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Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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November 2021

Dabblers Group (Online meetings)

November 29 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 2:00 pm on day Last of the month, repeating until December 27, 2021

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Writing Hours

This is a writing group organized by member Carol Cutler that meets in the Salon. The group members review each other's writing in fiction, non-fiction, and poetry with submissions once a month. The group is currently looking for 2 or 3 more members. If you are interested in joining, please contact Carol Cutler at carolcutler@embarqmail.com.

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

November 30 @ 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

November 30 @ 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 30, 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 NOTE: CLASS WILL NOT MEET ON NOV. 9. A MAKEUP SESSION HAS BEEN SCHEDULED FOR NOV. 30. 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…

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December 2021

Writing, Revising, Pitching: Getting Your Novel Out of the Drawer and Off to Market (Ongoing class)

December 1 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on October 27, 2021 at 6:30 pm

One event on November 10, 2021 at 6:30 pm

One event on December 1, 2021 at 6:30 pm

One event on December 15, 2021 at 6:30 pm

One event on December 29, 2021 at 6:30 pm

One event on January 12, 2022 at 6:30 pm

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Randall Klein$1349* Members | $1349* NonmembersSelect Wednesdays 4/28/21 – 1/12/22 | 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM*Payment plans of $322 per quarter will be available to students accepted into this program. NOTE: This class will meet via Zoom. Overview: For most novelists, the ultimate goal is to get published. Before that, however, comes much revision, along with some frustration and confusion at a seemingly impenetrable system of submission, waiting, and hoping. "Writing, Revising, Pitching" is a class for people who…

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Fall Term 2021 Virtual Reading

December 8 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Please join us on Wednesday, December 8 from 6:00 - 7:00 pm as we celebrate the hard work of our students who participated in Fall Term classes. The reading will be virtual, so BYOB! RSVP to programs@writerhouse.org, and the Zoom link will be emailed prior to the reading. All are welcome.

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WriterHouse Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror/Speculative Fiction Writers Group (Virtual Meetings)

December 13 @ 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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Cville YA Writers Group (Online meetings)

December 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:00 pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until December 22, 2020

One event on May 27, 2020 at 7:00 pm

One event on April 14, 2020 at 7:00 pm

One event on April 29, 2020 at 7:00 pm

One event on June 24, 2020 at 7:00 pm

One event on July 8, 2020 at 7:00 pm

One event on July 22, 2020 at 7:00 pm

One event on January 12, 2021 at 7:00 pm

One event on January 26, 2021 at 7:00 pm

One event on February 9, 2021 at 7:00 pm

One event on February 23, 2021 at 7:00 pm

One event on March 9, 2021 at 7:00 pm

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One event on April 13, 2021 at 7:00 pm

One event on April 27, 2021 at 7:00 pm

One event on May 11, 2021 at 7:00 pm

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One event on June 22, 2021 at 7:00 pm

One event on July 13, 2021 at 7:00 pm

One event on July 27, 2021 at 7:00 pm

One event on August 10, 2021 at 7:00 pm

One event on August 24, 2021 at 7:00 pm

One event on September 14, 2021 at 7:00 pm

One event on September 28, 2021 at 7:00 pm

One event on October 12, 2021 at 7:00 pm

One event on October 26, 2021 at 7:00 pm

One event on November 9, 2021 at 7:00 pm

One event on November 23, 2021 at 7:00 pm

One event on December 14, 2021 at 7:00 pm

One event on December 28, 2021 at 7:00 pm

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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This group is open to any member of WriterHouse.  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 At Large 2020 (Meeting online)

December 20 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 1:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until December 20, 2021

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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This is a closed group facilitated by Sharon Ackerman and Priscilla Melchior. The group's goal is a detailed study of the craft of poetry.

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The Storytellers (Virtual meetings)

December 24 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on May 30, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on June 27, 2020 at 9:00 am

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One event on January 29, 2021 at 9:00 am

One event on February 26, 2021 at 9:00 am

One event on March 26, 2021 at 9:00 am

One event on April 30, 2021 at 9:00 am

One event on May 28, 2021 at 9:00 am

One event on June 25, 2021 at 9:00 am

One event on July 23, 2021 at 9:00 am

One event on August 27, 2021 at 9:00 am

One event on September 24, 2021 at 9:00 am

One event on October 22, 2021 at 9:00 am

One event on November 26, 2021 at 9:00 am

One event on December 24, 2021 at 9:00 am

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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This is a closed writing group led by members Ingrid Alewine and Marijean Oldham. The group members are alumni of Jay Kauffmann's Creative Nonfiction courses.

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Memoir Writing Marathon

December 31 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 9:30 am on day Last of the month, repeating until December 25, 2020

An event every month that begins at 9:30 am on day Last of the month, repeating until December 31, 2021

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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This is a closed event facilitated by Rowena Zimmermann.

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January 2022

Evening Poetry (In-person class)

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

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: John Most $189 Members | $210 Nonmembers Tuesdays, 1/18/22 – 3/8/22 | 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…

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

January 19, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until March 9, 2022

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Christina Ward-Niven $189 Members | $210 Nonmembers Wednesdays, 1/19/22 – 3/9/22 | 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…

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Truth Be Told: Learning How to Write True Stories That Are Well Told (In-person class)

January 20, 2022 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Thursday, repeating until February 24, 2022

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Debby Prum $150 Members | $165 Nonmembers Thursdays, 1/20/22 – 2/24/22 | 9:30 am – 12:00 pm Class is capped at 7 students. 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…

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Tell Your Story (Online class)

January 21, 2022 @ 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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February 2022

Chopped (Online course)

February 9, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until March 30, 2022

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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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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A Picture’s Worth: Borrowing Techniques from Visual Storytelling (Online class)

February 12, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 1:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until February 26, 2022

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Kristie Smeltzer $60 Members | $65 Nonmembers First Session: Saturday, 2/12/22 | 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm Second Session: Saturday, 2/26/22 | 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm This two-seminar series will help writers identify effective techniques used to enhance stories told visually in film and television and translate them for use in our writing. Effective visual storytelling is immersive: the viewer feels like they are there in the world created by the makers. We aim to do the same…

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Narrative Arc in Novels (Online class)

February 15, 2022 @ 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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Writing the Body (Online class)

February 20, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until February 27, 2022

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Laura Kolbe $60 Members | $65 Nonmembers First Session: Sunday, 2/20/22 | 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm Second Session: Sunday, 2/27/22 | 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm The human body is perhaps the most abundant source of metaphor and wonderment in poetry. How can we harness this abundance and variety of possibility that the human body offers to our imaginations, taking what's most powerful about traditional ways of "writing the body" (love poems, spiritual writings, science writing, etc.) for…

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