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Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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March 2016

Creative Nonfiction Workshop

March 28, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Monday, repeating until May 16, 2016

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Amanda Korman Cost: $189.00 Members | $210.00 Non-Members 8 Mondays, March 28 -May 16, 2016 | 2:00 PM-4:30 PM LIMITED TO 11 STUDENTS. We will explore how the craft of writing enables us to tell our stories, investigate the subjects that interest us, and capture, as Joan Didion says, "what it was to be me." Participants will sample the diverse canon of creative nonfiction, write their own nonfiction, and discuss classmates' work in a supportive workshop setting. Amanda Korman…

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Crafting Your Best Short Story

March 28, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Monday, repeating until May 16, 2016

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: BettyJoyce Nash Cost: $189.00 Members | $210.00 Non-Members 8 Mondays, March 28 -May 16, 2016 | 6:30 PM-9:00 PM LIMITED TO 11 STUDENTS. Great stories often bubble up from real life—conversations we overhear and scenes we witness—but it’s up to the writer’s imagination to invent the circumstances and characters that give rise to a satisfying short story. What makes a first paragraph memorable? How do characters come to life on the page? When might dialogue serve a story better…

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Advanced Children’s Picture Book Writing

March 30, 2016 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Wednesday, repeating until May 18, 2016

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Anne Marie Pace and Hannah Barnaby COST: $189.00 MEMBERS | $210.00 NON-MEMBERS 8 WEDNESDAYS, MARCH 30 -MAY 18, 2016 | 10:30 AM-1:00 PM LIMITED TO 11 STUDENTS. Writing picture book texts -- whether or not you are also an illustrator -- requires us to think in pictures as well as words. In this course, we will deepen and develop our understanding of elements of classic and current picture books through the study of mentor texts, examine the relationship between…

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Evening Poetry Workshop

March 30, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until May 18, 2016

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Douglas Nordfors Cost: $189.00 Members | $210.00 Non-Members 8 Wednesdays, March 30 -May 18, 2016 | 6:30 PM-9:00 PM SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE This class will be a “user-friendly” workshop for beginning or experienced poets. Through the examples of their own work, participants will discuss two classic approaches: poems in which style, content, and form (free verse or otherwise) "click into place," and poems that work upon the reader in a more mysterious way. The class will be free to evolve…

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Evening Nonfiction Workshop

March 30, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until May 18, 2016

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Jay Kauffmann Cost: $189.00 Members | $210.00 Non-Members 8 Wednesdays, March 30 -May 18, 2016 | 6:30 PM-9:00 PM LIMITED TO 11 STUDENTS. This workshop will explore the essential elements of creative nonfiction, such as sensory imagery, metaphoric language, distinctive voice, dramatic arc, and focused theme. Participants will discuss essays and memoir pieces submitted to the group. In addition, there will be readings and in-class exercises that address pertinent craft issues. There will also be opportunities to consider non-craft…

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April 2016

The Psychology of Your Characters

April 9, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Matt Procino Cost: $60.00 Members | $65.00 Non-Members Saturday, April 09, 2016 | 10:00 AM-2:00 PM LIMITED TO 11 STUDENTS. Do you have a character who just doesn’t make sense? Or, is perhaps too recalcitrant, disrupting the flow of your writing? Send her or him to the shrink! Our characters are extremely complicated people. Sometimes too complicated. Once the writer loses track of what’s going on in that person’s head, the reader is not far behind. This single-session seminar…

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The Personal Essay Workshop

April 16, 2016 @ 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Jay Varner Cost: $60.00 Members | $65.00 Non-Members Saturday, April 16, 2016 | 9:30 AM-1:30 PM LIMITED TO 11 STUDENTS. The personal essay is the most malleable form of creative nonfiction. Dramatic, emotional, and inquisitive, the personal essay relies upon the writing skills of a storyteller and the critical thinking of a lawyer. Learn how to present real people, actions, and ideas into a clear, reasoned essay that leaves a reader with a lasting impression. We’ll look at examples…

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First Person Confrontations

April 23, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Andrew Martin Cost: $60.00 Members | $65.00 Non-Members Saturday, April 23, 2016 | 1:00 PM-5:00 PM LIMITED TO 11 STUDENTS. We want to write fiction, but we also want to write about ourselves. Is it possible to do both while being honest and entertaining? What does it mean to turn yourself into a fictional character? In this seminar, we’ll explore the work of writers, mostly contemporary, who consciously blur the line between their real and fictional selves, and we’ll…

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Secrets to Writing Every Day

April 24, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Joan Mazza Cost: $50.00 Members | $60.00 Non-Members Sunday, April 24, 2016 | 1:00 PM-4:00 PM LIMITED TO 16 STUDENTS. Whether you write a blog, journal, poetry, fiction, or memoir, you can develop habits for writing every day and find the time to do so. In this seminar, we'll discuss strategies to stay in your “writing mind,” how to catch ideas and track them, and how as little as fifteen minutes a day can keep you writing. We’ll do…

