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Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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January 2020

Literary Fiction Critique Group 2020

January 21 @ 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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Daytime Generative Writing (Will meet on-line)

January 22 @ 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

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

One event on March 25, 2020 at 9:30 am

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Sharon Harrigan $189 Members | $210 Nonmembers Wednesdays, 1/22/20 – 3/25/20 | 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 Poetry

January 22 @ 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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Evening Fiction: Short Stories — Memorable Openings

January 22 @ 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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Daytime Combo: Fiction and Creative Nonfiction

January 23 @ 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

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

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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Tupelo Teen Writing Center

January 23 @ 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

One event on February 16, 2020 at 12:00 pm

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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Open Writing Hours Today!

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

One event on January 10, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on January 17, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on January 24, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on March 13, 2020 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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Staying the Course (Class will meet online)

January 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

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) to be determined. Currently 1 meeting,  7/25/20. This is a course for committed writers who want some structure and accountability for reaching their writing…

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Fiction and the Craft of Character (This seminar is full!)

January 25 @ 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 @ 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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Open Writing Hours Today!

January 28 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on June 11, 2019 at 10:00 am

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

One event on January 7, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on January 14, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on January 21, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on January 28, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on February 4, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on February 11, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on February 18, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on February 25, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on March 3, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on March 10, 2020 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. Members are invited to 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!

January 28 @ 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

One event on January 7, 2020 at 12:00 pm

One event on January 14, 2020 at 12:00 pm

One event on January 21, 2020 at 12:00 pm

One event on January 28, 2020 at 12:00 pm

One event on January 9, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on February 4, 2020 at 12:00 pm

One event on February 11, 2020 at 12:00 pm

One event on February 18, 2020 at 12:00 pm

One event on February 25, 2020 at 12:00 pm

One event on March 10, 2020 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. Members are invited to 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 »

Evening Advanced Creative Nonfiction

January 28 @ 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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Cville YA Writers Group 2020 (April Meetings Online)

January 28 @ 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 8, 2020 at 7:00 pm

One event on April 21, 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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Daytime Generative Writing (Will meet on-line)

January 29 @ 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

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

One event on March 25, 2020 at 9:30 am

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Sharon Harrigan $189 Members | $210 Nonmembers Wednesdays, 1/22/20 – 3/25/20 | 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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Writing, Revising, Pitching: Getting Your Novel Out of the Drawer and Off to Market (Will meet online)

January 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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Evening Poetry

January 29 @ 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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Evening Fiction: Short Stories — Memorable Openings

January 29 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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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Daytime Combo: Fiction and Creative Nonfiction

January 30 @ 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

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

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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Tupelo Teen Writing Center

January 30 @ 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

One event on February 16, 2020 at 12:00 pm

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

January 31 @ 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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February 2020

The Short Long Poem

February 1 @ 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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Open Writing Hours Today!

February 4 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on June 11, 2019 at 10:00 am

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

One event on January 7, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on January 14, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on January 21, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on January 28, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on February 4, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on February 11, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on February 18, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on February 25, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on March 3, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on March 10, 2020 at 10:00 am

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
+ Google Map
Writing Hours

WriterHouse will be offering the volunteer operated Open Writing Hours today. Members are invited to 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 »

Open Writing Hours Today!

February 4 @ 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

One event on January 7, 2020 at 12:00 pm

One event on January 14, 2020 at 12:00 pm

One event on January 21, 2020 at 12:00 pm

One event on January 28, 2020 at 12:00 pm

One event on January 9, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on February 4, 2020 at 12:00 pm

One event on February 11, 2020 at 12:00 pm

One event on February 18, 2020 at 12:00 pm

One event on February 25, 2020 at 12:00 pm

One event on March 10, 2020 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. Members are invited to 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 »

Evening Advanced Creative Nonfiction

February 4 @ 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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Literary Fiction Critique Group 2020

February 4 @ 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.

