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Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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February 2021

Explorations in Imitation: Using Poetry to Communicate the Uncommunicable (Online course)

February 18 @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Monday and Thursday, repeating until March 4, 2021

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: James Cole $189 Members | $210 Nonmembers Mondays and Thursdays, 1/11/21 – 3/4/21 | 6:30 pm – 7:45 pm The goal of poetry has always been to communicate sensation and emotion through keen deployment of sound, structure, and image. However, the concrete nature of language imposes limits on our ability to share experiences. How does one use noumena (things as they are) to convey phenomenon (things as they appear) in an effective, engaging way? How can poets produce nuance…

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Snowed Under a Blizzard of Unfinished Stories? (Online seminar)

February 20 @ 10:00 am - 11:15 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until February 28, 2021

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: BettyJoyce Nash $60 Members | $65 Nonmembers Weekend One: Saturday & Sunday, 2/20/21 & 2/21/21 | 10:00 am – 11:15 am Weekend Two: Saturday & Sunday, 2/27/21 & 2/28/21 | 10:00 am – 11:15 am How many days does a blizzard last? That's an unanswerable question, but this short story "blizzard" will span four days. Bring your blanket, bring your hot chocolate and bring a short story you want to polish for publication. We’ll examine point of view, character development, and story arc, but we’ll…

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Snowed Under a Blizzard of Unfinished Stories? (Online seminar)

February 21 @ 10:00 am - 11:15 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until February 28, 2021

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: BettyJoyce Nash $60 Members | $65 Nonmembers Weekend One: Saturday & Sunday, 2/20/21 & 2/21/21 | 10:00 am – 11:15 am Weekend Two: Saturday & Sunday, 2/27/21 & 2/28/21 | 10:00 am – 11:15 am How many days does a blizzard last? That's an unanswerable question, but this short story "blizzard" will span four days. Bring your blanket, bring your hot chocolate and bring a short story you want to polish for publication. We’ll examine point of view, character development, and story arc, but we’ll…

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Advanced Fiction (Online course) – This class is full!

February 22 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Monday and Wednesday, repeating until March 3, 2021

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Sharon Harrigan $189 Members | $210 Nonmembers Mondays and Wednesdays, 1/11/21 – 3/3/21 | 9:30 am – 10:45 am Requirements: Students are asked to purchase Thrill Me: Essays on Fiction by Benjamin Percy. In this class, we will spend Mondays studying techniques that will make your fiction more engaging, gripping, and vivid. We will discuss selections from Thrill Me: Essays on Fiction by Benjamin Percy, as well as short stories and novel excerpts from Bret Anthony Johnston, Rebecca Makkai, and others. On…

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Dabblers Group (Online meetings)

February 22 @ 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 September 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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Multi-genre course: The Language of Environment (Online course) – This class is full!

February 22 @ 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Monday and Wednesday, repeating until March 3, 2021

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Erika Howsare $189 Members | $210 Nonmembers Mondays and Wednesdays, 1/11/21 – 3/3/21 | 4:00 pm – 5:15 pm “Nature writing” might make you think of Thoreau or John Muir, but it’s obvious that the world has moved beyond the state of idyllic wilderness. We need writing that tries to reckon with our current conditions—finding words for the grief, rage, and yet joy and connection that we feel in the midst of the Anthropocene. This will be a multi-genre…

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Evening Creative Nonfiction (Online course) – This class is full!

February 22 @ 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Monday and Wednesday, repeating until March 3, 2021

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Brendan Wolfe $189 Members | $210 Nonmembers Mondays and Wednesdays, 1/11/21 – 3/3/21 | 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm In this workshop, we'll critique student writing in addition to considering samples of a few published selections. We’ll consider essays and memoir as a distinctive genre, with the goal of moving from the chin-strokingly philosophical—"What is a true story?" "Is it memoir or mem-wah?"—to the more practical: "How should this story be told?" "How do I convince my readers to…

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Explorations in Imitation: Using Poetry to Communicate the Uncommunicable (Online course)

February 22 @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Monday and Thursday, repeating until March 4, 2021

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: James Cole $189 Members | $210 Nonmembers Mondays and Thursdays, 1/11/21 – 3/4/21 | 6:30 pm – 7:45 pm The goal of poetry has always been to communicate sensation and emotion through keen deployment of sound, structure, and image. However, the concrete nature of language imposes limits on our ability to share experiences. How does one use noumena (things as they are) to convey phenomenon (things as they appear) in an effective, engaging way? How can poets produce nuance…

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Cville YA Writers Group (Online meetings)

February 23 @ 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

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

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

One event on May 25, 2021 at 7:00 pm

One event on June 8, 2021 at 7:00 pm

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

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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Advanced Fiction (Online course) – This class is full!