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Seminar: Writing from Life

April 30, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Rebecca Taylor Cost: $60.00 Members | $65.00 Non-Members Saturday, April 30, 2016 | 1:00 PM-5:00 PM LIMITED TO 11 STUDENTS. We may write fiction, nonfiction, or poetry. We may call it “real” or imagined. Still—whether sometimes, often, or always—we create with the material of life. This half-day seminar will be an opportunity for writers of all genres to engage, through readings, exercises, and in-depth discussions, with the questions—creative, technical, psychological, ethical—we may face when writing from life. How do…

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May 2016

Inside the Writer’s Studio

May 1, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Inside the Writer’s Studio with Desiree Cooper and Jenny Gardiner For May’s IWS event, we’ll tackle writing and parenthood. WriterHouse’s Inside the Writer’s Studio is not a reading—it’s a brunch-time brain massage for writers. Join us for a fun and engaging discussion by writers for writers about any and all aspects of writing. Our April event will be on Sunday, May 1, 2016 at 11:00 AM, with WriterHouse hosting Desiree Cooper and Jenny Gardiner. They’ll be discussing how to write…

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Book Reviewing 101- Cancelled

May 1, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Jody Hobbs Hesler Cost: $50.00 Members | $60.00 Non-Members Sunday, May 01, 2016 | 1:00 PM-4:00 PM LIMITED TO 11 STUDENTS. Book reviewing is a great way to get your work in print. The same journals that get hundreds of fiction submissions per issue often struggle to find enough reviewers. Book Reviewing 101 is all about the basics. Through discussion of sample reviews and resource materials, we will generate review writing guidelines, discuss a spectrum of style standards and…

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Open Writing Hours Today

May 12, 2016 @ 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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The DNA of Writing: Tracing Our Poetic Migrations- Cancelled

May 14, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructors: Claire Millikin and Mark Raymond Cost: $60.00 Members | $65.00 Non-Members This course has been cancelled. LIMITED TO 11 STUDENTS. The language we use every day has been called “fossil poetry.” There’s a hidden creativity at the root of words, in their etymologies and in their passing from speaker to speaker, from one generation to the next. Some words we carry with us. Others we travel to find ourselves using. Can common words surprise us with new discoveries? Can…

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Making Sense of Websites for Writers

May 14, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Ben Eppard Cost: $60.00 Members | $65.00 Non-Members Saturday, May 14, 2016 | 1:00 PM-5:00 PM LIMITED TO 11 STUDENTS. Do you wonder what kind of website would work best for you as a writer? There is an increasing number of possibilities from DIY platforms to paid services, and it can be disorienting. We’ll establish a clear vision for your web space, consider best practices for the web, and explore the different options available to you. This workshop is…

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Essential Summer Reads

May 14, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Summer Reads
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Evening Nonfiction Workshop

May 18, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Jay Kauffmann Cost: $189.00 Members | $210.00 Non-Members 8 Wednesdays, March 30 -May 18, 2016 | 6:30 PM-9:00 PM LIMITED TO 11 STUDENTS. This workshop will explore the essential elements of creative nonfiction, such as sensory imagery, metaphoric language, distinctive voice, dramatic arc, and focused theme. Participants will discuss essays and memoir pieces submitted to the group. In addition, there will be readings and in-class exercises that address pertinent craft issues. There will also be opportunities to consider non-craft…

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Open Writing Hours Today

May 22, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 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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Spring Reading and Birthday Celebration

May 24, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Birthday Invite

WriterHouse is celebrating our 8th Birthday! Join us for readings and refreshments on May 24th! As a special gift, until the 25th, for every 8 dollars donated, a generous donor will match it with an additional $8! You can double your support for the literary arts in the Charlottesville community for a limited time.

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Open Writing Hours Today

May 25, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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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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Fundamentals of Screenwriting

May 25, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until June 29, 2016

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Scenewriting

Instructor: Michael Cordell Cost: $150.00 Members | $165.00 Non-Members 6 Wednesdays, May 25 -June 29, 2016 | 6:30 PM-9:00 PM Limited to 11 students. Learn the fundamentals of screenwriting to increase the odds of getting your script read. This six-week class covers key elements of screenwriting, including story structure, character development, dialogue, and exposition. We'll talk about how Hollywood thinks (to the extent that anyone knows how Hollywood thinks), and the class will also be encouraged to submit a story…

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Advanced Nonfiction Workshop

May 31, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Tuesday, repeating until July 5, 2016

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Jay Varner Cost: $150.00 Members | $165.00 Non-Members 6 Tuesdays, May 31 -July 05, 2016 | 10:00 AM-12:30 PM Limited to 11 students. In this advanced workshop, you’ll have a chance to work on either revisions or new material. Along the way, we’ll read select craft essays and examples of successful creative nonfiction. However, the primary focus will be on your writing—not just larger concerns like structure and development, but also more focused issues like sentence structure and word…

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Daytime Poetry Workshop

May 31, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until July 5, 2016

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Douglas Nordfors Cost: $150.00 Members | $165.00 Non-Members 6 Tuesdays, May 31 -July 05, 2016 | 1:00 PM-3:30 PM Limited to 11 students. This class will be a “user-friendly” workshop for beginning or experienced poets. Through the examples of their own work, participants will discuss two classic approaches: poems in which style, content, and form (free verse or otherwise) "click into place," and poems that work upon the reader in a more mysterious way. The class will be free…

