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June 2022

Elements of Fiction: Deep Dive into Point of View (in-person class)

June 28 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until July 12, 2022

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Sharon Harrigan

Instructor: Sharon Harrigan $150 Members | $165 Nonmembers Tuesdays, 6/7/22 – 7/12/22 | 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Before signing up for this in-person class, please read the following statement about requirements to enroll: All in-person students must be fully vaccinated and provide WriterHouse staff with proof of vaccination. For summer term, masks are optional, but 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…

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Creative Nonfiction (in-person class)

June 28 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until July 12, 2022

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Brendan Wolfe

Instructor: Brendan Wolfe $150 Members | $165 Nonmembers Tuesdays, 6/7/22 – 7/12/22 | 6:00 – 8:30 p.m. Before signing up for this in-person class, please read the following statement about requirements to enroll: All in-person students must be fully vaccinated and provide WriterHouse staff with proof of vaccination. For summer term, masks are optional, but 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…

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Dungeons & Dragons & Writing: Exploring Character Development (online class)

June 29 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until July 13, 2022

Evan Fleischer

Instructor: Evan Fleischer $150 Members | $165 Nonmembers Wednesdays, 6/8/22 – 7/13/22 | 6:00 – 8:30 p.m. Eastern Time Looking for an out-of-the-box way to expand your characters and character-building skills? Dungeons & Dragons is a collective storytelling game played amongst friends with dice telling the players what they can and can’t do. “D & D & Writing” aims to take the structure of Dungeons & Dragons and the act of playing the game itself to enable students to conduct a living, ever-deepening…

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Generative Fiction Workshop (online class)

June 30 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until July 28, 2022

Kristie Smeltzer

Instructor: Kristie Smeltzer $150 Members | $165 Nonmembers Thursdays, 6/9/22 – 7/28/22 | 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Eastern Time Are you ready to write this summer? Join this class that blends a traditional fiction workshop with themed generative writing days in which we’ll focus on a specific aspect of craft. Know what the best part is? Participants will have minimal work to do between class sessions other than focus on their own writing. Every other week we’ll workshop participants’ short…

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July 2022

Voice and Place in Poetry (online seminar series) – only 1 spot left!

July 9 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until July 16, 2022

Nathaniel "Neil" Perry

Instructor: Neil Perry $60 Members | $65 Nonmembers Saturdays, 7/9/22 and 7/16/22 | 10:00-11:30 a.m. Eastern Time There's been a lot said about writing about place, about how a place is figured in our writing, and what it means to really invite the whole of a place into a poem. But what, also, about the way that place affects the writer and the writer's voice on the page? This seminar will investigate that relationship from both directions by reading and discussing…

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First Twenty-Five Workshop: Getting the Start of Your Novel Ready #2 (online seminar) – Seminar Full!

July 16 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Randall Klein

Instructor: Randall Klein $75 Members | $82 Nonmembers Saturday, 7/16/22 | 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time (Submissions due 7/2) For the purposes of landing agents, enticing publishers, and hooking readers, the first twenty pages of your novel are the most vital. They are the first impression a reader will have of what story they are in for and whether or not they are in good hands with the storyteller. In this workshop, authors will submit roughly the first…

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Getting to Know Your Poetic Voice: A Writing Intensive (online class)

July 18 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Monday, repeating until August 29, 2022

Joanna Currey

Instructor: Joanna Currey $150 Members | $165 Nonmembers Mondays, 7/18/22 – 8/29/22 | 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Eastern Time What makes an artist or a piece of art “successful”? What do we actually mean when we talk about someone’s “artistic vision” or “unique voice”? And how do you talk about your own poetic voice? In this class, we will explore these questions through the lives and work of famous artists and writers, and through examining and developing a vocabulary for…

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Digging into Character Development (online seminar)

July 30 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Kristie Smeltzer

Instructor: Kristie Smeltzer $60 Members | $65 Nonmembers Saturday, 7/30/22 | 1:00-4:00 p.m. Eastern Time Strong character development and compelling character arcs are essential to the success of every story. Whether you’re starting a new project or already on your way, this seminar will help you get to know your characters better. During the seminar, participants will read and discuss published writing specifically looking at effective choices the writers made to develop their characters. Then students will engage in discussion…

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August 2022

First Twenty-Five Workshop: Getting the Start of Your Novel Ready #3 (online seminar) – only 1 spot left!

August 20 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Randall Klein

Instructor: Randall Klein $75 Members | $82 Nonmembers Saturday, 8/20/22 | 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time (Submissions due 8/6) For the purposes of landing agents, enticing publishers, and hooking readers, the first twenty pages of your novel are the most vital. They are the first impression a reader will have of what story they are in for and whether or not they are in good hands with the storyteller. In this workshop, authors will submit roughly the first…

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