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May 2022

Daytime Combo: Fiction and Creative Nonfiction (in-person class)

May 18 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until May 18, 2022

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Christina Ward-Niven $189 Members | $210 Nonmembers Wednesdays, 3/30/22 – 5/18/22 | 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm Before signing up for this in-person class, please read the following statement about requirements to enroll: All students must be fully vaccinated, provide WriterHouse staff with proof of vaccination, be willing to wear a mask at all times during class, and be prepared to transition to a virtual platform in the event of significant Covid-19 upticks or inclement weather. No refunds will be issued if…

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Evening Poetry (in-person class)

May 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until June 1, 2022

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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James Cole

Instructor: James Cole $189 Members | $210 Nonmembers Wednesdays, 4/13/22 – 6/1/22 | 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm Before signing up for this in-person class, please read the following statement about requirements to enroll: All students must be fully vaccinated, provide WriterHouse staff with proof of vaccination, be willing to wear a mask at all times during class, and be prepared to transition to a virtual platform in the event of significant Covid-19 upticks or inclement weather. No refunds will be issued if…

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Mind the Gap: How to Write a Novel When All You Think You Know Is How to Write Short Stories (online class)

May 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until May 18, 2022

Noley Reid

Instructor: Noley Reid $189 Members | $210 Nonmembers Wednesdays, 3/30/22 – 5/18/22 | 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm (Eastern Time) Writers are often taught to write short stories, then left on their own to figure out the most complicated and lengthy, final fictive form: the novel. The struggle in the gap between story and novel is real, folks. But fear not. If you know how to write short stories, you have the key to writing a novel. In this class,…

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Revising the Pastoral: A Poetry Seminar (online seminar)

May 20 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Abdul Ali

Instructor: Abdul Ali $60 Members | $65 Nonmembers Friday, 5/20/22 | 2:30 – 5:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) “Art urges voyages - and it is easier to stay at home.” --Gwendolyn Brooks The “Pastoral” poetic tradition offers much for the contemporary poet–how to retreat from the busyness of modernity. As cliche as it may sound: less really is more. There is virtue in simplicity. Less email, more time communing with nature, observing its beauty.  I would like to invite you to…

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June 2022

Elements of Fiction: Deep Dive into Point of View (in-person class)

June 7 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until July 12, 2022

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Sharon Harrigan

Instructor: Sharon Harrigan $150 Members | $165 Nonmembers Tuesdays, 6/7/22 – 7/12/22 | 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Before signing up for this in-person class, please read the following statement about requirements to enroll: All in-person students must be fully vaccinated and provide WriterHouse staff with proof of vaccination. For summer term, masks are optional, but 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 refunds will…

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Creative Nonfiction (in-person class)

June 7 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until July 12, 2022

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Brendan Wolfe

Instructor: Brendan Wolfe $150 Members | $165 Nonmembers Tuesdays, 6/7/22 – 7/12/22 | 6:00 – 8:30 p.m. Before signing up for this in-person class, please read the following statement about requirements to enroll: All in-person students must be fully vaccinated and provide WriterHouse staff with proof of vaccination. For summer term, masks are optional, but 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 refunds will be…

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Dungeons & Dragons & Writing: Exploring Character Development (online class)

June 8 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until July 13, 2022

Evan Fleischer

Instructor: Evan Fleischer $150 Members | $165 Nonmembers Wednesdays, 6/8/22 – 7/13/22 | 6:00 – 8:30 p.m. Eastern Time Looking for an out-of-the-box way to expand your characters and character-building skills? Dungeons & Dragons is a collective storytelling game played amongst friends with dice telling the players what they can and can’t do. “D & D & Writing” aims to take the structure of Dungeons & Dragons and the act of playing the game itself to enable students to conduct a living, ever-deepening…

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Generative Fiction Workshop (online class)

June 9 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until July 28, 2022

Kristie Smeltzer

Instructor: Kristie Smeltzer $150 Members | $165 Nonmembers Thursdays, 6/9/22 – 7/28/22 | 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Eastern Time Are you ready to write this summer? Join this class that blends a traditional fiction workshop with themed generative writing days in which we’ll focus on a specific aspect of craft. Know what the best part is? Participants will have minimal work to do between class sessions other than focus on their own writing. Every other week we’ll workshop participants’ short…

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Get Ready to Query Your Novel (in-person seminar series)

June 11 @ 2:00 pm - 4:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until June 18, 2022

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Sara Read

Instructor: Sara Read $60 Members | $65 Nonmembers Saturdays, 6/11/22 and 6/18/22| 2:00– 4:15 p.m. Before signing up for this in-person class, please read the following statement about requirements to enroll: All in-person students must be fully vaccinated and provide WriterHouse staff with proof of vaccination. For summer term, masks are optional, but 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 refunds will be issued if…

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First Twenty-Five Workshop: Getting the Start of Your Novel Ready #1 (online seminar) – only 3 spots left!

June 18 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Randall Klein

Instructor: Randall Klein $75 Members | $82 Nonmembers Saturday, 6/18/22 | 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time (Submissions due 6/4) 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 are in for and whether or not they are in good hands with the storyteller. In this workshop, authors will submit roughly the first…

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