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508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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May 2020

Evening Poetry: Day in/Day out (Online course)

May 26 @ 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 June 4, 2020

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: John Most $189 Members | $210 Nonmembers Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4/14/20 – 6/4/20 | 6:30 pm – 7:45 pm In this class, open to all poets, we will spend the bulk of our time writing, reworking, and discussing new poems. We will also focus on the daily precursors of poetry: observations, notes, journals, conversations, poems, books…. Our guiding question will be how are we working into/out of a poem. John Most earned his PhD in media philosophy from the…

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Evening Advanced Fiction Workshop: Voice and Character Development (Online course)

May 26 @ 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 June 9, 2020

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Kristie Smeltzer $189 Members | $210 Nonmembers Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4/16/20 – 6/9/20 | 6:30 pm – 7:45 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…

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Daytime Generative Writing (Online course)

May 27 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Wednesday and Friday, repeating until June 5, 2020

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Sharon Harrigan $189 Members | $210 Nonmembers Wednesdays and Fridays, 4/15/20 – 6/5/20 | 9:30 am – 10:45 am No time for homework? No problem. We’ll do all the writing and critique work in class, so you don’t have to do it at home. Each session will begin with a short meditation to clear our heads. Then the instructor will lead participants through a series of prompts that build on each other and move toward the goal of completing…

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Writing, Revising, Pitching: Getting Your Novel Out of the Drawer and Off to Market (Will meet online)

May 27 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Randall Klein$1299* Members | $1299* NonmembersSelect Wednesdays 1/15/20 – 11/4/20 | 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM*Payment plans of $309 per quarter will be available to students accepted into this program. NOTE: Due to the coronavirus pandemic, effective 4/15/20 the 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,…

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Cville YA Writers Group 2020 (Online meetings)

May 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on April 14, 2020 at 7:00 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.  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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Reading for Craft: Fiction and Nonfiction (Online course)

May 28 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until June 18, 2020

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Jody Hesler $189 Members | $210 Nonmembers Thursdays, 4/16/20 – 6/18/20 | 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm (10 week class) In this class we’ll be reading 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…

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The Storytellers 2020 (Virtual meetings)

May 30 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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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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June 2020

Short Story Intensive (Online class)

June 1 @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Monday and Wednesday, repeating until June 24, 2020

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: BettyJoyce Nash $94.50 Members | $105 Nonmembers Mondays and Wednesdays, 6/1/20 – 6/24/20 | 6:30 pm – 7:45 pm Four-week class Join me twice-weekly for a virtual fiction workshop where we’ll breathe new life into old stories and/or refine newly finished pieces. This class will suit experienced writers with workshop experience. Students will submit one story each week, to be discussed either Monday or Wednesday. We’ll dive into minutiae: language, sentence structure, and descriptions, as well as “story," and we'll…

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Summer Novel Starter (Online class)

June 1 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Monday, repeating until August 31, 2020

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Randall Klein $330 Members | $365 Nonmembers Mondays, 6/1/20 – 8/31/20 | 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm Thirteen-week class It's summer! You can accomplish a lot or you can accomplish just a little. BUT..if it is on your bucket list to start a first draft of a novel guided by a seasoned veteran of the writing world, why would you say no?  This class is designed to help writers start a novel in any genre in a condensed and…

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The Personal Essay (Online class, This class is full!)

June 2 @ 9:00 am - 10:15 am
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WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Jay Varner $189 Members | $210 Nonmembers Tuesdays and Fridays, 6/2/20 – 7/24/20 | 9:00 am – 10:15 am Eight-week class Joan Didion once said, “I don’t know what I think until I write it down.” The Personal Essay explores an inventive and elastic form that helps you understand and connect experiences and beliefs. We will closely read and study some of the masters of the personal essay through close reading and mini-exercises designed to spark new material or…

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Putting the Pen to the Page: Drafting Your Novel in One Year (Ongoing class)

June 8 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 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 Mondays, 9/9/19 - 6/29/20** | 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM *Payment plans of $335 per quarter will be available to students accepted into this program. NOTE: THE APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR THIS PROGRAM HAS PASSED.   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…

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Cooking Your Novel (Online class)

June 13 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 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 Saturdays, 6/13/20, 6/20/20, 6/27/20, and 7/11/20 | 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Four-week class This series of four two-hour workshops, intended for writers who have made significant progress on a first novel, will help you begin shaping (or reshaping) your book into a manuscript responsive to the conventions and expectations of the contemporary fiction market. What makes for a compelling premise, concept, or “hook” that will attract the attention of agents and editors? How do novelists move…

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Staying the Course (Class will meet online)

June 13 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Jody Hesler $260 Members | $289 Nonmembers Meets monthly on Saturday for eleven months: 9/28/19, 10/26/19, 11/23/19, 12/14/19, 1/25/20, 2/29/20 | 1:00 - 4:00 pm NOTE: Due to the pandemic, class switched to 90-minute online meetings, now twice monthly. New dates: 3/28/20, 4/11/20, 4/25/20, 5/9/20, 5/23/20, 6/13/20, 6/27/20 | 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm. July meeting(s) to be determined. Currently 1 meeting,  7/25/20. This is a course for committed writers who want some structure and accountability for reaching their writing…

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Poets At Large 2020 (Meeting online)

June 15 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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This is a closed group facilitated by Sharon Ackerman and Priscilla Melchior. The group's goal is a detailed study of the craft of poetry.

