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

September 2020

Chopped: The Writing Class (Online class, This class is full!)

September 24 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until November 5, 2020

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Jody Hobbs Hesler $115 Members | $128 Nonmembers Thursdays, 9/17/20 - 11/5/20 | 1:00 pm - 2:30 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" might include objects, people, moods, genres, etc. During our writing time, each writer will not only include all four items, but must "transform" them so that they work together organically. Students may write fiction, nonfiction, or…

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Tupelo Teen Writing Center (Online meetings)

September 24 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until December 17, 2020

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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To foster, discover, and develop emerging writers, and connect them as a part of the larger writing community, facilitate their ability to take advantage of our local literary resources,  and develop resources where they are needed. To announce to and through the support of our youth that writing is as important as sports fields, theaters, art galleries and centers, and skating rinks… To learn more, please see the Tupelo Teen Writing Center 

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The Storytellers 2020 (Virtual meetings)

September 26 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on June 27, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on July 25, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on August 30, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on September 26, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on October 31, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on November 28, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on December 19, 2020 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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100 Thousand Poets for Change Virtual Global Event

September 26 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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During this time of an unprecedented global pandemic, the arts are necessary now more than ever. WriterHouse is co-sponsoring this virtual event. To participate or attend, contact Polly Lazaron at (434) 960-3270 or pollylazaron@gmail.com.

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Dabblers Group 2020 (Online meetings)

September 28 @ 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 28, 2020

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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October 2020

Literary Fiction Critique Group 2020

October 6 @ 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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Writing, Revising, Pitching: Getting Your Novel Out of the Drawer and Off to Market (Will meet online)

October 7 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on January 29, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on February 12, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on February 26, 2020 at 6:30 pm

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One event on April 15, 2020 at 6:30 pm

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One event on September 23, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on October 7, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on October 21, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on November 4, 2020 at 6:30 pm

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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Putting the Pen to the Page: What is involved in this year-long novel class? (Free online seminar)

October 10 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Kristen-Paige Madonia FREE SEMINAR! Saturday, 10/10/20 | 11:00 am – 12:00 pm 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 their way through the generative process of drafting their novel manuscript. Curious about the class? Join us for a FREE seminar and learn about the course…

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Staying the Course (Online class)

October 10 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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One event on October 10, 2020 at 1:00 pm

One event on October 24, 2020 at 1:00 pm

One event on November 7, 2020 at 1:00 pm

One event on November 21, 2020 at 1:00 pm

One event on December 5, 2020 at 1:00 pm

One event on December 19, 2020 at 1:00 pm

One event on January 9, 2021 at 1:00 pm

One event on January 23, 2021 at 1:00 pm

One event on February 13, 2021 at 1:00 pm

One event on February 27, 2021 at 1:00 pm

One event on March 13, 2021 at 1:00 pm

One event on March 27, 2021 at 1:00 pm

One event on April 10, 2021 at 1:00 pm

One event on April 24, 2021 at 1:00 pm

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One event on May 22, 2021 at 1:00 pm

One event on June 12, 2021 at 1:00 pm

One event on June 26, 2021 at 1:00 pm

One event on July 10, 2021 at 1:00 pm

One event on July 24, 2021 at 1:00 pm

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Jody Hobbs Hesler $260 Members | $289 Nonmembers Every other Saturday for eleven months, 9/19/20 - 7/24/21 | 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm This course is designed for writers charting their way through longer projects, such as novels, memoirs, story collections, etc., but it could also work for writers who are simply working toward a more disciplined writing practice. In this class, we will set broad goals for the year and more specific targets for each next class meeting; discuss…

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Continuing Novel Work Group 2020 (meeting online)

October 12 @ 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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WriterHouse Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror/Speculative Fiction Writers Group 2020 (Virtual Meetings)

October 12 @ 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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Poets At Large 2020 (Meeting online)

October 19 @ 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 21, 2020

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 Buoyancy of Hope: A Workshop Fostering Resilience in Your Creative Life (Online seminar)

October 21 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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One event on October 28, 2020 at 10:00 am

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Facilitator: Deborah Prum $40 Members | $45 Nonmembers* Session One, Wednesday, 10/21/20 | 10:00 am – 11:30 am Session Two, Wednesday, 10/28/20 | 10:00 am – 11:30 am NOTE: 8 participant maximum *WriterHouse is able to offer this class at a significant discount because the instructor has very generously agreed to donate part of her fee. Last February, we wondered how long our lives would be affected by the pandemic. Most of us thought in terms of days and weeks,…

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Propelled by Story, Constrained by Truth: Exploring the Boundaries of Narrative Nonfiction (Online class)

October 26 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
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An event every day that begins at 9:30 am, repeating until October 30, 2020

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Chris Register $75 Members | $82 Nonmembers Monday - Friday, 10/26/20 - 10/30/20 | 9:30 am – 11:00 am Five-day mini-course Narrative nonfiction authors face many decisions along our journey from proposal to print. Whether curating material for a historical snapshot, recreating conversations for a travelogue, or painting scenes for a memoir, the challenges are the same: where to begin, what to tell and leave out (and in what order), how much to employ dialogue versus backstory, and—of course—that…

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Cville YA Writers Group 2020 (Online meetings)

October 27 @ 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

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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Memoir Writing Marathon 2020

October 30 @ 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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Off-Season NaNoWriMo Meeting

October 30 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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One event on March 30, 2018 at 6:30 pm

One event on April 27, 2018 at 6:30 pm

One event on May 25, 2018 at 6:30 pm

One event on June 29, 2018 at 6:30 pm

One event on July 27, 2018 at 6:30 pm

One event on August 31, 2018 at 6:30 pm

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One event on September 20, 2019 at 6:30 pm

One event on October 25, 2019 at 6:30 pm

One event on February 28, 2020 at 6:30 pm

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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November 2020

Surviving The Query Trenches: “Pitching, Pitfalls, and PitMad, Oh My!” (Online seminar)

November 7 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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One event on November 8, 2020 at 1:00 pm

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Emily Thiede $60 Members | $65 Nonmembers Session One, Saturday, 11/7/20 | 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm Session Two, Sunday, 11/8/20 | 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm There’s a reason many writers describe querying as “going into the trenches,” but like any battle, it’s easier to survive the fight if you start with the right tools in your armory. In this course, we’ll explore resources for building (and narrowing down) a list of agents to query, and the pros-and-cons…

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