February 24 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Monday and Wednesday, repeating until March 3, 2021

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Sharon Harrigan $189 Members | $210 Nonmembers Mondays and Wednesdays, 1/11/21 – 3/3/21 | 9:30 am – 10:45 am Requirements: Students are asked to purchase Thrill Me: Essays on Fiction by Benjamin Percy. In this class, we will spend Mondays studying techniques that will make your fiction more engaging, gripping, and vivid. We will discuss selections from Thrill Me: Essays on Fiction by Benjamin Percy, as well as short stories and novel excerpts from Bret Anthony Johnston, Rebecca Makkai, and others. On…

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Multi-genre course: The Language of Environment (Online course) – This class is full!

February 24 @ 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Monday and Wednesday, repeating until March 3, 2021

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Erika Howsare $189 Members | $210 Nonmembers Mondays and Wednesdays, 1/11/21 – 3/3/21 | 4:00 pm – 5:15 pm “Nature writing” might make you think of Thoreau or John Muir, but it’s obvious that the world has moved beyond the state of idyllic wilderness. We need writing that tries to reckon with our current conditions—finding words for the grief, rage, and yet joy and connection that we feel in the midst of the Anthropocene. This will be a multi-genre…

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Evening Creative Nonfiction (Online course) – This class is full!

February 24 @ 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Monday and Wednesday, repeating until March 3, 2021

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Brendan Wolfe $189 Members | $210 Nonmembers Mondays and Wednesdays, 1/11/21 – 3/3/21 | 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm In this workshop, we'll critique student writing in addition to considering samples of a few published selections. We’ll consider essays and memoir as a distinctive genre, with the goal of moving from the chin-strokingly philosophical—"What is a true story?" "Is it memoir or mem-wah?"—to the more practical: "How should this story be told?" "How do I convince my readers to…

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Chopped: The Writing Class (Online course)

February 25 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until March 4, 2021

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Jody Hobbs Hesler $115 Members | $128 Nonmembers Thursdays, 1/14/21 – 3/4/21 | 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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Explorations in Imitation: Using Poetry to Communicate the Uncommunicable (Online course)

February 25 @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Monday and Thursday, repeating until March 4, 2021

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: James Cole $189 Members | $210 Nonmembers Mondays and Thursdays, 1/11/21 – 3/4/21 | 6:30 pm – 7:45 pm The goal of poetry has always been to communicate sensation and emotion through keen deployment of sound, structure, and image. However, the concrete nature of language imposes limits on our ability to share experiences. How does one use noumena (things as they are) to convey phenomenon (things as they appear) in an effective, engaging way? How can poets produce nuance…

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The Storytellers (Virtual meetings)

February 26 @ 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

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

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

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

February 26 @ 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 September 24, 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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Snowed Under a Blizzard of Unfinished Stories? (Online seminar)

February 27 @ 10:00 am - 11:15 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until February 28, 2021

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: BettyJoyce Nash $60 Members | $65 Nonmembers Weekend One: Saturday & Sunday, 2/20/21 & 2/21/21 | 10:00 am – 11:15 am Weekend Two: Saturday & Sunday, 2/27/21 & 2/28/21 | 10:00 am – 11:15 am How many days does a blizzard last? That's an unanswerable question, but this short story "blizzard" will span four days. Bring your blanket, bring your hot chocolate and bring a short story you want to polish for publication. We’ll examine point of view, character development, and story arc, but we’ll…

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Staying the Course (Online class)

February 27 @ 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

One event on May 8, 2021 at 1:00 pm

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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Snowed Under a Blizzard of Unfinished Stories? (Online seminar)

February 28 @ 10:00 am - 11:15 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until February 28, 2021

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: BettyJoyce Nash $60 Members | $65 Nonmembers Weekend One: Saturday & Sunday, 2/20/21 & 2/21/21 | 10:00 am – 11:15 am Weekend Two: Saturday & Sunday, 2/27/21 & 2/28/21 | 10:00 am – 11:15 am How many days does a blizzard last? That's an unanswerable question, but this short story "blizzard" will span four days. Bring your blanket, bring your hot chocolate and bring a short story you want to polish for publication. We’ll examine point of view, character development, and story arc, but we’ll…

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March 2021

Advanced Fiction (Online course) – This class is full!

March 1 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Monday and Wednesday, repeating until March 3, 2021

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Sharon Harrigan $189 Members | $210 Nonmembers Mondays and Wednesdays, 1/11/21 – 3/3/21 | 9:30 am – 10:45 am Requirements: Students are asked to purchase Thrill Me: Essays on Fiction by Benjamin Percy. In this class, we will spend Mondays studying techniques that will make your fiction more engaging, gripping, and vivid. We will discuss selections from Thrill Me: Essays on Fiction by Benjamin Percy, as well as short stories and novel excerpts from Bret Anthony Johnston, Rebecca Makkai, and others. On…

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Multi-genre course: The Language of Environment (Online course) – This class is full!

