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March 2022

Tell Your Story (Online class)

March 11 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Friday, repeating until March 11, 2022

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Deborah Harris $150 Members | $165 Nonmembers Fridays, 1/21/22 – 3/11/22 | 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm 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 contemporary literature. Exercise your writing muscle by responding…

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Chopped (Online class)

March 30 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until March 30, 2022

Instructor: Jody Hobbs Hesler $150 Members | $165 Nonmembers Wednesdays, 2/9/22 – 3/30/22 | 11:00 am – 1:00 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" will be drawn from these categories: situations, objects or places, restrictions (on form or style), and people or moods. During our writing time, each writer will not only include all four items, but must "transform" them…

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April 2022

Narrative Arc in Novels (Online class)

April 7 @ 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 April 7, 2022

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Kristie Smeltzer $189 Members | $210 Nonmembers Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2/15/22 – 4/7/22 | 6:30 pm – 7:45 pm Have you ever been working on your novel and found yourself wondering: what would happen next? As writers sometimes the more important question is why—why should that happen next? This class will look at narrative arc with the goal of helping participants know what should happen where in their work-in-progress (WIP). We’ll complete activities to identify key narrative elements in…

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May 2022

Flash Fiction: Short, Quick, and to the Point (in-person seminar)

May 1 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Warren Rochelle

Instructor: Warren Rochelle $60 Members | $65 Nonmembers Sunday, 5/1/22 | 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Before signing up for this in-person seminar, 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 it is…

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Reading for Craft (online class)

May 5 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Thursday, repeating until May 5, 2022

Instructor: Jody Hobbs Hesler $120 Members | $132 Nonmembers Thursdays, 3/31/22 – 5/5/22 | 11:00 am – 1:00 pm (Eastern Time) 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…

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Following the Thread: Writing into the Poetry Manuscript (online seminar)

May 7 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Annie Kim and Chloe Martinez

Instructor: Annie Kim and Chloe Martinez $60 Members | $65 Nonmembers Saturday, 5/7/22 | 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) Wondering how to develop a book-length poetry manuscript? And how to get it published? In this seminar we’ll share tips for generating material for a collection, discovering patterns and arcs in your emerging manuscript, sequencing individual poems within the larger book, and—last but not least—how to submit manuscripts to presses without going crazy. If you think you might be working…

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

May 11 @ 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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Mind the Gap: How to Write a Novel When All You Think You Know Is How to Write Short Stories (online class)

May 11 @ 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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Evening Poetry (in-person class)

May 11 @ 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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Writing Family Narratives Using Research (in-person class)

May 16 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Monday, repeating until May 16, 2022

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

Instructor: Brendan Wolfe $189 Members | $210 Nonmembers Mondays, 3/28/22 – 5/16/22 | 6:30 pm – 9:00 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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