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Advanced Poetry Workshop

May 31, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until July 5, 2016

One event on July 19, 2016 at 6:30pm

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: John Most Cost: $150.00 Members | $165.00 Non-Members 6 Tuesdays, May 31 -July 05, 2016 | 6:30 PM-9:00 PM Limited to 11 students. Each week we will bring in poems to discuss. In our discussions, we will focus on construction and revision practices in relation to the broader vision and poetic approaches of the individual poets in the group. There will be optional writing suggestions each week. Each poet will receive written and verbal feedback from the instructor. Previous…

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Evening Fiction Workshop

May 31, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until July 5, 2016

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Kristie Smeltzer Cost: $150.00 Members | $165.00 Non-Members 6 Tuesdays, May 31 -July 05, 2016 | 6:30 PM-9:00 PM Limited to 11 students. In this workshop, we’re going to read and write a-go-go. We’ll look at examples of successful fiction from writers’ works similar to what you’re doing, and we will write, rewrite, and constructively critique to our hearts’ content. This workshop will also have a special focus on writing action. A story needs a plot, and often that…

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June 2016

Evening Nonfiction Workshop

June 1, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until July 7, 2016

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Jay Kauffmann Cost: $150.00 Members | $165.00 Non-Members 6 Wednesdays, June 01 -July 06, 2016 | 6:30 PM-9:00 PM Limited to 11 students. This workshop will explore the essential elements of creative nonfiction, such as sensory imagery, metaphoric language, distinctive voice, dramatic arc, and focused theme. Participants will discuss essays and memoir pieces submitted to the group. In addition, there will be readings and in-class exercises that address pertinent craft issues. There will also be opportunities to consider non-craft…

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Plotting Your Young Adult Novel

June 4, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Hannah Barnaby Cost: $50.00 Members | $60.00 Non-Members 1 Saturdays, June 04, 2016 | 10:00 AM-12:00 PM Limited to 10 students. The best young adult novels balance compelling characters with engaging plots, but most of us aren't equally comfortable with both. If you're drawn to characters first and plotting second--or if you love plotting but can't seem to get all the way from beginning to end--this two-hour seminar will help you regain that balance and move forward with your…

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Cancelled- Perfect Pitch: Getting Your Stories Published

June 4, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Jim Travisano

Instructor: Jim Travisano Cost: $60.00 Members | $65.00 Non-Members Saturday, June 04, 2016 | 1:00 PM-4:00 PM Limited to 11 students. Breaking into the world of professional freelance writing can be challenging, but there are literally thousands of opportunities at your fingertips right now. In this workshop, we will explore ways to break into the game and succeed as a professional writer. Bring your wildest hopes and dreams, and we will work together to translate those dreams into reality. Jim…

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Cancelled: Shakespeare’s Comedy

June 5, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Robert Wray Cost: $50.00 Members | $60.00 Non-Members 1 Sundays, June 05, 2016 | 1:00 PM-4:00 PM Limited to 11 students. In this seminar we'll examine the dramaturgy of William Shakespeare, with a focus on his wondrous comedy TWELFTH NIGHT. Within the microcosm of this work, we'll look at how Shakespeare created character, developed story, and used language to fabricate a hilarious and yet heartbreaking world. In addition, we'll ask ourselves what this play teaches us about the writer's…

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Advanced Fiction Workshop

June 6, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Monday, repeating until July 18, 2016

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Kristie Smeltzer Cost: $150.00 Members | $165.00 Non-Members 6 Mondays, June 06 -July 18, 2016 | 6:30 PM-9:00 PM Limited to 11 students. This workshop-heavy class will provide writers at least three opportunities to have a full class workshop. Students will have one-on-one feedback sessions with both instructor and classmates. Participants are required to have fiction work ready to workshop at the outset of class or be able to produce material week-to-week. Students will be asked to write, read,…

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Open Writing Hours Today!

June 8, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Wednesday, repeating until March 27, 2017

One event on March 27, 2017 at 10:00am

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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Writing as a Way to Heal

June 11, 2016 @ 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Rosalyn Berne Cost: $60.00 Members | $65.00 Non-Members 1 Saturdays, June 11, 2016 | 9:30 AM-1:30 PM Limited to 11 students. Whether it's the heart that is broken, the mind that is in anguish, or a bodily ailment that taxes our sense of being as a healthy, whole self, writing can help us to become sound again. Many people journal as a way to heal, as a private dialogue within one's self. This workshop will focus instead on writing…

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Travel Writing I

June 11, 2016 @ 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Jeanne Siler Cost: $60.00 Members | $65.00 Non-Members Saturday, June 11, 2016 | 10:30 AM-2:30 PM Write compelling and engaging travel narratives (personal essays, articles, or memoir pieces), which combine the eye of a journalist with the flair of a storyteller. In-class readings and exercises will address pertinent craft issues, and we'll also discuss the practical matters of how to submit your work for publication. Registration Non-members $67.00 USD Members $62.00 USD Student Name Student Email

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Ask a Publisher

June 11, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Bob Friedman Cost: $50.00 Members | $60.00 Non-Members 1 Saturdays, June 11, 2016 | 1:00 PM-4:00 PM Limited to 11 students. Book publishing is a business. You may have the most amazing book in the world, but if it doesn't appeal to publishers, you may never see it in print. In this seminar, we'll explore how writers can learn to understand the world of publishing and how and why publishers choose to publish what they do. You'll have the…

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Open Writing Hours Today!

