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May 2021

Tell Your Story: Part II (multi-genre)

May 31 @ 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Monday and Wednesday, repeating until July 7, 2021

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Deborah Harris $150 Members | $165 Nonmembers Mondays and Wednesdays, 5/31/21 – 7/7/21 | 1:00 pm – 2:15 pm Note: New and continuing students welcome! Do you have a story inside, waiting to be told? Come to this workshop and get it out into the world. Share your work with supportive fellow writers. Discuss the fundamentals of writing —narrative, structure, point-of-view, voice — and how they bring a story to life. Ignite your creative impulse by reading and discussing…

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The Poet’s Mythos

May 31 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Monday and Wednesday, repeating until July 7, 2021

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: James Cole $150 Members | $165 Nonmembers Mondays and Wednesdays, 5/31/21 – 7/7/21 | 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm Every writer develops their own motifs, themes, and unique voice, but sometimes these elements aren’t obvious. In this class, we will focus on the emotional and narrative threads interwoven throughout each student’s work. We will use workshops, close readings, and personal critique to better bolster our understanding of the poetry we produce. This will be coupled with experimental writing exercises…

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June 2021

Advanced Fiction: First Novels, First Pages

June 1 @ 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until July 6, 2021

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Bruce Holsinger $100 Members | $108 Nonmembers Tuesdays, 6/1/21 - 7/6/21 | 1:00 pm – 2:15 pm Class Requirement: Students are required to submit a one-paragraph description and the first ten pages of their novels to the instructor for approval to enroll in the class. Please email samples to programs@writerhouse.org. As any agent or editor will tell you, a fiction submission can stand or fall on the strength of the first page. Does the page resonate with a voice…

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The Facts of Fiction 1: Creating Compelling Characters

June 5 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Kristie Smeltzer $30 Members | $35 Nonmembers Saturday, June 5, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Seminar Series: The Facts of Fiction This June seminar series covers four of the core concepts for writing effective fiction. Writers may take the entire series or only specific sessions. Writers who sign up for all four seminars will receive a $5 credit for each seminar completed. The total credit will be applied after the last seminar. The credit may be used to offset registration fees…

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Daytime Poetry: Advanced Poetry Workshop (only 1 spot left!)

June 9 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until July 14, 2021

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Chet'la Sebree $150 Members | $165 Nonmembers Wednesdays, 6/9/21 – 7/14/21 | 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm In this advanced poetry workshop, we'll work on further developing our voices as poets through discussions, workshops, and close readings of poems. Students will walk away from the class with a clearer sense of their individual practices as poets. By Wednesday, May 26, students registered for the workshop will be required to submit a short packet of poems (3-5 pages) and read…

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Reading for Craft: Fiction and Nonfiction (only 2 spots left!)

June 10 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until July 15, 2021

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Jody Hobbs Hesler $100 Members | $108 Nonmembers Thursdays, 6/10/21 – 7/15/21 | 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm In this class we’ll read published short stories and essays that employ craft strategies in especially unique or effective ways. We’ll dig deep into each piece to see what makes it work, or what keeps it from working, for each of us. Stronger readers make stronger writers, so we will be able to apply what we learn from our reading to…

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The Facts of Fiction 2: Nailing the Narrative Arc

June 12 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Kristie Smeltzer $30 Members | $35 Nonmembers Saturday, June 12, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Seminar Series: The Facts of Fiction This June seminar series covers four of the core concepts for writing effective fiction. Writers may take the entire series or only specific sessions. Writers who sign up for all four seminars will receive a $5 credit for each seminar completed. The total credit will be applied after the last seminar. The credit may be used to offset registration fees…

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Quatrains: A Workshop (only 3 spots left!)

June 13 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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One event on June 20, 2021 at 1:00 pm

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Neil Perry $60 Members | $65 Nonmembers Session One: Sunday, June 13, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm Session Two: Sunday, June 20, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm In this workshop we'll do a deep dive into the quatrain - what does it mean to write in these stanzas?  Where have they taken poetry in the past?  What can we do with them?  We'll talk about, of course, formal considerations, but also some more philosophical ones.  Participants will produce original…

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The Facts of Fiction 3: Balancing Backstory and Action

June 19 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Kristie Smeltzer $30 Members | $35 Nonmembers Saturday, June 19, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Seminar Series: The Facts of Fiction This June seminar series covers four of the core concepts for writing effective fiction. Writers may take the entire series or only specific sessions. Writers who sign up for all four seminars will receive a $5 credit for each seminar completed. The total credit will be applied after the last seminar. The credit may be used to offset registration fees…

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The Facts of Fiction 4: Drafting Authentic Dialogue

June 26 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Kristie Smeltzer $30 Members | $35 Nonmembers Saturday, June 26, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Seminar Series: The Facts of Fiction This June seminar series covers four of the core concepts for writing effective fiction. Writers may take the entire series or only specific sessions. Writers who sign up for all four seminars will receive a $5 credit for each seminar completed. The total credit will be applied after the last seminar. The credit may be used to offset registration fees…

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