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508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
434-296-1922 http://writerhouse.org/

August 2018

Open Writing Hours Today!

August 21 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Writing Hours

WriterHouse will be offering the volunteer operated Open Writing Hours today. Come in and enjoy a nice quiet place to write, meet with your writer friends, and have a cup of coffee on the house. Want to see more open hours? We do too! Become a volunteer for WriterHouse today to help us promote the creation and appreciation of the literary arts in your community.

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Cville YA Writers Group

August 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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This group is open to any member of WriterHouse.  At this meeting, one member will read a short piece for us to critique.  We will also discuss an article about writing antagonists.    We welcome more voices in our lively discussions about writing as it pertains to the YA audience.  Questions?  Contact Bonnie Redding at riderwriter5@yahoo.com

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Poets with a Project

August 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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This is a closed critique group for poets working on book-length projects. It is facilitated by Polly Lazaron.

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Open Writing Hours Today!

August 24 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Writing Hours

WriterHouse will be offering the volunteer operated Open Writing Hours today. Come in and enjoy a nice quiet place to write, meet with your writer friends, and have a cup of coffee on the house. Want to see more open hours? We do too! Become a volunteer for WriterHouse today to help us promote the creation and appreciation of the literary arts in your community.

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Open Writing Hours Today!

August 28 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Writing Hours

WriterHouse will be offering the volunteer operated Open Writing Hours today. Come in and enjoy a nice quiet place to write, meet with your writer friends, and have a cup of coffee on the house. Want to see more open hours? We do too! Become a volunteer for WriterHouse today to help us promote the creation and appreciation of the literary arts in your community.

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PM Poets Group

August 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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This is a closed critique group for poets working on book-length projects facilitated by Polly Lazaron.

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Open Writing Hours Today!

August 29 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Writing Hours

WriterHouse will be offering the volunteer operated Open Writing Hours today. Come in and enjoy a nice quiet place to write, meet with your writer friends, and have a cup of coffee on the house. Want to see more open hours? We do too! Become a volunteer for WriterHouse today to help us promote the creation and appreciation of the literary arts in your community.

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Open Writing Hours Today!

August 30 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Writing Hours

WriterHouse will be offering the volunteer operated Open Writing Hours today. Come in and enjoy a nice quiet place to write, meet with your writer friends, and have a cup of coffee on the house. Want to see more open hours? We do too! Become a volunteer for WriterHouse today to help us promote the creation and appreciation of the literary arts in your community.

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Open Writing Hours Today!

August 31 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Writing Hours

WriterHouse will be offering the volunteer operated Open Writing Hours today. Come in and enjoy a nice quiet place to write, meet with your writer friends, and have a cup of coffee on the house. Want to see more open hours? We do too! Become a volunteer for WriterHouse today to help us promote the creation and appreciation of the literary arts in your community.

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Off-Season NaNoWriMo Meeting

August 31 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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This is a closed meeting of NaNoWriMo organizers facilitated by Jennifer Ehlers.

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September 2018

Literary Fiction Critique Group

September 4 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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This is a closed group facilitated by Lauren Hebert for writers who seek thoughtful critical feedback on their work and are able to provide the same support for other group members.  In addition to reading and commenting on individual submissions, we also engage in craft-related discussions, writing exercises, and free-write sessions.

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WriterHouse Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror/Speculative Fiction Writers Group

September 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Do rolling green hills inspire you to think of brutal orc armies bearing down on ancient elfin civilizations? Intrepid heroes slashing their way through overgrown jungles in search of the one cure to a deadly pandemic? Forgotten tribes descended from a humanoid ancestor other than our own? Government enclaves for top secret and highly unethical experiments? Mother Nature’s healing touch after the nuclear apocalypse? If so then we would love to hear about it! The WriterHouse Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror/Speculative Fiction Writers Group…

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Putting the Pen to the Page: Drafting Your Novel in One Year

September 11 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Kristen-Paige Madonia $1,399* Members | $1,399* Nonmembers Select Tuesdays, 9/11/18 - 5/21/19** | 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM *Payment plans of $335 per quarter will be available to students accepted into this program. Overview: Putting the Pen to the Page is an opportunity for writers to study the craft of creative writing, share and workshop portions of their novel manuscript, provide and receive constructive criticism, and work with a published author at an MFA-level of instruction as they write…

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Evening Poetry: The Collagist

September 18 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: John Most $189 Members | $210 Nonmembers Tuesdays, 9/18/18 - 11/6/18 | 6:30 PM - 9:00 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 read example poems that, in the broadest sense of the word, collage words, forms, sources, genres, styles, allusions. . . Collage is powered by surprise, so our guiding question will be:…

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Evening Creative Nonfiction

September 18 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Jay Kauffmann $189 Members | $210 Nonmembers Tuesdays, 9/18/18 - 11/6/18 | 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM This workshop will explore the essential elements of creative nonfiction, such as sensory imagery, metaphoric language, distinctive voice, dramatic arc, and focused theme. Participants will discuss essays and memoir pieces submitted to the group. In addition, there will be readings and in-class exercises that address pertinent craft issues. There will also be opportunities to consider non-craft issues associated with this genre, such…

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Advanced Poetry: Packing a Punch in Your Poetic Endgame

September 19 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
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WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Mirabella Mitchell $189 Members | $210 Nonmembers Wednesdays, 9/19/18 - 11/7/18 | 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM Prerequisite: Students must have taken at least two poetry classes. Renowned poet Gregory Orr argues that there are six very different kinds of endings for poems. In this class, we’ll read, explore, and discuss an array of poems ranging from the 16th to 21st centuries, and we’ll use these six diverse “species” of endings as our path into them. However, our topics…

