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

January 2022

Evening Poetry (Online class)

January 25 @ 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 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 in media…

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Daytime Combo: Fiction and Creative Nonfiction (CLASS CANCELED)

January 26 @ 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 This class is canceled. Christina plans to teach this class in spring 2022.  In this workshop, we will read one story or essay by a published author each week and discuss what makes it tick. How exactly does the piece work (or not)? We’ll dig into a wide range of craft topics, as they come up—point of view, characterization, pacing, clarity, mystery,…

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Truth Be Told: Learning How to Write True Stories That Are Well Told (Online class) – class full, waitlist established

January 27 @ 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. Marion Roach says, "the personal essay is a manageable, distinctive delivery system for thoughts that are in one’s head or heart and get put down on the page. It is a short piece of writing from you that illuminates us on one of your areas of expertise. It is what you know after something you’ve been…

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Tell Your Story (Online class)

January 28 @ 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) – only 2 spots left!

February 9 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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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