Find out more »

Daytime Generative Writing (Will meet on-line)

February 5 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Wednesday, repeating until March 11, 2020

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

One event on March 25, 2020 at 9:30 am

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Sharon Harrigan $189 Members | $210 Nonmembers Wednesdays, 1/22/20 – 3/25/20 | 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…

Find out more »

Evening Poetry

February 5 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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…

Find out more »

Evening Fiction: Short Stories — Memorable Openings

February 5 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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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Daytime Combo: Fiction and Creative Nonfiction

February 6 @ 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

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

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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Tupelo Teen Writing Center

February 6 @ 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

One event on February 16, 2020 at 12:00 pm

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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First Fridays Art Opening, “What’s left” by Kiel Posner

February 7 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Join us for food, wine, and lively conversation as we celebrate the artwork of Kiel Posner. The exhibition is free and open to the public.  Posner's first solo exhibition, "What's left," is a series of epoxy-covered T-shirt paintings. The title recalls the work required to perpetually sustain the home, while also acknowledging the responsibility to maintain ourselves. Kiel Posner is a mixed media sculptor based out of Richmod, Virginia. He is currently a Virginia Museum of Fine Arts fellowship recipient…

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Science Fiction & Fantasy Critique Group

February 9 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on March 8, 2020 at 1:00 pm

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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This an opportunity for members of the Science Fiction & Fantasy group to give/receive a more detailed critique of their work than is possible in the regular group meetings. You must be a member of the group to participate in the critique sessions. No drop-ins. For more information, please email programs@writerhouse.org.

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Continuing Novel Work Group 2020

February 10 @ 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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Memoir a Month Club – Kickoff Meeting

February 10 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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This is a closed event facilitated by Leslie Middleton.

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Putting the Pen to the Page: Drafting Your Novel in One Year (Ongoing class)

February 10 @ 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 May 4, 2020 at 6:00 pm

One event on June 8, 2020 at 6:00 pm

One event on June 29, 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 - 6/29/20** | 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

February 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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Open Writing Hours Today!

February 11 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on June 11, 2019 at 10:00 am

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

One event on January 7, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on January 14, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on January 21, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on January 28, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on February 4, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on February 11, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on February 18, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on February 25, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on March 3, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on March 10, 2020 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. Members are invited to 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!

February 11 @ 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

One event on January 7, 2020 at 12:00 pm

One event on January 14, 2020 at 12:00 pm

One event on January 21, 2020 at 12:00 pm

One event on January 28, 2020 at 12:00 pm

One event on January 9, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on February 4, 2020 at 12:00 pm

One event on February 11, 2020 at 12:00 pm

One event on February 18, 2020 at 12:00 pm

One event on February 25, 2020 at 12:00 pm

One event on March 10, 2020 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. Members are invited to 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

February 11 @ 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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Daytime Generative Writing (Will meet on-line)

February 12 @ 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

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

One event on March 25, 2020 at 9:30 am

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Sharon Harrigan $189 Members | $210 Nonmembers Wednesdays, 1/22/20 – 3/25/20 | 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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Writing, Revising, Pitching: Getting Your Novel Out of the Drawer and Off to Market (Will meet online)

February 12 @ 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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Evening Poetry

February 12 @ 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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Evening Fiction: Short Stories — Memorable Openings

February 12 @ 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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Daytime Combo: Fiction and Creative Nonfiction

February 13 @ 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

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

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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Tupelo Teen Writing Center

February 13 @ 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

One event on February 16, 2020 at 12:00 pm

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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Navigating the Query Trenches: Pitches, Pitfalls, and PitMad

February 15 @ 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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Tupelo Teen Writing Center

February 16 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until March 26, 2020

One event on February 16, 2020 at 12:00 pm

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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Poets At Large 2020

February 17 @ 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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Open Writing Hours Today!

February 18 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on June 11, 2019 at 10:00 am

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

One event on January 7, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on January 14, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on January 21, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on January 28, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on February 4, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on February 11, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on February 18, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on February 25, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on March 3, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on March 10, 2020 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. Members are invited to 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!

