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September 2020

Novel Incubator (Online class)

September 14 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on September 28, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on October 5, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on October 12, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on October 19, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on November 9, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on November 16, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on December 7, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on December 14, 2020 at 6:30 pm

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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Instructor: Randall Klein $330 Members | $365 Nonmembers Mondays, 9/14/20 – 12/14/20 | 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm NOTE: This class requires instructor permission Maybe you’ve been meaning to start a novel for ages and you need the extra nudge to finally take the plunge. Or, maybe you’ve started a novel and it’s getting away from you, and you need some guidance on how to grab the reins and steer it back on course. Maybe you have a short story…

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Daytime Poetry (Online class, This class is full!)

September 15 @ 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Tuesday and Thursday, repeating until November 5, 2020

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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Instructor: Sharron Singleton $189 Members | $210 Nonmembers Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9/15/20 – 11/5/20 | 4:00 pm – 5:15 pm I have always believed that when we are in the process of learning how to write poetry that what we are about is nothing less than making art and nothing less than becoming more fully conscious. Inevitably, this process will change our lives. Pat Schneider in her book, “Writing Alone and With Others” says, "art is the depth, passion, the desire, the…

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Advanced Creative Nonfiction (Online class)

September 15 @ 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 November 5, 2020

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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Instructor: Jay Kauffmann $189 Members | $210 Nonmembers Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9/15/20 – 11/5/20 | 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm NOTE: This class requires instructor permission The goal of this Advanced Creative Nonfiction workshop is to push you to a new level of professionalism and take you from a first draft to a submission-ready final draft. The workshop will be about quality, not quantity, as we adopt a more tough-minded, detailed approach. Since everyone is expected to have a certain…

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Daytime Combo: Fiction and Creative Nonfiction (Online class)

September 16 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until November 18, 2020

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Christina Ward-Niven $189 Members | $210 Nonmembers Wednesdays, 9/16/20 – 11/18/20 | 1:00 pm -3:00 pm In this Zoom workshop, we will read one story or essay by a published author each week and discuss what makes it tick. How exactly does the piece work (or not)? We’ll dig into a wide range of craft topics, as they come up—point of view, characterization, pacing, suspense, mystery, etc. Next, we’ll turn the same lens to our own work, reading and…

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Chopped: The Writing Class (Online class, only 2 spots left!)

September 17 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until November 5, 2020

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Jody Hobbs Hesler $115 Members | $128 Nonmembers Thursdays, 9/17/20 - 11/5/20 | 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm Inspired by the TV cooking game show "Chopped," this generative writing class will present students with a new "basket" of four "ingredients" each week. "Ingredients" might include objects, people, moods, genres, etc. During our writing time, each writer will not only include all four items, but must "transform" them so that they work together organically. Students may write fiction, nonfiction, or…

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Staying the Course (Online class)

September 19 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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One event on October 10, 2020 at 1:00 pm

One event on October 24, 2020 at 1:00 pm

One event on November 7, 2020 at 1:00 pm

One event on November 21, 2020 at 1:00 pm

One event on December 5, 2020 at 1:00 pm

One event on December 19, 2020 at 1:00 pm

One event on January 9, 2021 at 1:00 pm

One event on January 23, 2021 at 1:00 pm

One event on February 13, 2021 at 1:00 pm

One event on February 27, 2021 at 1:00 pm

One event on March 13, 2021 at 1:00 pm

One event on March 27, 2021 at 1:00 pm

One event on April 10, 2021 at 1:00 pm

One event on April 24, 2021 at 1:00 pm

One event on May 8, 2021 at 1:00 pm

One event on May 22, 2021 at 1:00 pm

One event on June 12, 2021 at 1:00 pm

One event on June 26, 2021 at 1:00 pm

One event on July 10, 2021 at 1:00 pm

One event on July 24, 2021 at 1:00 pm

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Jody Hobbs Hesler $260 Members | $289 Nonmembers Every other Saturday for eleven months, 9/19/20 - 7/24/21 | 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm This course is designed for writers charting their way through longer projects, such as novels, memoirs, story collections, etc., but it could also work for writers who are simply working toward a more disciplined writing practice. In this class, we will set broad goals for the year and more specific targets for each next class meeting; discuss…

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Intermediate/Advanced Poetry Workshop (Online class)

September 21 @ 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Monday and Wednesday, repeating until November 11, 2020

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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Instructor: Erika Howsare $189 Members | $210 Nonmembers Mondays and Wednesdays, 9/21/20 – 11/11/20 | 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm NOTE: This class starts one week later than the rest This is a course for students with some experience conceiving and crafting poetic work, though you need not be published. Our focus will be on refreshing our writing practice through new sources of inspiration that help us break our writerly habits. To that end we will explore various poetic prompts, making…

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