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Kitchen Sink Fiction (Online class)

June 16 @ 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 August 6, 2020

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Kristie Smeltzer $189 Members | $210 Nonmembers Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6/16/20 – 8/6/20 | 6:30 pm – 7:45 pm Eight-week class Ever wanted a class that gives you a smidge of this, a dash of that? This fiction class will do that very thing, with discussions about a variety of writerly subjects, such as the following: Creating compelling antagonists Connecting that great book idea you have and its main plot points into a cohesive narrative Querying agents Refining your writing…

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What Are You Reading and What Are You Writing? (Online poetry seminar, only 3 spots left!)

June 20 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Neil Perry $60 Members | $65 Nonmembers Saturday, 6/20/20 | 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm In this moment of unsurety, of staying at home more, of reconsidering the ways we do things, many are turning to their reading for solace, for ideas or for escape. This seminar will tap into the obvious and hopefully less-obvious connections between what we read and the poetry we write.  Participants will be asked to be ready to discuss at least one piece of…

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July 2020

Write On! Session I: 6th – 8th Grade Writing Workshop (Cancelled!)

July 6 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Erin James Cost: $210 on or before 3/27/20, $225 on or before 4/24/20, $240 after 4/24/20 Monday – Friday | July 6, 2020 - July 10, 2020  | 1:00 PM-5:00 PM During this week, young writers will explore the craft and fun of creative writing through a variety of prompts, journaling, music, brainstorming, people-watching, and visits to nearby inspiring locations.  Modes of expression and experimentation will include poetry, fiction, non-fiction, and more!  Throughout the week, we will learn about and participate…

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Write On! Session I: 6th – 8th Grade, The World and the Word, Part I (Cancelled!)

July 6 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Taylor Blackburn Cost: $210 on or before 3/27/20, $225 on or before 4/24/20, $240 after 4/24/20 Monday – Friday | July 6, 2020 - July 10, 2020  | 1:00 PM-5:00 PM “The real voyage of discovery lies not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.” -Marcel Proust In this workshop geared toward middle school writers, we will ban the blank page, filling it with the language of our experiences. We will explore the process of writing and find…

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Write On! Session I: 9th – 12th Grade, Advanced Novelists Workshop (Cancelled!)

July 6 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Hannah Barnaby Cost: $210 on or before 3/27/20, $225 on or before 4/24/20, $240 after 4/24/20 Monday – Friday | July 6, 2020 - July 10, 2020  | 1:00 PM-5:00 PM You already know that you love to write -- now you just need the tools to expand your story into a full novel! Great writing is equal parts passion and skill. This summer camp session is designed to help you find that balance. We'll spend the week focused on…

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Memoir-a-Month Group

July 7 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 1:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating until December 1, 2020

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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This is a closed group facilitated by Leslie Middleton.

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Write On! Session II: 6th – 8th Grade, The World and the Word, Part II (Cancelled!)

July 13 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Taylor Blackburn Cost: $210 on or before 3/27/20, $225 on or before 4/24/20, $240 after 4/24/20 Monday – Friday | July 13, 2020 - July 17, 2020  | 1:00 PM-5:00 PM "The best word shakers were the ones who understood the true power of words. They were the ones who could climb the highest." -Markus Zusak This workshop for middle school writers will focus on the power of the word. We will make language and word-play the inspiration for…

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Write On! Session II: 6th – 8th Grade, Fiction & Creative Nonfiction, The Art of the Senses (Cancelled!)

July 13 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Peyton Tochterman Cost: $210 on or before 3/27/20, $225 on or before 4/24/20, $240 after 4/24/20 Monday – Friday | July 13, 2020 - July 17, 2020  | 1:00 PM-5:00 PM Hone your skills in either fiction or creative non-fiction as we focus on the senses and utilize our senses to enhance our writing. We will become detectives of not just human behavior, but also the English language as we analyze short stories, set out on daily excursions around…

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Write On! Session II: 9th – 12th Grade, Poetry as a Witness (Cancelled!)

July 13 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Thomas Warren Cost: $210 on or before 3/27/20, $225 on or before 4/24/20, $240 after 4/24/20 Monday – Friday | July 13, 2020 - July 17, 2020  | 1:00 PM-5:00 PM In a week-long summer camp for high school students for four hours a day, young writers will explore what it means to be a witness. As it is hard to witness much in the confines of a classroom, the first four days will include walking field trips. With…

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WriterHouse Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror/Speculative Fiction Writers Group 2020

July 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:00 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until December 14, 2020

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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Off-Season NaNoWriMo Meeting

July 24 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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One event on October 30, 2020 at 6:30 pm

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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Dabblers Group 2020

July 27 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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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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Memoir Writing Marathon 2020

July 31 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every month that begins at 9:00 am on day Last of the month, repeating until December 25, 2020

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

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August 2020

Continuing Novel Work Group 2020

August 10 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 11:30 am on day Second of the month, repeating until December 8, 2020

One event on March 2, 2020 at 11:30 am

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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This is a closed writing group organized by member Chris Tucker. Members are graduates of the Putting the Pen to the Page year-long novel class.

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September 2020

Literary Fiction Critique Group 2020

September 1 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:30 pm on day First of the month, repeating until December 1, 2020

An event every month that begins at 6:30 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until December 15, 2020

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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