When Publishers Fail to Market Your Book

When Publishers Fail to Market Your Book

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...
The Power of Digression

The Power of Digression

Lately, I’ve been editing my own work, trying to put together a collection of short stories I’ve worked on for three years. Revision, for me, involves a lot of cutting. I value clarity to a fault in my early drafts; later I aim to lose the excessive unnecessary...
2018 Write On! Summer Camps Are Here!

2018 Write On! Summer Camps Are Here!

Creative Writing Camp for Kids Session I: Monday-Friday, July 16-July 20, 2018 | 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Session II: Monday-Friday, July 23 – July 27, 2018 | 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. SESSION ONE CAMPS:  Grades 6 – 8: Writing Circle with Erin James During this week,...
In Memory of Catherine Clarke Coiner

In Memory of Catherine Clarke Coiner

On Wednesday, November 15, 2017, we dedicated our salon to the memory of Catherine Clarke Coiner, a writerhouse member and founder who died after a brief illness in July. Catherine  was an avid, quirky writer with a passion for the arts. She helped lay the groundwork...
Risky Research by BettyJoyce Nash

Risky Research by BettyJoyce Nash

Risky Research  by BettyJoyce Nash Writers naturally attract “the fictional opportunity.” Three weeks ago, as I sail through security at CHO en route to my Montana vacation, this truth presents itself more directly than usual. I’m a Trusted Traveler, so OK, I swagger...
#TheWrite2Heal

#TheWrite2Heal

Community Write-In September 27, 2017 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM Jefferson-Madison Regional Library, Central Branch McIntire Room Since August 12, 2017, our Charlottesville community has lived with uncertainty. Some people experienced that day as a wakeup call regarding...

It’s Words and Wine Time!

Friday, October 20, 2017 @ 6:30 p.m. The Art Gallery at Indoor Biotechnologies, 700 Harris Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902 (across from WriterHouse) Tickets: $50 It’s time for Words and Wine, the signature annual fundraiser for WriterHouse, an organization...
Four Pointers for Writing Flash Fiction

Four Pointers for Writing Flash Fiction

by Instructor Phil Jason Flash Fiction is probably not new (certainly it was hard to write a novel when you were living in a cave, running from predators, and had a vocabulary of only two hundred words), but the advent of Internet publishing has brought more attention...
The Downfalls of Writing about Love

The Downfalls of Writing about Love

The Downfalls of Writing About Love by Instructor Amanda Korman You’re probably already familiar with the downfalls of writing about love. Someone might read it. And then that person will think the narrator is you. And then that person will think you do/say/crave what...
Ragin’ Cajun Redneck Gators

Ragin’ Cajun Redneck Gators

by Debby Prum, Instructor Recently, I watched a terrible movie on the SyFy network: Ragin’ Cajun Redneck Gators. (Don’t judge me. I was having a low day.) A Cajun man dumps toxic moonshine into the local bayou, thereby creating mutant alligators that crave human...

WriterHouse Birthday Celebration

For the past nine years, your generous support has kept the lights on and the pens moving here at WriterHouse. Join us on May 16th, 2017 at 7:00 PM as we celebrate our past successes while also looking toward the future of our beloved writing community. Our birthday...
Words Fly Off the Page by Patsy Asuncion

Words Fly Off the Page by Patsy Asuncion

Voice helps to carry words farther and deeper than the eye –Seamus Heaney A successful writer is not always an effective speaker. Often an assumption is made that all words are from the same planet. Words written are from a different species than words spoken. More...
Member Spotlight: Tony Vanderwarker

Member Spotlight: Tony Vanderwarker

Tony Vanderwarker was raised in New England, went to Phillips Andover and Yale, served in the Peace Corps and graduated from NYU with a B.S. in Cinema. Worked in the film business in New York and made a full-length feature film. Then he went into advertising in...
Member Spotlight: Poetry by Annie Kim

Member Spotlight: Poetry by Annie Kim

Annie Kim’s first poetry collection, Into the Cyclorama, won the 2015 Michael Waters Poetry Prize. Her poems have appeared in Kenyon Review, Ninth Letter, Mudlark, Asian American Literary Review, Crab Orchard Review, and elsewhere. A graduate of Warren Wilson...