Polished and Published: Critique and Revision (online seminar series)

WriterHouse 508 Dale Avenue, Charlottesville, United States

Instructor: Liza Nash Taylor $60 Members | $65 Nonmembers Saturdays, 2/4/23 and 2/11/23 | 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. EST Do you have a short story, memoir, or novel in the works? If publication is your goal, your work needs polish. How do you know when it’s shiny enough to send out? Historical Novelist Liza Nash […]

First Twenty-Five Workshop: Getting the Start of Your Novel Ready #1 (online seminar) – This class is full

WriterHouse 508 Dale Avenue, Charlottesville, United States

Instructor: Randall Klein $75 Members | $82 Nonmembers Saturday, 2/25/23 | 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. EST (Submissions due 2/11) 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 […]

Evening Poetry (in-person class) – class full

WriterHouse 508 Dale Avenue, Charlottesville, United States

Instructor: John Most $189 Members | $210 Nonmembers Wednesdays, 1/11/23 – 3/1/23 | 6:30 – 9:00 p.m. EST 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 […]

Story and Structure: A Creative Writing Workshop (online class) – class full

WriterHouse 508 Dale Avenue, Charlottesville, United States

Instructor: Deborah Harris $160 Members | $175 Nonmembers Thursdays, 1/12/23 – 3/2/23 | 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. EST “A story…makes its meaning…a small structural pulse at a time. We read a bit of text and a set of expectations arises…” George Saunders, A Swim in a Pond in the Rain  In this class, we’ll practice […]

Elements of Poetry – An Interactive Workshop

JMRL Central Library 201 E Market St, Charlottesville, VA 22902, Charlottesville, United States

JMRL Same Page Kick Off Special Event in partnership with WriterHouse. Same Page is an annual community-wide reading initiative that provides opportunities for book groups, classrooms, and individuals to explore the themes of a single book by an author appearing at the Virginia Festival of the Book. What Can a Poem Do? In this free, […]

Writing—and Publishing—Personal Essays (in-person class) – class full

WriterHouse 508 Dale Avenue, Charlottesville, United States

Instructor: Sharon Harrigan $229 Members | $250 Nonmembers Tuesdays, 1/17/23 – 3/7/23 | 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. EST 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 […]

Novel in Progress: A Master Class in Revision (in-person class) — This class is now closed.

WriterHouse 508 Dale Avenue, Charlottesville, United States

Instructor: Kristen-Paige Madonia $1,499* Members | $1,499* Nonmembers Select Tuesdays (see below), 1/5/23 - 9/12/23** | 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM EST Application Deadline (extended): 12/10/22 *Payment plans will be available to students accepted into this program. Before applying for this in-person class, please read the following statement about requirements to enroll: By registering for […]

Screenwriting (in-person class) – This class is now closed.

WriterHouse 508 Dale Avenue, Charlottesville, United States

Instructor: Michael Cordell $160 Members | $175 Nonmembers Wednesdays, 3/8/23 – 4/26/23 | 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. EST 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 […]

From Blank Page to the Last Page (online class) – This class is canceled.

WriterHouse 508 Dale Avenue, Charlottesville, United States

Instructor: Holly Day $189 Members | $210 Nonmembers Wednesdays, 3/8/23 – 5/10/23 | 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. EST Have you ever had a great idea for a short story but had no idea how to get started? Do you know the basics of putting a short story together but have trouble creating strong enough characters […]

Novel Beginnings: Essential Elements in Your First 3 Chapters (online seminar series) – This seminar is canceled

WriterHouse 508 Dale Avenue, Charlottesville, United States

Instructor: Kristie Smeltzer $60 Members | $65 Nonmembers Saturdays 2/25/23 & 3/11/23 | 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. EST A novel’s beginning has a lot of work to do. It needs to grab readers’ attention, establish the voice, set the tone, develop characters, get the plot moving, kick off the tension/conflict, and manage reader expectations. Figuring […]