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Borrowing from Real Life (In-person seminar) – This seminar is canceled.

April 15, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT

Instructor: Bill Glose
$60 Members | $65 Nonmembers
Saturday, 4/15/23 | 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm ET

Before signing up for this in-person class, please read the following statement about requirements to enroll:

By registering for an in-person offering, you attest that you have been vaccinated for Covid-19. WriterHouse strongly recommends any student at greater risk for contracting Covid-19 wear a mask. In the event of significant Covid-19 upticks, students must be prepared for the mask policy to change and to transition to a virtual platform if necessary. No refunds will be issued if in-person classes/seminars need to transition online.

This session will describe how to frame a story based on personal experience and how to insert specific moments from your life into your stories to make your writing richer. A practical exercise will use key details from personal experiences to create a fictional story. The class will also cover ethical dilemmas that can arise with fiction that strays from its true-life basis.

Bill Glose is the author of four poetry collections. He was named the Daily Press Poet Laureate in 2011 and featured by NPR on The Writer’s Almanac in 2017. His stories, poems, and essays have appeared in numerous publications, including The Missouri ReviewThe SunRattle, and Narrative Magazine.

A contributing editor with Virginia Living magazine, he has also written freelance articles, essays, and stories for numerous other publications, including The Writer, Army Times,and GRIT. His literary honors include the F. Scott Fitzgerald Short Story Award, the Heroes’ Voices National Poetry Contest, the Virginia Press Association First Place Award for Sports News Writing, and the Missouri Humanities Council Award for Veteran’s Interviews.

Bill is a former paratrooper and combat platoon leader. As a civilian, he undertook a 1,500-mile walking odyssey through Virginia. The poems in his latest book, Virginia Walkabout, are based on this experience. His website (www.BillGlose.com) includes a page of helpful information for writers.

This seminar is canceled.


April 15, 2023
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
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Bill Glose


508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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