Crime Writing: How to Write Thriller, Mystery and Suspense Fiction (in-person class)

WriterHouse 508 Dale Avenue, Charlottesville, VA, United States

Instructor: Adam Meyer Mondays, 4/1/24 – 5/20/24 | 6:30–8:30 PM $170 Members | $185 Nonmembers If you’ve ever dreamed of a life of crime–at least on the page!–then this class is for you.  Whether you are writing a traditional, Agatha Christie style mystery or a thriller in the Jack Reacher mode, you will learn all […]

All in One: A creative writing class for moms* (online class) — This class is full.

Online

Instructor: Helen Chandler $90 Members | $100 Nonmembers Tuesdays, 4/2/24 – 5/21/24 | 8:00–9:00 PM ET   time change: class will be offered from 12:30-1:30 PM "You're a writer and a teacher and mama? All in one?!" - my son, when I told him what I do for a living. This class is aimed at writers across all genres and […]

Point of View: Who, What, When, Where, How (in-person class) – this class is canceled.

WriterHouse 508 Dale Avenue, Charlottesville, United States

Instructor: Cliff Garstang $189 Members | $210 Nonmembers Tuesdays, 4/2/24 –5/21/24 | 1:00–3:30 PM 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 […]

Novel Nurturing Workshop (online class) – This class is full.

Online

Instructor: Kristie Smeltzer $229 Members | $250 Nonmembers Tuesdays, 4/2/24 – 5/21/24 | 6:30–8:30 PM As spring springs to life, it’s a great time to get focused on nurturing your novel. Get ready to set some personal goals, learn about novel writing-related topics, get feedback on your work, and make progress writing or revising your […]

Spring Poetry Class: Revising & Revisiting (online class)

Online

Instructor: Aran Donovan $170 Members | $185 Nonmembers Tuesdays, 4/2/24 – 5/21/24 | 6:30 – 8:30 PM 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 […]

Tell Your Story: A Creative Writing Workshop (online class)

Online

Instructor: Deborah Harris $170 Members | $185 Nonmembers Wednesdays, 4/3/24 – 5/22/24 | 1:00 PM-3:00 PM Whether you’re just beginning a memoir or well into your novel, this class will help you generate new work as you dig deeply into the fundamentals of creative writing. Each week, we’ll warm up our writing muscles with the […]

The Fiction Writers Studio (online class)

Online

Instructor: Kristie Smeltzer Tuesdays, 6/4/24 – 7/9/24 | 1:00 PM–3:30 PM $170 Members | $185 Nonmembers Join us to hone your fiction skills in a collaborative writing and learning environment. Class sessions will blend readings, workshops, discussions of personal writing challenges/insights, presentations on craft/writing process topics, and more. Participants will get feedback on their work, […]

Narrative Nonfiction: Using the Tools of a Novelist to Tell Gripping True Stories (online class)

Online

Instructor: Tod Olson Wednesdays, 6/5/24 — 7/17/24 | 1:00–3:00 PM $170 Members | $185 Nonmembers Do you love a true story well told? For some readers there’s nothing more satisfying than a great biography, or books like Unbroken, Devil in the White City, and Killers of the Flower Moon. For curious writers, a narrative nonfiction […]

Writing About Art: Ekphrastic Poems (in-person seminar)

WriterHouse 508 Dale Avenue, Charlottesville, VA, United States

Instructor: Margaret Mackinnon $60 Members | $65 Nonmembers Saturday, 6/15/24 | 1:00-5:00 PM In some sense, all art is a response to other works of art. This is especially true with ekphrastic poetry, which are poems written in response to existing visual images. In this seminar, we’ll look at ekphrastic poems by other writers and […]

Begin at the Beginning: Poems About Families (online two-part seminar)

Online

Instructor: Margaret Mackinnon $60 Members | $65 Nonmembers Wednesdays, 6/19/24 & 6/26/24 | 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM ET There are probably as many approaches to the subject of family as there are poets and poems. In one famous piece, Lucille Clifton recalls a vivid childhood memory of her mother. Li Young-Lee movingly describes a […]