June 11, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 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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Travel Writing II

June 12, 2016 @ 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States

Instructor: Jeanne Siler $60 Members | $65 Nonmembers Sunday, June 12, 2016 | 10:30AM-2:30PM This follow-up seminar builds on Travel Writing I with the opportunity to workshop individual pieces for class members. We will also scrutinize writers’ guidelines, submission practices, pitches and query letters. Open to those who have completed any previous WriterHouse Travel Writing class, or with permission of the instructor. Registration Non-members $67.00 USD Members $62.00 USD Student Name Student Email

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Science Fiction & Fantasy Group Meet

June 13, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Meeting of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writing Group. 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…

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Solitude and Poetry

June 18, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Nathaniel Perry Cost: $60.00 Members | $65.00 Non-Members 1 Saturdays, June 18, 2016 | 10:00 AM-2:00 PM Limited to 11 students. In this seminar, we will contemplate the ways we are alone with and in poems. What do we mean when we want 'space' or 'time' to write? To make good art, should we be in touch more with ourselves or with others? How can our poems replicate those places of rich solitude? To parse out some of these…

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Open Writing Hours Today!

June 22, 2016 @ 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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Workshopping 101- Session 2

June 23, 2016 @ 6:30 am - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30am on Thursday, repeating until July 7, 2016

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Kristie Smeltzer Cost: $75.00 Members | $82.00 Non-Members 3 Thursdays, June 23 -July 07, 2016 | 6:30 PM-8:30 PM CANCELLED Workshopping is critical to good writing. This 3-week class focused on providing top-notch oral and written feedback in workshops will help students at all levels hone their workshopping skills. Participants will hear about workshop writers’ preferences and feedback best practices. The class includes a mock workshop with feedback about your oral and written contributions as well as an actual…

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Improv Techniques to Improve Writing

June 25, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Deborah Prum and Joel Jones Cost: $60.00 Members | $65.00 Non-Members 1 Saturdays, June 25, 2016 | 10:00 AM-2:00 PM CANCELLED Join Joel Jones (Big Blue Door) and Deborah Prum (Still Mountain Bookworks) for a hands-on workshop in using improv techniques to improve your writing. Through guided exercises, this class will foster the care, nurturing and management of ideas. You'll create characters who leap off of the page as you play with original scenes and situations. Deborah M. Prum's…

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July 2016

Steamy: The Sex Scene

July 10, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Betty Joyce Nash Cost: $60.00 Members | $65.00 Non-Members 1 Sundays, July 10, 2016 | 1:00 PM-5:00 PM Limited to 11 students. The Sex Scene. Everybody has sex, but it's hard to satisfy characters' urges on the page. Close readings of sex scenes and specific prompts can push writers to take risks by learning intimate details of characters' sex lives. As always the secrets to good sex in literary fiction aren't secrets, they're the basics of any scene: firm…

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Summer Camp Session 1

July 11, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 1:00pm, repeating until July 15, 2016

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Camp Photo 2014

Creative Writing Camp for Kids Session I: Monday-Friday, July 11-July 15, 2016 | 1:00 – 5:00pm Session 1 Camps: Grades 3-5: Story Camp with Terry Levinson All of us need to discover the power of our words and have an avenue for expression. During this fun week of camp, we start by creating personal journals (oh, the messes we will make!), then fill them with our poetry and writing, photos, “poefitti” and art. To perk our inner writers, we host…

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Summer Class Reading and Celebration

July 12, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Join us for a reading by the summer session students!

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Open Writing Hours Today!

July 16, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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One event on August 13, 2016 at 2:00pm

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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Summer Camp Session 2

July 18, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 1:00pm, repeating until July 22, 2016

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Creative Writing Camp for Kids Session II: Monday-Friday, July 18-July 22, 2016 | 1:00 -5:00pm Session 2 Camps: Grades 3-5 with Robin Albertson-Wren Come enjoy a week immersed in poetry! We will be reading poems, studying various styles and creating our own. We will be inspired by stories in verse, local artists, and downtown venues and even by making homemade ice cream! Grades 6-8: Writing Circle with Erin James During this week, young writers will explore the craft and fun…

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August 2016

Sea Lanes Out: Traveling the Path of Poetry

August 1, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until August 5, 2016

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Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Sea Lanes Out: Traveling the Path of Poetry Instructor: Jasmine Bailey Cost: $139 Members | $147 Non-members August 01 -August 05, 2016 | 10:00 AM-12:30 PM In this week-long intensive session designed to deepen and broaden the skills of practicing writers, we will read and discuss poetry by masters well-known and new to you, play with writing prompts, engage in the world outside of the studio, and read and workshop one another’s poems. Major themes we will discuss are political…

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Introduction to Scrivener

August 1, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Introduction to Scrivener Instructor: Matt Procino Monday, August 1, 6:30 PM-8:00 PM Cost: $0 Members | $15 Non-members This Seminar is Now Sold Out. To be placed on the wait list, email programs@writerhouse.org Scrivener writing software was designed to provide authors with a single, inexpensive program for storing research, organizing, writing, and publishing written works. If you are trying to write a novel, screen play, or nonfiction with MS Word, you're missing out! (All the more if you are a…

