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September 2021

Explore Effective Ways To Tell Your Truth, Real or Made-Up – Online class (only 1 spot left!)

September 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Monday, repeating until November 15, 2021

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: BettyJoyce Nash $189 Members | $210 Nonmembers Mondays, 9/27/21 – 11/15/21 | 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm Our brains churn out stories, real and made-up, but in capturing our narratives, questions about content, but also genre, style, form, and more plague us. Writers in any genre are welcome in this class where we’ll question our stories and how to tell them. We’ll generate new work by writing from prompts because they surprise and provoke the subconscious, offering insights that probe…

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Evening Poetry – Online class (only 1 spot left!)

September 28 @ 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 November 18, 2021

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: John Most $189 Members | $210 Nonmembers Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9/28/21 – 11/18/21 | 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm In this class, which is open to all poets, we will spend most of our time writing and workshopping new poems. In addition to writing new poems, each week we will look at what different poets do in addition to writing the poem, whether it is writing about poetry, taking notes, thinking, researching, or reading. John Most earned his PhD…

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October 2021

Daytime Poetry – Online class

October 4 @ 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:30 pm on Monday and Wednesday, repeating until November 24, 2021

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Erika Howsare $189 Members | $210 Nonmembers Mondays and Wednesdays, 10/4/21 – 11/24/21 | 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm This is a course for students with some experience conceiving and crafting poetic work, though you need not be published. We will refresh our writing practice through new sources of inspiration that help us break our writerly habits. To that end, we'll explore various poetic prompts and nurture the development of a regular and mindful practice of writing. The course…

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

October 5 @ 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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Elements of Fiction – Online class (only 3 spots left!)

October 5 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until November 23, 2021

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Sharon Harrigan $189 Members | $210 Nonmembers Tuesdays, 10/5/21 – 11/23/21 | 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm For the first part of each class, we will analyze a short story that is emblematic of a particular writing technique. The stories will be an eclectic assortment of literary fiction, with a focus on contemporary writers. For the second part of class, we will do in-class writing exercises to practice using what we just learned in our own writing. All levels…

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Behind the Scenes of the Publishing World – Online seminar (only 1 spot left!)

October 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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One event on October 13, 2021 at 7:00 pm

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Elle Cosimano $75 Members | $82 Nonmembers Session I: Wednesday, 10/6/21 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Session II: Wednesday, 10/13/21 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Critically acclaimed, award-winning author Elle Cosimano will take you behind the scenes of publishing, from the finished draft to the bookstore shelf, in this information-packed, two-session course. Topics of discussion will include the following. Session I: From Draft to Contract (90 min) - Finding and landing the right agent - What do…

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Writing The Other – Online seminar

October 9 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Jody Hobbs Hesler $30 Members | $35 Nonmembers Saturday, Oct. 9, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm Every time we tell a story that includes a point of view beyond our own experience, we are “writing the other.” How do we effectively enter a point of view that doesn’t belong to us? What are some dangers in inhabiting voices that are not our own? Using writing exercises and group discussions in this two-hour session, we’ll explore issues from authenticity to…

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