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“Two years ago, I attempted my first NaNoWriMo. With no previous writing experience, I pounded out a 60k word rough (very rough!) draft. A few months later I signed up for a class at WriterHouse. I learned so much, so quickly. Over the following months I took more classes and and refined my manuscript. A year later I submitted it to PitchWars, a highly competitive, international competition. Out of nearly 3000 applicants, 160 were chosen (including me!) to work one-on-one with a published author followed by a showcase with literary agents. I know the only reason I was able to go from a newbie writer to having interest from top literary agents in 18 months was because of the lessons I learned at WriterHouse. So thank you, WriterHouse! “–Emily Thiede, WriterHouse student and member
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Instructor: James Cole $60 Members | $65 Nonmembers Saturday, 4/27/19 | 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Learn to elevate your poetry by diving into the world of rhyme and rhythm. In this seminar, we'll cover various techniques to improve experimental poetry through rhyme, alliteration, assonance, and more! Liven up your verse with writing exercises and a brief performance workshop that will teach you how to find the musicality in your writing. James Cole is a graduate of The College of William…Find out more »
Join us for food, wine, and lively conversation as we celebrate the photography of David Cook. The exhibition is free and open to the public. Those who are unable to attend the opening can view the exhibit throughout the summer (through the beginning of September) during our open writing hours, Monday – Friday 10:00 AM to 2:00 PMFind out more »
Instructor: Tony Vanderwarker $60 Members | $65 Nonmembers Part I, Saturday, May 11, 2019, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Part II, Sunday, May 12, 2019, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM This two-part seminar occurs on consecutive days, to allow time to digest the information from the first day and apply it toward writing or revising a piece for the second day. In the opening session, Tony will discuss the elements of humor in writing, using examples from Mel Brooks, David Sedaris and…Find out more »
Join us for food and fun as we celebrate the completion of our year-long novel class and our students read from their work. Learn more about the students' experience in the class, and find out about the next year-long offering. The event is free and open to the public and refreshments will be served. Bring friends!Find out more »
Join us for food and fun as we celebrate WriterHouse's 11th birthday and the writing created during the 2019 Spring Term. Fiction, nonfiction, and poetry will be represented. The event is free and open to the public and refreshments will be served. Bring friends!Find out more »
Join us for food and fun as we celebrate the varied writing from our speculative fiction group. The event is free and open to the public and refreshments will be served. Bring friends!Find out more »
Creative Writing Camp for Kids Session I: Monday-Friday, July 8 - July 12, 2019 | 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.Session II: Monday-Friday, July 22 - July 26, 2019 | 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. SESSION ONE CAMPS: Grades 6-8: Writing...
Member Blog Entry by Cora Schenberg Today, February 14, I’m sending a Valentine to WriterHouse. For those who hate sappy Valentines, have no fear: Writers know there’s nothing sappy about writing. It’s a messy, risky practice. I’m at work on a memoir that...
This post appeared in the August 1, 2018 edition of the WriterHouse Newsletter. Jane is teaching Getting Your Book Published: A Year-Long Master Class during the fall 2018 term. As may have heard, not all books are adequately marketed by publishers, who may rely...