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Instructor: Hannah Barnaby $60 Members | $65 Nonmembers Saturday, 4/18/20 | 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm What makes picture books so magical? The alchemy of text and art creates a unique medium for a story, turning it into something more than just the combination of words and pictures. It might seem like a mystery, but writing picture books is far from impossible -- it just takes a special set of skills and a peek behind the curtain. Hannah Barnaby --…Find out more »
Propelled by Story, Constrained by Truth: Exploring the Boundaries of Narrative Nonfiction (Online seminar)
Instructor: Chris Register $60 Members | $65 Nonmembers Saturday, 4/25/20 | 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…Find out more »
Instructor: Liza Taylor $60 Members | $65 Nonmembers Saturday, 5/9/20 | 10:00 am – 1:00 pm Liza Nash Taylor’s two forthcoming historical novels are set in 1925 and 1931. ETIQUETTE FOR RUNAWAYS, partially set in Keswick and Charlottesville, comes out August 18. IN ALL GOOD FAITH will follow in 2021. Liza will supply resources and discuss pitfalls, Easter eggs, and cheats for research techniques for setting, characters, and working with historical figures, as well as crafting period-appropriate dialogue and backgrounds.…Find out more »
Instructor: Debbie Daniel $60 Members | $65 Nonmembers Saturday, 5/9/20 | 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Flash dance. Flash fire. Flash bulb. Flash flood. Flash burn. Flash mob. Flash point. Let’s explore the genre we call flash, both the stand-alone story and the novella-in-flash. We’ll attempt to pin down what it is, and discover how to make one out of shiny words and bangles and churning clouds and unique characters you might notice sitting on a bus or in an…Find out more »
Join us for food and fun as we celebrate the writing created during the 2020 Spring Term. Fiction, nonfiction, and poetry will be represented. We will also celebrate the 12th birthday of WriterHouse, with special readings and presentations. If you've benefited from WriterHouse over the years, please join us for this festive evening. The event is free and open to the public and refreshments will be served. Bring friends!Find out more »
As part of the #TheWrite2Heal series of events, WriterHouse has established a weekly prompt to help our community maintain a writing practice in these challenging times. We hope that these prompts will help you channel your feelings in a productive way. WEEKLY WRITING...
Creative Writing Camp for Kids Session I: Monday-Friday, July 6 - July 10, 2020 | 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.Session II: Monday-Friday, July 13 - July 17, 2020 | 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.SESSION ONE CAMPS: Grades 6-8: Writing Workshop with Erin James During this week, young...
As part of the #TheWrite2Heal series of events, WriterHouse once again joins with the Jefferson-Madison Regional Library to co-sponsor the 2020 Poetry Contest for Adults SUBMISSION PERIOD EXTENDED! Calling all poets! April is National Poetry Month. Celebrate by...