#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...
The Mushroom Hunter by Doug Lawson

The Mushroom Hunter by Doug Lawson

“The Mushroom Hunter” was originally published in Glimmer Train Stories, Issue #89 (Dec 2013) It was the winner of the Glimmer Train Stories 2012 Fiction Open competition I remember I grabbed the table first. Then I stood up and hung onto the swaying wall....
Four Pointers for Writing Flash Fiction

The Bees Laugh by Phil Jason

This is an excerpt from the short story The Bees Laugh, originally published in Prairie Schooner. The bees are transcending. They are leaving their bodies behind in green grassy fields behind my house. Everyone thinks they’ve died, but in actuality, they’re part of...

Words and Wine

Friday, October 21, 2016 @ 6:30 p.m. 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 whose mission is to promote the creation and...
Instructor Spotlight with John Most

Instructor Spotlight with John Most

John Most is an accomplished poet with a Ph.D in Media Philosophy. His work has appeared in Jacket, Lungfull!, The Continental Review, Coconut, and Big Bridge. He is the author of Persephone, Atelier, and Field. This fall John will teach the Advanced Poetry Workshop....