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Writing Small Action: Characterization

August 2, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Writing Small Action: Characterization through Facial Expression, Body Language, and Gesture Instructor: Kristie Smeltzer Tuesday, August 2, 2016, 6:00 PM-8:00 PM Cost: $40 Members | $50 Non-members This seminar focuses on characterization and showing of small action—namely those important non-verbal cues we give each other constantly that enhance the meaning of what we say and do. We’ll read examples of successful small action descriptions, practice intentional observation of each other to capture those characterizing details, and discuss how and when…

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Plot Your Novel with Screenwriting Techniques

August 3, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States

Plot Your Novel with Screenwriting Techniques Instructor: Meredith Cole Members: $40 Nonmembers: $50 Wednesday, August 3, 6:00 PM-8:30 PM. Learn some tips and tricks from screenwriting to help your novel stay on track and keep your reader turning the pages to find out what is going to happen next. Meredith Cole has Master’s in film and video production from American University and directed feature films before turning to novel writing. She has several books in a mystery series published by…

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The Narrative Moment: When/Where to Start Your Story

August 4, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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The Narrative Moment: When/Where to Start Your Story Instructor: Kristie Smeltzer Thursday, August 4, 2016, 6:00 PM-8:00 PM Cost: $40 Members | $50 Non-members This seminar is all about timing. Where a story begins—whether it be a short story, novel, or creative nonfiction work, determines whether you grab your reader’s attention. We’ll look at a series of successful beginnings and look at commonalities. Seminar discussion with center on what the narrative moment is and how writers choose wisely when and…

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Poets Support Society Meeting

August 9, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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A group for poets who wish to share their work in a constructive and supportive environment.

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Tupelo Teen Writing Center Meeting

August 11, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Thursday, repeating until May 4, 2017

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
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To foster, discover, and develop emerging writers, and connect them as a part of the larger writing community, facilitate their ability to  take advantage of our local literary resources,  and develop resources where they are needed. To announce to and through support of our youth that writing is as important as sports fields, theaters, art galleries and centers, and skating rinks… To learn more, please see the Tupelo Teen Writing Center 

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Open Writing Hours Today

August 16, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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One event on April 18, 2017 at 10:00am

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
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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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Poets Support Society

August 30, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on September 13, 2016 at 7:00pm

One event on November 15, 2016 at 7:00pm

One event on November 29, 2016 at 7:00pm

One event on December 6, 2016 at 7:00pm

One event on December 13, 2016 at 7:00pm

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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We are a group of poets gathering in support of each other and our creative work for community, camaraderie, and feedback on creative work. Please check the calendar for specific meeting dates. Send questions to Erika Castillo acdeere gmail com

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September 2016

Barrier-Free Event

September 8, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Art Opening with Steven Keach

September 9, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Join us for an art opening with Steven Keach. Steve Keach spent the seventies seeking enlightenment and love, in roughly that order. After that, he earned degrees vaguely related to the things he enjoyed, and worked at jobs that were sometimes fulfilling, and sometimes stressful. These days he is much happier painting and writing. He began drawing as a toddler and never quite lost interest. In college he took drawing classes and heard a professor say: “Very few if any…

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Open Writing Hours Today!

September 14, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Writing Hours

WriterHouse will be offering the volunteer operated Open Writing Hours today. Come in and enjoy a nice quiet place to write, meet with your writer friends, and have a cup of coffee on the house. Want to see more open hours? We do too! Become a volunteer for WriterHouse today to help us promote the creation and appreciation of the literary arts in your community.

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Planning Your Memoir

September 17, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Sharon Harrigan Cost: $40 Members | $50 Non-members Saturday, September 17, 2016 | 10:00 AM-12:00 PM Generative Memoir Seminar In this seminar, we will discuss the basic tools you’ll need to write engaging and vivid stories about your life. We’ll read short examples of writers who use these tools effectively, then we’ll write our own in-class exercises. We’ll cover: --How to figure out which part of your life you want to write about and what the story arc is…

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Writing Your Young Adult Novel

September 19, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Monday, repeating until November 21, 2016

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Hannah Barnaby Cost: $189 Members | $210 Non-members 8 Mondays, September 19 -November 21, 2016 | 6:30 PM-9:00 PM When you hear "young adult novels," do you think of vampires, tragic love stories and teen angst? The YA genre encompasses this and so much more. This course will explore questions of craft and current trends in the marketplace. Writing exercises will clarify and re-energize student work. After 8 weeks, students will have a fully revised first chapter and deeper…

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Advanced Fiction: Voice and Character Development

September 19, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Monday, repeating until November 21, 2016

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Kristie Smeltzer Cost: $189 Members | $210 Non-members 8 Mondays, September 19 -November 07, 2016 | 6:30 PM-9:00 PM This workshop-heavy class will provide writers at least three opportunities to have a full class workshop. Students will have one-on-one feedback sessions with both instructor and classmates. Participants are required to have fiction work ready to workshop at the outset of class or be able to produce material week-to-week. Students will be asked to write, read, and provide feedback to…

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Writing with an Open Heart

September 20, 2016 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Tuesday, repeating until November 8, 2016

