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508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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December 2019

Open Writing Hours Today!

December 9 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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One event on June 24, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on July 31, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on August 19, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on September 9, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on November 18, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on November 6, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on December 9, 2019 at 10:00 am

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

December 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on August 13, 2018 at 7:00 pm

One event on September 10, 2018 at 7:00 pm

One event on October 8, 2018 at 7:00 pm

One event on November 12, 2018 at 7:00 pm

One event on December 20, 2018 at 7:00 pm

One event on January 14, 2019 at 7:00 pm

One event on February 11, 2019 at 7:00 pm

One event on March 11, 2019 at 7:00 pm

One event on April 8, 2019 at 7:00 pm

One event on May 13, 2019 at 7:00 pm

One event on June 10, 2019 at 7:00 pm

One event on July 8, 2019 at 7:00 pm

One event on August 12, 2019 at 7:00 pm

One event on September 9, 2019 at 7:00 pm

One event on October 14, 2019 at 7:00 pm

One event on November 11, 2019 at 7:00 pm

One event on December 9, 2019 at 7:00 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!

December 10 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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One event on June 18, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on June 25, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on July 2, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on July 30, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on September 3, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on September 10, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on September 17, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on October 15, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on October 22, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on November 5, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on November 12, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on November 19, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on November 26, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on December 3, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on December 10, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on December 17, 2019 at 10:00 am

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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Cville YA Writers Group

December 11 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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One event on September 26, 2018 at 6:30 pm

One event on October 24, 2018 at 6:30 pm

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

One event on January 23, 2019 at 6:30 pm

One event on February 27, 2019 at 6:30 pm

One event on March 27, 2019 at 6:30 pm

One event on April 24, 2019 at 6:30 pm

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

One event on October 23, 2019 at 6:30 pm

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

One event on May 29, 2019 at 6:30 pm

One event on December 11, 2019 at 6:30 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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Tupelo Teen Writing Center

December 12 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until March 26, 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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Staying the Course (Ongoing Class)

December 14 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 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 March 28, 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

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, 3/28/20, 4/25/20, 5/23/20, 6/27/20, 7/25/20 | 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm This is a course for committed writers who want some structure and accountability for reaching their writing goals. Reaching these goals is often more easily said than done. We often lose our way when we have no sounding board, no one to check in with to see if…

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Poets At Large

December 16 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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One event on January 21, 2019 at 1:00 pm

One event on February 18, 2019 at 1:00 pm

One event on March 18, 2019 at 1:00 pm

One event on April 15, 2019 at 1:00 pm

One event on May 20, 2019 at 1:00 pm

One event on June 17, 2019 at 1:00 pm

One event on July 15, 2019 at 1:00 pm

One event on August 19, 2019 at 1:00 pm

One event on September 16, 2019 at 1:00 pm

One event on October 21, 2019 at 1:00 pm

One event on November 18, 2019 at 1:00 pm

One event on December 16, 2019 at 1:00 pm

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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Open Writing Hours Today!

December 17 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until October 29, 2019

One event on November 5, 2019 at 12:00 pm

One event on November 12, 2019 at 12:00 pm

One event on November 19, 2019 at 12:00 pm

One event on November 26, 2019 at 12:00 pm

One event on December 3, 2019 at 12:00 pm

One event on December 17, 2019 at 12:00 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.

Find out more »

Literary Fiction Critique Group

December 17 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on August 14, 2018 at 6:30 pm

One event on September 4, 2018 at 6:30 pm

One event on September 18, 2018 at 6:30 pm

One event on October 2, 2018 at 6:30 pm

One event on October 16, 2018 at 6:30 pm

One event on November 6, 2018 at 6:30 pm

One event on November 20, 2018 at 6:30 pm

One event on December 4, 2018 at 6:30 pm

One event on December 18, 2018 at 6:30 pm

One event on June 4, 2019 at 6:30 pm

One event on June 18, 2019 at 6:30 pm

One event on July 2, 2019 at 6:30 pm

One event on July 16, 2019 at 6:30 pm

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

One event on October 1, 2019 at 6:30 pm

One event on October 15, 2019 at 6:30 pm

One event on November 5, 2019 at 6:30 pm

One event on November 19, 2019 at 6:30 pm

One event on December 3, 2019 at 6:30 pm

One event on December 17, 2019 at 6:30 pm

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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Dabblers Group

December 19 @ 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 30, 2019

One event on March 4, 2019 at 2:00 pm

One event on May 28, 2019 at 2:00 pm

One event on June 12, 2019 at 2:00 pm

One event on June 26, 2019 at 2:00 pm

One event on July 22, 2019 at 2:00 pm

One event on August 26, 2019 at 2:00 pm

One event on November 4, 2019 at 2:00 pm

One event on December 2, 2019 at 2:00 pm

One event on December 19, 2019 at 2:00 pm

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

This is a closed writing group organized by member Carol Cutler that meets in the Salon.

