 | 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM*Payment plans of $309 per quarter will be available to students accepted into this program. NOTE: Due to the coronavirus pandemic, effective 4/15/20 the class will meet via Zoom.  Overview: For most novelists, the ultimate goal is to get published. Before that, however, comes much revision, along with some frustration and confusion at a seemingly impenetrable system of submission, waiting, and hoping. "Writing, Revising,…

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August 2020

Touring Today’s Publishing Options (Online class)

August 10 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
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An event every day that begins at 9:30 am, repeating until August 14, 2020

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Chris Register $75 Members | $82 Nonmembers Monday - Friday, 8/10/20 - 8/14/20 | 9:30 am – 11:00 am One-week class Getting published has never been easy, but once upon a time the protocol was at least straightforward: writers would focus mainly on searching (and searching, and searching) for a literary agent willing to introduce their manuscript into an otherwise impenetrable industry. Of course, times have changed. While the traditional approach continues to work for many authors, an ever-expanding…

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WriterHouse Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror/Speculative Fiction Writers Group 2020

August 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:00 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until December 14, 2020

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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Tupelo Teen Writing Center (Online meetings)

August 27 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until December 17, 2020

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 the 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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Memoir Writing Marathon 2020

August 28 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every month that begins at 9:00 am on day Last of the month, repeating until December 25, 2020

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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This is a closed event facilitated by Joan Mazza.

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Off-Season NaNoWriMo Meeting

August 28 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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One event on March 30, 2018 at 6:30 pm

One event on April 27, 2018 at 6:30 pm

One event on May 25, 2018 at 6:30 pm

One event on June 29, 2018 at 6:30 pm

One event on July 27, 2018 at 6:30 pm

One event on August 31, 2018 at 6:30 pm

One event on September 28, 2018 at 6:30 pm

One event on October 26, 2018 at 6:30 pm

One event on June 28, 2019 at 6:30 pm

One event on July 26, 2019 at 6:30 pm

One event on August 30, 2019 at 6:30 pm

One event on September 20, 2019 at 6:30 pm

One event on October 25, 2019 at 6:30 pm

One event on February 28, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on August 28, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on September 18, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on October 30, 2020 at 6:30 pm

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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This is a closed meeting of NaNoWriMo organizers facilitated by Jennifer Ehlers.

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September 2020

Literary Fiction Critique Group 2020

September 1 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:30 pm on day First of the month, repeating until December 1, 2020

An event every month that begins at 6:30 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until December 15, 2020

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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This is a closed group facilitated by Lauren Hebert for writers who seek thoughtful critical feedback on their work and are able to provide the same support for other group members.  In addition to reading and commenting on individual submissions, we also engage in craft-related discussions, writing exercises, and free-write sessions.

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