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Past Events › Featured Events
Instructor: Neil Perry $60 Members | $65 Nonmembers Session One: Sunday, June 13, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm Session Two: Sunday, June 20, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm In this workshop we'll do a deep dive into the quatrain - what does it mean to write in these stanzas? Where have they taken poetry in the past? What can we do with them? We'll talk about, of course, formal considerations, but also some more philosophical ones. Participants will produce original…Find out more »
Instructor: Kristie Smeltzer $30 Members | $35 Nonmembers Saturday, June 26, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Seminar Series: The Facts of Fiction This June seminar series covers four of the core concepts for writing effective fiction. Writers may take the entire series or only specific sessions. Writers who sign up for all four seminars will receive a $5 credit for each seminar completed. The total credit will be applied after the last seminar. The credit may be used to offset registration fees…Find out more »
Join us at New Dominion Bookshop on September 10 at 7:00 pm as we celebrate the release of Liza Nash Taylor’s novel "In All Good Faith." This in-person event will be cosponsored by WriterHouse and will be free and open to the public. About the Book: In the summer of 1932, Americans are coming to realize that the financial crash of 1929 was only the beginning of hard times. In rural Virginia, May Marshall finds herself juggling her marriage…Find out more »
Join us at The Haven (112 W. Market St.) as we celebrate the release of Jocelyn Nicole Johnson’s debut book, "My Monticello." A signing will follow. This in-person event will be cosponsored by WriterHouse and New Dominion Bookshop and will be free and open to the public. The doors for the event will open at 6:45 PM. We recommend arriving early for the best seating. Copies of My Monticello will be for sale in the lobby of The Haven before…Find out more »
Instructor: Jody Hobbs Hesler $30 Members | $35 Nonmembers Saturday, Oct. 9, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm Every time we tell a story that includes a point of view beyond our own experience, we are “writing the other.” How do we effectively enter a point of view that doesn’t belong to us? What are some dangers in inhabiting voices that are not our own? Using writing exercises and group discussions in this two-hour session, we’ll explore issues from authenticity to…Find out more »
Instructor: Elle Cosimano $75 Members | $82 Nonmembers Session I: Wednesday, 10/6/21 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Session II: Wednesday, 10/13/21 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Critically acclaimed, award-winning author Elle Cosimano will take you behind the scenes of publishing, from the finished draft to the bookstore shelf, in this information-packed, two-session course. Topics of discussion will include the following. Session I: From Draft to Contract (90 min) - Finding and landing the right agent - What do…Find out more »
Please join us on Wednesday, December 8 from 6:00 - 7:00 pm as we celebrate the hard work of our students who participated in Fall Term classes. The reading will be virtual, so BYOB! RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org, and the Zoom link will be emailed prior to the reading. All are welcome. Unfortunately, due to lack of participation interest, this event has been canceled. We will revisit reading opportunities in the future.Find out more »
Instructor: Laura Kolbe $60 Members | $65 Nonmembers First Session: Sunday, 2/20/22 | 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm Second Session: Sunday, 2/27/22 | 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm The human body is perhaps the most abundant source of metaphor and wonderment in poetry. How can we harness this abundance and variety of possibility that the human body offers to our imaginations, taking what's most powerful about traditional ways of "writing the body" (love poems, spiritual writings, science writing, etc.) for…Find out more »
Instructor: Warren Rochelle $60 Members | $65 Nonmembers Sunday, 5/1/22 | 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Before signing up for this in-person seminar, please read the following statement about requirements to enroll: All students must be fully vaccinated, provide WriterHouse staff with proof of vaccination, be willing to wear a mask at all times during class, and be prepared to transition to a virtual platform in the event of significant Covid-19 upticks or inclement weather. No refunds will be issued if it is…Find out more »
Instructor: Annie Kim and Chloe Martinez $60 Members | $65 Nonmembers Saturday, 5/7/22 | 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) Wondering how to develop a book-length poetry manuscript? And how to get it published? In this seminar we’ll share tips for generating material for a collection, discovering patterns and arcs in your emerging manuscript, sequencing individual poems within the larger book, and—last but not least—how to submit manuscripts to presses without going crazy. If you think you might be working…Find out more »
Creative Writing Summer Program for Grades 6-8 Dates of CampSession 1: Monday-Friday, July 11 - July 15, 2022 | 12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.Session 2: Monday-Friday, July 18 - July 22, 2022 | 12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.Grades Rising 6th - Rising 8th: Writing Workshop with Erin...
JMRL and WriterHouse Announce Poetry Contest Winner! The poem, “Carolina Wrens,” by Mary McCue has been selected as this year’s JMRL-WriterHouse Poetry Contest winner. Laura Wallace was named runner-up for the poem “Aphasia." Congratulations to Mary and Laura...
Creative Writing Summer Program for Grades 6-8 Dates of Camp (virtual camp)Monday-Friday, June 28 - July 2, 2021 | 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.Monday-Friday, July 5 - July 9, 2021 | 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.Grades Rising 6th - Rising 8th: Writing Workshop with Erin James In this...