February 18 @ 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

One event on January 7, 2020 at 12:00 pm

One event on January 14, 2020 at 12:00 pm

One event on January 21, 2020 at 12:00 pm

One event on January 28, 2020 at 12:00 pm

One event on January 9, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on February 4, 2020 at 12:00 pm

One event on February 11, 2020 at 12:00 pm

One event on February 18, 2020 at 12:00 pm

One event on February 25, 2020 at 12:00 pm

One event on March 10, 2020 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. Members are invited to 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

February 18 @ 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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Literary Fiction Critique Group 2020

February 18 @ 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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Evening Poetry

February 19 @ 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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Evening Fiction: Short Stories — Memorable Openings

February 19 @ 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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Daytime Combo: Fiction and Creative Nonfiction

February 20 @ 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

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

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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Tupelo Teen Writing Center

February 20 @ 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

One event on February 16, 2020 at 12:00 pm

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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Beyond the Banana Peel: A Workshop on Writing Humor (This workshop is full!)

February 22 @ 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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Open Writing Hours Today!

February 24 @ 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

One event on January 8, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on February 24, 2020 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. Members are invited to 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!

February 25 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on June 11, 2019 at 10:00 am

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

One event on January 7, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on January 14, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on January 21, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on January 28, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on February 4, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on February 11, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on February 18, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on February 25, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on March 3, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on March 10, 2020 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. Members are invited to 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!

February 25 @ 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

One event on January 7, 2020 at 12:00 pm

One event on January 14, 2020 at 12:00 pm

One event on January 21, 2020 at 12:00 pm

One event on January 28, 2020 at 12:00 pm

One event on January 9, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on February 4, 2020 at 12:00 pm

One event on February 11, 2020 at 12:00 pm

One event on February 18, 2020 at 12:00 pm

One event on February 25, 2020 at 12:00 pm

One event on March 10, 2020 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. Members are invited to 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

February 25 @ 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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Cville YA Writers Group 2020 (April Meetings Online)

February 25 @ 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 8, 2020 at 7:00 pm

One event on April 21, 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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Writing, Revising, Pitching: Getting Your Novel Out of the Drawer and Off to Market (Will meet online)

February 26 @ 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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Evening Poetry

February 26 @ 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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Evening Fiction: Short Stories — Memorable Openings

February 26 @ 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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Open Writing Hours Today!

February 27 @ 12:30 pm - 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. Members are invited to 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 Combo: Fiction and Creative Nonfiction

February 27 @ 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

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

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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Tupelo Teen Writing Center

February 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 March 26, 2020

One event on February 16, 2020 at 12:00 pm

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

February 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

February 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 May 29, 2020 at 6:30 pm

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

One event on July 24, 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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Staying the Course (Class will meet online)

February 29 @ 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

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) to be determined. Currently 1 meeting,  7/25/20. This is a course for committed writers who want some structure and accountability for reaching their writing…

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Utopia and Dystopia: Writing Heaven and Hell

February 29 @ 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

Continuing Novel Work Group 2020

March 2 @ 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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Open Writing Hours Today!

March 3 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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One event on June 11, 2019 at 10:00 am

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

One event on January 7, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on January 14, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on January 21, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on January 28, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on February 4, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on February 11, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on February 18, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on February 25, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on March 3, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on March 10, 2020 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. Members are invited to 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

March 3 @ 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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Literary Fiction Critique Group 2020

March 3 @ 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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Daytime Generative Writing (Will meet on-line)

March 4 @ 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

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

One event on March 25, 2020 at 9:30 am

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Sharon Harrigan $189 Members | $210 Nonmembers Wednesdays, 1/22/20 – 3/25/20 | 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 Poetry

March 4 @ 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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Evening Fiction: Short Stories — Memorable Openings

March 4 @ 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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Tupelo Teen Writing Center

March 5 @ 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

One event on February 16, 2020 at 12:00 pm

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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Daytime Generative Writing (Will meet on-line)

March 6 @ 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

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

One event on March 25, 2020 at 9:30 am

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Sharon Harrigan $189 Members | $210 Nonmembers Wednesdays, 1/22/20 – 3/25/20 | 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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Science Fiction & Fantasy Critique Group

March 8 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on March 8, 2020 at 1:00 pm

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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This an opportunity for members of the Science Fiction & Fantasy group to give/receive a more detailed critique of their work than is possible in the regular group meetings. You must be a member of the group to participate in the critique sessions. No drop-ins. For more information, please email programs@writerhouse.org.