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Lisa Ellison Cost: $189 Members | $210 Non-members 8 Tuesdays, September 20 -November 08, 2016 | 9:30 AM-12:00 PM As writers develop a steady practice, feelings emerge, stories from the past surface, and patterns become clear. But how do you write with an open heart in the face of judgements or emotional pain? This class will teach writers how to develop self-compassion, address instances of doubt that threaten to derail projects, and make sense of the judgments that arise…

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Writer’s Eye with WriterHouse

September 20, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until November 8, 2016

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Jody Hobbs Hesler Cost: $189 Members | $210 Non-members 8 Tuesdays, September 20 -November 08, 2016 | 1:00 PM-3:00 PM Celebrate a local literary tradition! UVA’s Fralin Art Museum hosts its 30th annual Writer’s Eye competition this year. The museum selects artworks from its collection to create a special Writer’s Eye exhibit of pieces meant to inspire prose and poetry. Contestants compete in age categories from elementary school students through adults. Join two-time winner Jody Hobbs Hesler to tour…

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Writing in Response to Cancer

September 20, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until November 8, 2016

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Cora Schenberg and Carolyn O'neal Cost: $189 Members | $210 Non-members 8 Tuesdays, September 20 -November 08, 2016 | 1:00 PM-3:00 PM A Class for Patients, Survivors and Caregivers. Cancer may be viewed as an embodiment of chaos. When it strikes, it wreaks havoc on our lives and those of our loved ones. In contrast, writing gives us the chance to create order, in the form of stories, poems, blogs, journal entries, etc. Cora Schenberg and Carolyn O’Neal, writers…

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Advanced Poetry – Class is Full!

September 20, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until November 8, 2016

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: John Most Cost: $189 Members | $210 Non-member Each week we will bring in poems to discuss. In our discussions, we will focus on construction and revision practices in relation to the broader vision and poetic approaches of the individual poets in the group. There will be optional writing suggestions each week. Each poet will receive written and verbal feedback from the instructor. Previous workshop experience is a requirement. John Most earned his PhD in media philosophy from the…

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Writing Children’s Picture Books

September 21, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Wednesday, repeating until November 9, 2016

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructors: Anne Marie Pace and Hannah Barnaby Cost: $189 Members | $210 Non-members 8 Wednesdays, September 21 -November 09, 2016 | 10:00 AM-12:30PM Picture books are a child’s earliest introduction to the power of story. We’ll explore elements of classic and current picture books, study the spectrum of commercial to literary picture books, examine the relationship between text and image, and most importantly, generate ideas and develop them into polished drafts. You’ll complete the class with both a deeper appreciation…

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Finding the Extraordinary in the Ordinary-CLASS IS FULL

September 21, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until November 9, 2016

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Sharron Singleton Cost: $189 Members | $210 Non-members 8 Wednesdays, September 21 -November 09, 2016 | 1:00 PM-3:30 PM The poet, Gregory Orr, says, "Poetry...is a huge repository of focused testimony about what it is to be human – to endure emotions and experience ... to think and feel and sense and remember and imagine, all under the pressure of an urgency that compresses language to its barest, sensuous essence." This workshop will help you transform your ordinary thoughts,…

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Find Your Story’s Sweet Spot – Only Two Spots Left!

September 21, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until November 23, 2016

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Betty Joyce Nash Cost: $189 Members | $210 Non-members 8 Wednesdays, September 21 - November 09, 2016 | 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM What sets a great short story apart from its mediocre cousins? How do award winning short story writers use dialogue, character, and action to build layered, lively scenes that plunge us into life's mysteries, compelling us to keep turning pages? We'll dissect a handful of short stories from the masters and write our own from scratch, workshopping…

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Evening Nonfiction Workshop

September 21, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on September 28, 2016 at 6:30pm

One event on October 5, 2016 at 6:30pm

One event on October 12, 2016 at 6:30pm

One event on October 19, 2016 at 6:30pm

One event on October 26, 2016 at 6:30pm

One event on November 2, 2016 at 6:30pm

One event on November 9, 2016 at 6:30pm

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Jay Kauffman Cost: $189 Members | $210 Non-members 8 Wednesdays, September 21 -November 9, 2016 | 6:30 PM-9:00 PM This workshop will explore the essential elements of creative nonfiction, such as sensory imagery, metaphoric language, distinctive voice, dramatic arc, and focused theme. Participants will discuss essays and memoir pieces submitted to the group. In addition, there will be readings and in-class exercises that address pertinent craft issues. There will also be opportunities to consider non-craft issues associated with this genre,…

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Evening Fiction Workshop: First Chapters

September 22, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Thursday, repeating until November 17, 2016

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Kristie Smeltzer Cost: $189 Members | $210 Non-members 8 Thursdays, September 22 -November 10, 2016 | 6:30 PM-9:00 PM A novel's first chapter is key to grab readers and keep them turning pages. This workshop will provide writers the opportunity to workshop a novel first chapter, revision of the same first chapter, and a third workshop of either another novel first chapter, another first chapter revision, or a second chapter. To inform our process, we will read successful first…

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100 Thousand Poets for Change

September 24, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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100 Thousand Poets for Change 2016 Global Event

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Sincerely Magazine Volume Four Release Party