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Novel Launch Pad: The First 50 Pages

September 19 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Jody Hesler $189 Members | $210 Nonmembers Wednesdays, 9/19/18 - 11/7/18 | 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM Students in this class should have made significant strides on the beginning of a novel. We will workshop the first 50 pages, in 25-page increments. Through close reading of each other’s work, and of some literary texts, students will gain insights to help them zero in where the beating heart of their budding novels is strongest, identify which craft issues need the…

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Novel 101: Premise, Story, Character

September 19 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Bruce Holsinger $94.50 Members | $105 Nonmembers Wednesdays, 9/19/18 - 10/10/18 | 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM This series of four evening workshops will be devoted to the conception and development of participants’ novels in progress. Whether you’ve sketched out a few pages of a fantasy epic or completed a work of historical fiction, this class is intended to help you begin shaping (or reshaping) your novel into a manuscript responsive to the conventions and expectations of the contemporary…

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Memoir in a Year Part I: Writing the First Draft of Your Book-Length Memoir

September 20 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
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WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Lisa Ellison $1349* Members | $1349* Nonmembers Select Thursdays, 1/18/18 - 12/13/18** | 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM *Payment plans of $323 per quarter will be available to students accepted into this program. **For a complete list of class dates, please see the Memoir in a Year Syllabus Have a powerful life story you absolutely must tell? Looking for support as you harness the power of that narrative? During Memoir in a Year Part I: Writing the First Draft…

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Advanced Fiction: Voice and Character

September 20 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Kristie Smeltzer $189 Members | $210 Nonmembers Thursdays, 9/20/18 - 11/8/18 | 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM This workshop-heavy class will provide writers at least three opportunities to have a full class workshop. Students will have one-on-one feedback sessions with both instructor and classmates. Participants are required to have fiction work ready to workshop at the outset of class or be able to produce material week-to-week. Students will be asked to write, read, and provide feedback to peers, both…

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Pathways to Picture Book Publishing

September 21 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
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WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Hannah Barnaby $189 Members | $210 Nonmembers Fridays, 9/21/18 - 11/9/18 | 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM What makes picture books so magical? The alchemy of text and art creates a unique medium for a story, turning it into something more than just the combination of works and pictures. It might seem like a mystery, but writing picture books is far from impossible — it just takes a special set of skills and a peek behind the curtain. Hannah…

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Plot. Stakes. Tension

September 22 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Crystal Hana Kim $60 Members | $65 Nonmembers Saturday, 9/22/18 | 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM These three terms are often used interchangeably when we talk about the craft of writing. How are these three terms different and how do they work together to keep the reader interested? In this seminar, we will discuss how to effectively create and maintain dramatic tension in fiction by closely reading a short story together. We will then examine our own characters to…

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The Eight-Week Play Is the Thing

September 22 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Ariel Stess $189 Members | $210 Nonmembers **NEW DATE Saturday, 9/22/18 - 11/10/18  | 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM Think you can't write a play in eight weeks? Think again! This intensive course will lead students through generating material, beginning a play, writing the middle, and finally arriving at the end of the play. A class for writers of all genres to hone skills in developing character, dialogue, setting, and conflict in order to complete a powerful narrative. The class…

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Getting Your Book Published: A Year-Long Master Class with Jane Friedman

September 22 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Jane Friedman $1,200 Members* | $1,200 Nonmembers* Select Saturdays, 9/22/18 - 2/9/19**(see below)  | 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM *Payment plans of $287.50 per quarter will be available to students accepted into this program. In this comprehensive masterclass, you’ll learn not just the foundational principles of getting your book published, but you’ll also gain expert insight into the changing landscape of the publishing industry, and how you can navigate your own path toward success. Learn what it takes to capture…

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100 Thousand Poets for Change Global Event

September 29 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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October 2018

You Can Control Time

October 13 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Amanda Korman $60 Members | $65 Nonmembers Saturday, 10/13/18 | 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Time is an important instrument in your fiction-writing toolbox. In this four-hour seminar, we will learn about the many ways you can play with the speed at which things happen in your stories and novels. We’ll read examples of authors making ample, even wild use of the possibilities, and we’ll do some writing and experimenting of our own. About the Instructor: Amanda Korman is…

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The Art of Forgiveness: A Writing Retreat (2 Spots Left!)

October 27 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructors: Lisa Ellison and Deborah Prum $85 Members | $95 Nonmembers Saturday, 10/27/18 | 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM Grievance stories are detrimental to your writing health. Ruminations on bad guys eat up your creative space. Side effects include one-dimensional characters, stale plotlines, and preachy prose. How do you stop nursing a juicy grievance story and regain your creativity? It all comes down to forgiveness. Join Lisa Ellison and Deborah Prum as we explore various aspects of forgiveness. We will…

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Capricious, Courageous, Captivating: Crafting Irresistible Characters

October 27 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Doug Lawson $60 Members | $65 Nonmembers Saturday, 10/27/18 | 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM What is it that makes a character truly, madly, deeply memorable—so uniquely gripping that they can’t be forgotten, so quirky that you can’t help but love them, hate them, want to take them home with you and cook them dinner? In this seminar, we’ll look at some examples of great characters from stories in different mediums (stories, novels, movies, TV) and see if we…

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