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

April 2021

WriterHouse Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror/Speculative Fiction Writers Group (Virtual Meetings)

April 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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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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Advanced Fiction: Planning Your Plot Roller Coaster – Ongoing class

April 13 @ 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Tuesday and Thursday, repeating until May 13, 2021

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Kristie Smeltzer $189 Members | $210 Nonmembers Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3/23/21 – 5/13/21 | 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm Prerequisite: Students are required to submit a chapter or story for instructor review prior to acceptance to the class. A hallmark of good fiction is that it keeps readers turning the page, eager to see what happens next. As writers, we know that what needs to look effortless doesn't always come so easily. Creating a compelling plot that manages to…

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Cville YA Writers Group (Online meetings)

April 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on April 27, 2021 at 7:00 pm

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One event on May 25, 2021 at 7:00 pm

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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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Tell Your Story: Launch and Sustain Your Creative Writing Project (multi-genre) – Ongoing class

April 14 @ 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Monday and Wednesday, repeating until May 12, 2021

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Deborah Harris $189 Members | $210 Nonmembers Mondays and Wednesdays, 3/22/21 – 5/12/21 | 1:00 pm – 2:15 pm Do you have a story inside, waiting to be told? Are you struggling to begin? To keep going? To figure out where you'll end up? Welcome to the writing life. Come to this workshop and launch yourself into it. Share your work with supportive, thoughtful classmates. Discuss the fundamentals of writing — narrative, structure, point-of-view, voice — and how they…

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Advanced Poetry Workshop: Poetry as Anchor – Ongoing class

April 14 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until May 12, 2021

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Joanna Currey $189 Members | $210 Nonmembers Wednesdays, 3/24/21 – 5/12/21 | 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm This class will focus primarily on sharing and workshopping participant writing. It will also include close reading and analysis of the kinds of poems we keep coming back to—poems that are bright lights in times of trouble and poems that serve as anchors throughout every season of life. This class will include prompts based on the readings and opportunities for participants to…

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Earning That Creative License: A Generative Class for Nonfiction Writers – Ongoing class

April 15 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until May 27, 2021

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Jody Hobbs Hesler $150 Members | $165 Nonmembers Thursdays, 3/25/21 – 5/27/21 | 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm (Ten-week class) Emphasizing the “create” in creative nonfiction, this generative writing class will employ exercises to help creative nonfiction writers dig deeper into hard to recreate real-life scenes. Students will explore techniques more often associated with fiction writing to fully embody and envision motivations, conversations, behaviors, and backstories about which limited or no factual information exists. In-class exercises can help spark…

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Poets At Large 2020 (Meeting online)

April 19 @ 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 June 21, 2021

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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Exit Strategies: How to End a Poem (This seminar is full!)

April 24 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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One event on April 25, 2021 at 10:00 am

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Chet'la Sebree $60 Members | $65 Nonmembers Session One: Saturday, April 24, 10:00 am – 11:30 am Session Two: Sunday, April 25, 10:00 am - 11:30 am A poem is only as strong as all of its parts—the opening, the language, the imagery, the closing. Even though that is the case, the end of a poem is the final image or idea with which readers are left. How do you determine how to end a poem and what a…

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Staying the Course (Online class)

April 24 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Jody Hobbs Hesler $260 Members | $289 Nonmembers Every other Saturday for eleven months, 9/19/20 - 7/24/21 | 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm This course is designed for writers charting their way through longer projects, such as novels, memoirs, story collections, etc., but it could also work for writers who are simply working toward a more disciplined writing practice. In this class, we will set broad goals for the year and more specific targets for each next class meeting; discuss…

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Middle Grade, Young Adult, Adult: What’s the best fit for your SciFi/Fantasy novel idea?

April 24 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Emily Thiede $40 Members | $45 Nonmembers Saturday, April 24, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Can you curse in YA? How long are MG novels? Are dragons "in" or "out?" If my main character is 17 years old, can my book still be for adults? What does "crossover" mean? In recent years, the publishing world has drawn some clear lines (and some less clear lines) between age-categories, so how can writers decide where their book idea might belong? In…

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Dabblers Group (Online meetings)

April 26 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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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 (Year-long class) – Accepting applications

April 28 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on December 15, 2021 at 6:30 pm

One event on December 29, 2021 at 6:30 pm

One event on January 12, 2022 at 6:30 pm

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Randall Klein$1349* Members | $1349* NonmembersSelect Wednesdays 4/28/21 – 1/12/22 | 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM*Payment plans of $322 per quarter will be available to students accepted into this program. NOTE: This 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, Pitching" is a class for people who…

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The Storytellers (Virtual meetings)

April 30 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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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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Memoir Writing Marathon

April 30 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 9:30 am on day Last of the month, repeating until December 25, 2020

An event every month that begins at 9:30 am on day Last of the month, repeating until June 25, 2021

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

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May 2021

Putting the Pen to the Page: Drafting Your Novel in One Year (Online class) – This class is full

May 4 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Kristen-Paige Madonia $1,399* Members | $1,399* Nonmembers Select Tuesdays, 1/5/21 - 8/31/21** | 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM *Payment plans will be available to students accepted into this program. 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 published author at an MFA-level of instruction as they write their way through the…

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