September 25, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Bring yourself, your friends, your family, some writing to read at our open mic, some snacks to share and come celebrate the release of Sincerely Magazine’s fourth volume, Ruckus, and our first ever Art Anthology! RSVP at www.sincerelymagazine.com or on our Facebook page, facebook.com/sincerelymagazine1 . Copies of all four volumes and the 2016 Art Anthology will be for sale at the party! Art from Sincerely will be featured on site and artists may take their art with them when they…

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October 2016

The Tools of the Trade: Research and Reporting for Creative Writers

October 1, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Bronwen Dickey Cost: $50 Members | $60 Non-members 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM October 1, 2016 2:00 - 5:00 PM You've finally settled on a fascinating topic for an article or book--now what do you do? How do you find interview subjects and reach out to them? How do you take notes that you can actually use, and how do you organize all the other material (photos, audio clips, news articles) that you collect along the way? This seminar will…

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Literary Salon with Bronwen Dickey

October 1, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Join us for wine, cheese, and a discussion of Bronwen's book Pitbull: The Battle Over an American Icon moderated by Allison Wright, managing editor of Virginia Quarterly Review. A book signing will follow the discussion. When Bronwen Dickey brought her new dog home, she saw no traces of the infamous viscousness in her affectionate, timid pit bull. Which made her wonder: how had the breed--beloved by Teddy Roosevelt, Hellen Keller, and TV's "Little Rascals"--come to be known as a brutal fighter. Find out where…

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Open Writing Hours Today!

October 5, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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One event on October 12, 2016 at 10:00am

One event on October 19, 2016 at 10:00am

One event on October 26, 2016 at 10:00am

One event on November 9, 2016 at 10:00am

One event on November 16, 2016 at 10:00am

One event on December 1, 2016 at 10:00am

One event on December 15, 2016 at 10:00am

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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Secrets to Writing Every Day: Tricks and Techniques

October 15, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Joan Mazza Cost: $50 Members | $60 Non-members Saturday, October 15, 2016 | 1:00 PM-4:00 PM Whatever style of writing you do or hope to do, you can develop habits for writing every day and find the time to do so. In this seminar, we will discuss strategies to stay in your writing mind and make creative leaps. We'll talk about how to catch ideas and track them, and how as little as fifteen minutes a day can keep…

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Publish Yourself or Be Published? **Date has been changed**

October 16, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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To Publish Yourself or To be Published: That is the Question Instructor: Bob Friedman Cost: $50 Members | $60 Non-members Sunday, October 16, 2016 | 1:00 PM-4:00 PM Traditional publishing is always preferable to self-publishing, but a small percentage of manuscripts ever get to that point. So with the easier and cheaper access to book publishing technology, many more authors turn to self publishing. What are the advantages and disadvantages of self-publishing? Are there self-publishing avenues that are far better…

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The Art of Writing Magical Realism

October 22, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Phil Jason Cost: $60 Members | $65 Non-members Saturday, October 22, 2016 | 1:00 PM-4:30 PM Magical Realism is more than just the presence of the supernatural in a story. It is the forgivable intrusion of dream into reality. To write it successfully, the author must possess conviction, must believe in the unreal to such an extent that the reader is inspired to suspend not just disbelief but the hard distinction between ordinary and miraculous. In this class, we…

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Finding Your Voice

October 23, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Where I am From: Finding Your Voice Through Poetry Instructor: Ebony Walden Cost: $60 Members | $65 Non-members Sunday, October 23, 2016 | 1:00 PM-5:00 PM Are you ready to give voice to your unique experience with creativity, confidence and dynamism? Poetry can help you craft your life experiences into something beautiful, so that you can share it with the world. This interactive workshop will give you a new appreciation for the power of poetry and practical ways this form…

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Horror Writing: The Love of Fear

October 29, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Warren Rochelle Cost: $60 Members | $65 Non-members Saturday, October 29, 2016 | 1:00 PM-4:30 PM "Our hearts pound, our breathing quickens"... the fire burns down low and the shadows get closer, and "we do our best to scare the daylights out of each other..." Admit it, we LIKE to be scared. Why and how and what is horrific? The class will examine the horrific and the scary and write their own nightmares. Golden Gryphon Press author Warren Rochelle…

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Literary Salon with Warren Rochelle

October 29, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Join us for a Literary Salon with Warren Rochelle moderated by Stepahnie Hunter. Warren is the author of The Werewolf and His Boy, The Called, Harvest of Changelings, and Communities of the Heart: The Rhetoric of Myth in the Fiction of Ursula K. Le Guin. During the Salon Warren will discuss his new book The Werewolf and His Boy which has been described as a dark romance, a love story, a tale of good and evil, of the magical and…

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November 2016

NaNoWriMo Kick Off Party

November 1, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Interested in writing a book in a month? Join us for the NaNoWriMo kick-off party. Bring your imaginations and something to write with! There will be caffeine, candy, and pizza. Please contact Stephanie at alyssatree yahoo com or Jen at jbe5bw virginia edu if you have any questions! Our friends over by Crozet might be more interested in contacting our third Municipal Liaison, Megan, at megan n england gmail com. We look forward to seeing you all there!

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Open Writing Hours Today!

