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

September 2021

Dabblers Group (Online meetings)

September 27 @ 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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Explore Effective Ways To Tell Your Truth, Real or Made-Up – Online class (only 1 spot left!)

September 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Monday, repeating until November 15, 2021

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: BettyJoyce Nash $189 Members | $210 Nonmembers Mondays, 9/27/21 – 11/15/21 | 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm Our brains churn out stories, real and made-up, but in capturing our narratives, questions about content, but also genre, style, form, and more plague us. Writers in any genre are welcome in this class where we’ll question our stories and how to tell them. We’ll generate new work by writing from prompts because they surprise and provoke the subconscious, offering insights that probe…

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Evening Poetry – Online class (only 1 spot left!)

September 28 @ 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 November 18, 2021

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: John Most $189 Members | $210 Nonmembers Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9/28/21 – 11/18/21 | 6:30 pm - 7:45 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…

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Cville YA Writers Group (Online meetings)

September 28 @ 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.  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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Writing, Revising, Pitching: Getting Your Novel Out of the Drawer and Off to Market (Ongoing class)

September 29 @ 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$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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October 2021

Daytime Poetry – Online class

October 4 @ 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:30 pm on Monday and Wednesday, repeating until November 24, 2021

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Erika Howsare $189 Members | $210 Nonmembers Mondays and Wednesdays, 10/4/21 – 11/24/21 | 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm This is a course for students with some experience conceiving and crafting poetic work, though you need not be published. We will refresh our writing practice through new sources of inspiration that help us break our writerly habits. To that end, we'll explore various poetic prompts and nurture the development of a regular and mindful practice of writing. The course…

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

October 5 @ 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 (only 3 spots left!)

October 5 @ 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 23, 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 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 do in-class writing exercises to practice using what we just learned in our own writing. All levels…

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Behind the Scenes of the Publishing World – Online seminar (only 1 spot left!)

October 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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One event on October 13, 2021 at 7:00 pm

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Elle Cosimano $75 Members | $82 Nonmembers Session I: Wednesday, 10/6/21 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Session II: Wednesday, 10/13/21 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Critically acclaimed, award-winning author Elle Cosimano will take you behind the scenes of publishing, from the finished draft to the bookstore shelf, in this information-packed, two-session course. Topics of discussion will include the following. Session I: From Draft to Contract (90 min) - Finding and landing the right agent - What do…

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Jocelyn Nicole Johnson: My Monticello

October 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Join us at The Haven (112 W. Market St.) as we celebrate the release of Jocelyn Nicole Johnson’s debut book, "My Monticello." A signing will follow. This in-person event will be cosponsored by WriterHouse and New Dominion Bookshop and will be free and open to the public. The doors for the event will open at 6:45 PM. We recommend arriving early for the best seating. Copies of My Monticello will be for sale in the lobby of The Haven before…

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Writing The Other – Online seminar

October 9 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Jody Hobbs Hesler $30 Members | $35 Nonmembers Saturday, Oct. 9, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm Every time we tell a story that includes a point of view beyond our own experience, we are “writing the other.” How do we effectively enter a point of view that doesn’t belong to us? What are some dangers in inhabiting voices that are not our own? Using writing exercises and group discussions in this two-hour session, we’ll explore issues from authenticity to…

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

October 11 @ 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 13, 2021

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 18 @ 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)

October 22 @ 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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Memoir Writing Marathon

October 29 @ 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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