Memoir 101: The Inciting Incident (Class is Full!)

WriterHouse 508 Dale Avenue, Charlottesville, United States

Instructor: Lisa Ellison $139 Members | $147 Nonmembers Monday - Friday 7/30/18 - 8/3/18 | 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM For memoirists, there’s the story we want to tell and the reason we’re telling it. Vividly recording our first memories can help us understand our motivations and the universal truths we wish to capture. During this […]

The Art of Forgiveness: A Writing Retreat (CLASS IS FULL!)

WriterHouse 508 Dale Avenue, Charlottesville, United States

Instructors: Lisa Ellison and Deborah Prum $85 Members | $95 Nonmembers Saturday, 10/27/18 | 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM Grievance stories are detrimental to your writing health. Ruminations on bad guys eat up your creative space. Side effects include one-dimensional characters, stale plotlines, and preachy prose. How do you stop nursing a juicy grievance story […]

Memoir in a Year Part I: Writing the First Draft of Your Book-Length Memoir

WriterHouse 508 Dale Avenue, Charlottesville, United States

Instructor: Lisa Ellison $1349* Members | $1349* Nonmembers Select Thursdays, 1/18/18 - 12/13/18** | 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM *Payment plans of $323 per quarter will be available to students accepted into this program. **For a complete list of class dates, please see the Memoir in a Year Syllabus Have a powerful life story you […]

End -of-Class Reading by Memoir in a Year Students

WriterHouse 508 Dale Avenue, Charlottesville, United States

All good things must come to an end. But the end of the Memoir in a Year class is the beginning of the next step in producing a polished memoir. Come hear the end results of the supportive environment of a year-long class.  

Orientation for Memoir in a Year Part II

WriterHouse 508 Dale Avenue, Charlottesville, VA, United States

This orientation will provide a review of pivotal lessons from Memoir in a Year One and answer any questions about what to expect as a member of this cohort.

Memoir in a Year Part II: Drafting and Revising Your Book-Length Memoir (This class is full!)

WriterHouse 508 Dale Avenue, Charlottesville, United States

Instructor: Lisa Ellison$1399* Members | $1399* NonmembersSelect Thursdays 1/24/19 – 12/5/19 | 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM*Payment plans of $335 per quarter will be available to students accepted into this program.**For a complete list of class dates, please see the Memoir in a Year Part II Syllabus. Have a powerful life story you absolutely must […]

End-of-class Celebration: Memoir in a Year II

WriterHouse 508 Dale Avenue, Charlottesville, VA, United States

An end-of-class celebration and reading for the students and instructor of the Memoir in a Year II course.This is a private event for students, family, and friends.

Beyond the Banana Peel: A Workshop on Writing Humor (This workshop is full!)

WriterHouse 508 Dale Avenue, Charlottesville, United States

Instructors: Lisa Ellison and Debby Prum $80 Members | $87 Nonmembers Saturday, 2/22/20 | 10:00 am - 3:00 pm NOTE: Maximum number of students - 8 Quote: “If heaven exists, to know there’s laughs, that would be a great thing.” Robin Williams During this four-hour workshop, we will discuss the elements of humor, use improv […]

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, […]