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Open Writing Hours Today!

March 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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Putting the Pen to the Page: Drafting Your Novel in One Year (Ongoing class)

March 9 @ 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 May 4, 2020 at 6:00 pm

One event on June 8, 2020 at 6:00 pm

One event on June 29, 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 - 6/29/20** | 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

March 9 @ 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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Open Writing Hours Today!

March 10 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on June 11, 2019 at 10:00 am

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

One event on January 7, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on January 14, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on January 21, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on January 28, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on February 4, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on February 11, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on February 18, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on February 25, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on March 3, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on March 10, 2020 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. Members are invited to come in and enjoy a nice quiet place to write, meet with your writer friends, and have a cup of coffee on the house. Want to see more open hours? We do too! Become a volunteer for WriterHouse today to help us promote the creation and appreciation of the literary arts in your community.

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Open Writing Hours Today!

March 10 @ 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

One event on January 7, 2020 at 12:00 pm

One event on January 14, 2020 at 12:00 pm

One event on January 21, 2020 at 12:00 pm

One event on January 28, 2020 at 12:00 pm

One event on January 9, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on February 4, 2020 at 12:00 pm

One event on February 11, 2020 at 12:00 pm

One event on February 18, 2020 at 12:00 pm

One event on February 25, 2020 at 12:00 pm

One event on March 10, 2020 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. Members are invited to 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 Generative Writing (Will meet on-line)

March 11 @ 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

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

One event on March 25, 2020 at 9:30 am

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Sharon Harrigan $189 Members | $210 Nonmembers Wednesdays, 1/22/20 – 3/25/20 | 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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Writing, Revising, Pitching: Getting Your Novel Out of the Drawer and Off to Market (Will meet online)

March 11 @ 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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Evening Fiction: Short Stories — Memorable Openings

March 11 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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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Tupelo Teen Writing Center

March 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

One event on February 16, 2020 at 12:00 pm

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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Open Writing Hours Today!

March 13 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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

One event on January 10, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on January 17, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on January 24, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on March 13, 2020 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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Daytime Combo: Fiction and Creative Nonfiction

March 13 @ 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

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

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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Propelled by Story, Constrained by Truth: Exploring the Boundaries of Narrative Nonfiction (POSTPONED!)

March 14 @ 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 facility closed

March 16 @ 8:00 am - April 30 @ 5:00 pm
WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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WriterHouse is closed to facilitate social distancing due to the coronavirus pandemic. Contact programs@writerhouse.org or call (434) 296-1922 for more information.

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WriterHouse Winter Class Reading and Open House (CANCELLED!)

March 17 @ 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! Due to concerns about Coronavirus and out of an abundance of caution, WriterHouse has cancelled the Winter Class Reading. We want our writing community to enjoy continued good health!  We hope to offer Winter Term students the opportunity to read during…

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Daytime Generative Writing (Will meet on-line)

March 25 @ 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

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One event on March 25, 2020 at 9:30 am

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Sharon Harrigan $189 Members | $210 Nonmembers Wednesdays, 1/22/20 – 3/25/20 | 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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Staying the Course (Class will meet online)

March 28 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 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 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

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) to be determined. Currently 1 meeting,  7/25/20. This is a course for committed writers who want some structure and accountability for reaching their writing…

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Evening Creative Nonfiction (THIS CLASS HAS BEEN CANCELLED!)

March 31 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Brendan Wolfe $189 Members | $210 Nonmembers Tuesdays, 3/31/20 – 5/19/20 | 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm In this workshop, we'll critique student writing in addition to considering samples of a few published selections. We’ll consider essays and memoir as a distinctive genre, with the goal of moving from the chin-strokingly philosophical—"What is a true story?" "Is it memoir or mem-wah?"—to the more practical: "How should this story be told?" "How do I convince my readers to share my…

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