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Winter Break

December 23, 2019 @ 8:00 am - January 1, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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WriterHouse will be closed in observance of the holidays.

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Memoir Writing Marathon

December 27 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
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One event on November 30, 2018 at 9:30 am

One event on January 25, 2019 at 9:00 am

One event on March 1, 2019 at 9:30 am

One event on March 28, 2019 at 9:30 am

One event on April 26, 2019 at 9:30 am

One event on May 31, 2019 at 9:30 am

An event every month that begins at 9:30 am on day Last of the month, repeating until December 28, 2019

One event on November 22, 2019 at 9:30 am

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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January 2020

Literary Fiction Critique Group 2020

January 7, 2020 @ 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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Putting the Pen to the Page: Drafting Your Novel in One Year (This class is full!)

January 13, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on September 23, 2019 at 6:00 pm

One event on October 7, 2019 at 6:00 pm

One event on October 21, 2019 at 6:00 pm

One event on November 4, 2019 at 6:00 pm

One event on November 18, 2019 at 6:00 pm

One event on January 13, 2020 at 6:00 pm

One event on February 10, 2020 at 6:00 pm

One event on March 9, 2020 at 6:00 pm

One event on April 13, 2020 at 6:00 pm

One event on May 4, 2020 at 6:00 pm

One event on May 21, 2020 at 6:00 pm

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Kristen-Paige Madonia $1,399* Members | $1,399* Nonmembers Select Mondays, 9/9/19 - 5/21/20** | 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM *Payment plans of $335 per quarter will be available to students accepted into this program. NOTE: THE APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR THIS PROGRAM HAS PASSED.   Overview: Putting the Pen to the Page is an opportunity for writers to study the craft of creative writing, share and workshop portions of their novel manuscript, provide and receive constructive criticism, and work with a…

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

January 13, 2020 @ 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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Evening Advanced Creative Nonfiction

January 14, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until March 3, 2020

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Jay Kauffmann $189 Members | $210 Nonmembers Tuesdays, 1/14/20 - 3/3/20 | 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM NOTE: This class will start and end half an hour earlier than other evening classes. The goal of this Advanced Creative Nonfiction workshop is to push you to a new level of professionalism and take you from a 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…

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Writing, Revising, Pitching: Getting Your Novel Out of the Drawer and Off to Market

January 15, 2020 @ 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 March 25, 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.   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, Pitching" is a class for people who have written a substantive portion of…

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Evening Poetry

January 15, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until March 4, 2020

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Douglas Nordfors $189 Members | $210 Nonmembers Wednesdays, 1/15/20 – 3/4/20 | 6:30 pm -9:00 pm This course will follow the traditional, tried-and-true workshop model. Participants will bring in a poem each class to be critiqued by fellow students and the instructor.  For anyone who appreciates outside prompts, an optional assignment will be given each week.   The aim will be to create a rigorous, but stress free, atmosphere suitable for veteran as well as novice poets. Any style of…

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Daytime Combo: Fiction and Creative Nonfiction

January 16, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until March 12, 2020

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Christina Ward-Niven $189 Members | $210 Nonmembers Thursdays, 1/16/20 – 3/12/20 | 1:00 pm -3:30 pm NOTE: No class on 3/5. Last class will be on 3/12. In this workshop, we will read one story or essay by a published author each week and discuss what makes it tick. How exactly does the piece work (or not)? We’ll dig into a wide range of craft topics, as they come up—point of view, characterization, pacing, suspense, mystery, etc. Next we’ll…

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Poets At Large 2020

January 20, 2020 @ 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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Daytime Generative Writing (This class is full!)

January 22, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Wednesday, repeating until March 11, 2020

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Sharon Harrigan $189 Members | $210 Nonmembers Wednesdays, 1/22/20 – 3/11/20 | 9:30 am -12:00 pm NOTE: This class will start and end one week later than other eight-week classes. No time for homework? No problem. We’ll do all the writing and critique work in class, so you don’t have to do it at home. Each session will begin with a short meditation to clear our heads. Then the instructor will lead participants through a series of prompts that…

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Evening Fiction: Short Stories — Memorable Openings

January 22, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until March 11, 2020

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: BettyJoyce Nash$189 Members | $210 NonmembersWednesdays, 1/22/20 - 3/11/20 | 6:30 PM – 9:00 PMNOTE: This class will start and end one week later than other eight-week classes. Our first short story paragraphs can make or break a story’s journey. Litmags receive hundreds of submissions, and if page one can’t compel readers, the story is instant slush. Notice Flannery O’Connor’s first line in “A Good Man is Hard to Find:” The grandmother did not want to go to Florida.…