November 2, 2016 @ 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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Literary Salon with Kristin Swenson

November 2, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Join Kristin Swenson for a conversation at the intersection of spirituality and the environment. Kristin's new book God of Earth: Discovering a Radically Ecological Christianity challenges traditional models as it invites readers to see the world and think about God in surprising, new ways. Her work is neither argument nor sermon. With the play of creative nonfiction, Swenson brings personal experience and a wide range of creative voices to bear on the following question: What happens if we imagine the Jesus of Christian…

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Art Opening with Ken Chasin

November 4, 2016 @ 5:30 am - 7:00 pm
WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Charlottesville watercolor artist Ken Chasin will show his watercolor landscapes and seascapes during our monthly art opening. His paintings are inspired by photographs he's taken while traveling around the USA. Ken's Artist Statement  I have always been fascinated by the art of perspective as well as by the interplay of light and dark in nature and man-made objects. This fascination with the art of perspective was probably influenced by my graduating from college with a B.S. in Mathematics. In particular,…

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Crowdfunding for Authors

November 5, 2016 @ 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Bethany Carlson

Instructor: Bethany Joy Carlson Cost: $60 Members | $65 Non-members Saturday, November 05, 2016 | 9:30 AM-1:30 PM Over 70% of publishing projects fail on crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo, but authors can crowdfund their books. Learn how from Bethany Carlson, owner of The Artist's Partner, where writers' success rate is over 98%. From planning a communication strategy, to shooting a video, to marketing techniques, Bethany will go over the steps that have led to over $70,000 raised for…

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NaNoWriMo Write-In

November 5, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Participating in NaNoWriMo? Join the NaNoWriMo creative collective for this three-hour write-in session.

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NaNoWriMo Write-In

November 7, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on November 21, 2016 at 7:00pm

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Participating in NaNoWriMo? Join the NaNoWriMo creative collective for this two-hour write-in session.

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NaNoWriMo Write-In

November 11, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Participating in NaNoWriMo? Join the NaNoWriMo creative collective for this four-hour write-in session.

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Serious Absurdity: Writing Successful Satire

November 12, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Serious Absurdity: Writing Successful Satire Instructor: Phil Jason Cost: $60 Members | $65 Non-members Saturday, November 12, 2016 | 1:00 PM-4:30 PM In satire, we expose the absurdity of society by taking seriously what society calls absurd. It is an ancient, easy to understand form, but poignant, effective satire is difficult to master. All too often, we writers are seduced off course by the alluring freedom of wackiness or the call of the gratuitous chuckle. In this class, we will…

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NaNoWriMo Catch-Up Marathon

November 19, 2016 @ 12:00 pm
WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Still participating in NaNoWriMo? Have you fallen a little behind. Let the NaNoWriMo creative collective help you catch up with this twelve-hour session.

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NaNoWriMo Write-In Session

November 27, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Participating in NaNoWriMo? Join the NaNoWriMo creative collective for this four-hour write-in session.

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NaNoWriMo Final Countdown

November 30, 2016 @ 6:00 pm
WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Participating in NaNoWriMo? Join the NaNoWriMo creative collective for this six-hour, final write-in session. Celebrate triumphantly with your fellow NaNoWriMo pals who, like you, have finished an entire novel in one month.

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December 2016

Art Opening with Randy Baskerville

December 2, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Join us for wine, cheese, and delightful conversation with artist Randy Baskerville. Randy was raised in an Air Force family and has been a lifelong traveler. She worked as an elementary school teacher and mental health counselor before retiring to follow her artistic passions. She loves to paint in oils and derives inspiration from the natural world.

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Submissions and Publications

December 10, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Kristen-Paige Madonia Cost: $60 Members | $65 Non-members Saturday, December 10, 2016 | 10:00 AM-2:00 PM This seminar will focus on the preparation process required for submitting to magazines and literary journals. We will discuss proper manuscript formatting techniques and ways to compose a cover letter. We will explore various publications and how students can determine which magazines are appropriate for their work, and we will workshop first pages of student manuscripts, discussing elements that are likely to engage…

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Literary Salon with Russ Grieger

December 11, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Join us for a Literary Salon with Russ Grieger moderated by WriterHouse instructor Jay Kauffman. Russ is the author of The Perfect Season and a recent inductee into the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame. The Perfect Season began as project for a WriterHouse class. With a lot of hard work and dedication the book ended up with the University of Indiana Press. Light refreshments and a book signing will follow the salon. About Russ A native of Evansville, Indiana, RUSSELL GRIEGER  was a…

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Tupelo Teen Writing Center Meeting

December 16, 2016 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 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 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 in a Year Part One Class Reading

December 22, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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The Memoir in a Year class will hold an end-of-year reading in celebration of the hard work they've put into their manuscripts. This is a private event that is closed to the public.

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January 2017

Open Writing Hours Today!

January 3, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Writing Hours

WriterHouse will be offering the volunteer operated Open Writing Hours today. Come in and enjoy a nice quiet place to write, meet with your writer friends, and have a cup of coffee on the house. Want to see more open hours? We do too! Become a volunteer for WriterHouse today to help us promote the creation and appreciation of the literary arts in your community.

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Memoir Workshop Group

January 5, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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This is a closed writing group consisting of students who have taken Memoir in a Year Parts I and II.

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