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Kristie Smeltzer

November 2021

Developing Compelling Characters and Choosing the Right Point of View – Online class

November 30 @ 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Tuesday and Thursday, repeating until December 2, 2021

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Kristie Smeltzer $189 Members | $210 Nonmembers Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10/5/21 – 12/2/21 | 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm NOTE: This class will not meet the week of Thanksgiving, the week of November 22. The last week of classes will be held the following week, the week of November 29. When we're doing our job well as writers, fiction readers get attached to the characters we create. Whether they love our characters, love to hate them, or just find…

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February 2022

A Picture’s Worth: Borrowing Techniques from Visual Storytelling (Online class)

February 12, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 1:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until February 26, 2022

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Kristie Smeltzer $60 Members | $65 Nonmembers First Session: Saturday, 2/12/22 | 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm Second Session: Saturday, 2/26/22 | 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm This two-seminar series will help writers identify effective techniques used to enhance stories told visually in film and television and translate them for use in our writing. Effective visual storytelling is immersive: the viewer feels like they are there in the world created by the makers. We aim to do the same…

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Narrative Arc in Novels (Online class)

February 15, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Tuesday and Thursday, repeating until April 7, 2022

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Kristie Smeltzer $189 Members | $210 Nonmembers Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2/15/22 – 4/7/22 | 6:30 pm – 7:45 pm Have you ever been working on your novel and found yourself wondering: what would happen next? As writers sometimes the more important question is why—why should that happen next? This class will look at narrative arc with the goal of helping participants know what should happen where in their work-in-progress (WIP). We’ll complete activities to identify key narrative elements in…

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Writing the Body (Online class)

February 20, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until February 27, 2022

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Laura Kolbe $60 Members | $65 Nonmembers First Session: Sunday, 2/20/22 | 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm Second Session: Sunday, 2/27/22 | 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm The human body is perhaps the most abundant source of metaphor and wonderment in poetry. How can we harness this abundance and variety of possibility that the human body offers to our imaginations, taking what's most powerful about traditional ways of "writing the body" (love poems, spiritual writings, science writing, etc.) for…

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