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Memoir in a Year Part I: Writing the First Draft of Your Book-Length Memoir

January 23, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
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One event on June 18, 2020 at 9:30 am

One event on July 2, 2020 at 9:30 am

One event on August 6, 2020 at 9:30 am

One event on September 3, 2020 at 9:30 am

One event on September 17, 2020 at 9:30 am

One event on October 1, 2020 at 9:30 am

One event on October 15, 2020 at 9:30 am

One event on November 5, 2020 at 9:30 am

One event on November 12, 2020 at 9:30 am

One event on November 19, 2020 at 9:30 am

One event on December 3, 2020 at 9:30 am

One event on December 10, 2020 at 9:30 am

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Sharon Harrigan $1399* Members | $1399* Nonmembers Select Thursdays, 1/23/20 - 12/10/20** | 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM *Payment plans of $335 per quarter will be available to students accepted into this program. **For a complete list of class dates, please see the 2020 Memoir in a Year Part I Syllabus Have a powerful life story you absolutely must tell? Looking for support as you harness the power of that narrative? During Memoir in a Year Part I: Writing…

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Memoir Writing Marathon 2020

January 24, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every month that begins at 9:00 am on day Fourth 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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Fiction and the Craft of Character (Only 2 spots left!)

January 25, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Bruce Holsinger $60 Members | $65 Nonmembers Saturday, 1/25/20 | 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm This seminar will address the making of human characters in fiction. Characters--believable, authentic, sympathetic--are the lifeblood of story. Who wants to read or keep reading a novel if we don’t care about the fellow human beings inhabiting its setting and guiding its plot? We’ll look at several examples of great characters, learn about the relationship between character and story structure, and try out some…

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Dabblers Group 2020

January 27, 2020 @ 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 closed writing group organized by member Carol Cutler that meets in the Salon.

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Cville YA Writers Group 2020

January 28, 2020 @ 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

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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February 2020

The Short Long Poem

February 1, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Christopher Kondrich $60 Members | $65 Nonmembers Saturday, 2/1/20 | 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Long poems marvel us with their expansiveness, but many short poems seem to have this quality as well. Their brevity belies their extraordinary breadth and scope. In this seminar, we’ll explore how to harness the expansiveness of long poetry for our more concise work. We’ll consider four poems—one each by Brigit Pegeen Kelly, Louise Glück, Srikanth Reddy, and Robin Coste Lewis—as examples and guides,…

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Navigating the Query Trenches: Pitches, Pitfalls, and PitMad

February 15, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Emily Thiede $60 Members | $65 Nonmembers Saturday, 2/15/20 | 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm There’s a reason many writers describe querying as “going into the trenches,” but like any battle, it’s easier to survive the fight if you start with the right tools in your armory. In this course, we’ll explore resources for building (and narrowing down) a list of agents to query, and the pros-and-cons of non-traditional paths like twitter pitch contests, mentorship competitions, and writing conferences.…

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Beyond the Banana Peel: A Workshop on Writing Humor

February 22, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructors: Lisa Ellison and Debby Prum $80 Members | $87 Nonmembers Saturday, 2/22/20 | 10:00 am - 3:00 pm NOTE: Maximum number of students - 8 Quote: “If heaven exists, to know there’s laughs, that would be a great thing.” Robin Williams During this four-hour workshop, we will discuss the elements of humor, use improv exercises and film clips to demonstrate those elements and then give participants opportunities to write short humorous pieces. NOTE: Lunch break from 12:00-1:00 PM. Participants…

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Utopia and Dystopia: Writing Heaven and Hell

February 29, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Warren Rochelle $60 Members | $65 Nonmembers Saturday, 2/29/20 | 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm Utopia, the perfect society? Or, a planned, better one? Dystopia, a warning, a cautionary tale: if we don't stop doing .... there'll be hell to pay. We'll talk about utopia and dystopia, past and present, outline a statement of beliefs, then start individual stories set in the alternate world of these beliefs in action. Warren Rochelle lives and works in Fredericksburg, Virginia, where he…

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March 2020

Propelled by Story, Constrained by Truth: Exploring the Boundaries of Narrative Nonfiction

March 14, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Chris Register $60 Members | $65 Nonmembers Saturday, 3/14/20 | 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Narrative nonfiction authors face many decisions along their journey from proposal to print. Whether curating material for a historical snapshot, recreating conversations for a travelogue, or painting a scene for a memoir, the challenges are the same: where to begin, what to tell and leave out (and in what order), how much dialogue versus backstory to employ, and—of course—that elephant in the writing room: to…

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WriterHouse Winter Class Reading and Open House

March 17, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Join us for food and fun as we celebrate the writing created during the 2020 Winter Term. Fiction, nonfiction, and poetry will be represented. The event is free and open to the public and refreshments will be served. Bring friends!

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