March 1 @ 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Monday and Wednesday, repeating until March 3, 2021

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Erika Howsare $189 Members | $210 Nonmembers Mondays and Wednesdays, 1/11/21 – 3/3/21 | 4:00 pm – 5:15 pm “Nature writing” might make you think of Thoreau or John Muir, but it’s obvious that the world has moved beyond the state of idyllic wilderness. We need writing that tries to reckon with our current conditions—finding words for the grief, rage, and yet joy and connection that we feel in the midst of the Anthropocene. This will be a multi-genre…

Find out more »

Evening Creative Nonfiction (Online course) – This class is full!

March 1 @ 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Monday and Wednesday, repeating until March 3, 2021

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Brendan Wolfe $189 Members | $210 Nonmembers Mondays and Wednesdays, 1/11/21 – 3/3/21 | 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm In this workshop, we'll critique student writing in addition to considering samples of a few published selections. We’ll consider essays and memoir as a distinctive genre, with the goal of moving from the chin-strokingly philosophical—"What is a true story?" "Is it memoir or mem-wah?"—to the more practical: "How should this story be told?" "How do I convince my readers to…

Find out more »

Explorations in Imitation: Using Poetry to Communicate the Uncommunicable (Online course)

March 1 @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Monday and Thursday, repeating until March 4, 2021

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: James Cole $189 Members | $210 Nonmembers Mondays and Thursdays, 1/11/21 – 3/4/21 | 6:30 pm – 7:45 pm The goal of poetry has always been to communicate sensation and emotion through keen deployment of sound, structure, and image. However, the concrete nature of language imposes limits on our ability to share experiences. How does one use noumena (things as they are) to convey phenomenon (things as they appear) in an effective, engaging way? How can poets produce nuance…

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Putting the Pen to the Page: Drafting Your Novel in One Year (Online class) – This class is full

March 2 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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One event on January 19, 2021 at 6:00 pm

One event on February 2, 2021 at 6:00 pm

One event on February 16, 2021 at 6:00 pm

One event on March 2, 2021 at 6:00 pm

One event on March 16, 2021 at 6:00 pm

One event on May 4, 2021 at 6:00 pm

One event on June 1, 2021 at 6:00 pm

One event on June 29, 2021 at 6:00 pm

One event on July 27, 2021 at 6:00 pm

One event on August 31, 2021 at 6:00 pm

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Kristen-Paige Madonia $1,399* Members | $1,399* Nonmembers Select Tuesdays, 1/5/21 - 8/31/21** | 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM *Payment plans will be available to students accepted into this program. 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 published author at an MFA-level of instruction as they write their way through the…

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Advanced Fiction (Online course) – This class is full!

March 3 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Monday and Wednesday, repeating until March 3, 2021

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Sharon Harrigan $189 Members | $210 Nonmembers Mondays and Wednesdays, 1/11/21 – 3/3/21 | 9:30 am – 10:45 am Requirements: Students are asked to purchase Thrill Me: Essays on Fiction by Benjamin Percy. In this class, we will spend Mondays studying techniques that will make your fiction more engaging, gripping, and vivid. We will discuss selections from Thrill Me: Essays on Fiction by Benjamin Percy, as well as short stories and novel excerpts from Bret Anthony Johnston, Rebecca Makkai, and others. On…

Find out more »

Multi-genre course: The Language of Environment (Online course) – This class is full!

March 3 @ 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Monday and Wednesday, repeating until March 3, 2021

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Erika Howsare $189 Members | $210 Nonmembers Mondays and Wednesdays, 1/11/21 – 3/3/21 | 4:00 pm – 5:15 pm “Nature writing” might make you think of Thoreau or John Muir, but it’s obvious that the world has moved beyond the state of idyllic wilderness. We need writing that tries to reckon with our current conditions—finding words for the grief, rage, and yet joy and connection that we feel in the midst of the Anthropocene. This will be a multi-genre…

Find out more »

Evening Creative Nonfiction (Online course) – This class is full!

March 3 @ 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Monday and Wednesday, repeating until March 3, 2021

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Brendan Wolfe $189 Members | $210 Nonmembers Mondays and Wednesdays, 1/11/21 – 3/3/21 | 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm In this workshop, we'll critique student writing in addition to considering samples of a few published selections. We’ll consider essays and memoir as a distinctive genre, with the goal of moving from the chin-strokingly philosophical—"What is a true story?" "Is it memoir or mem-wah?"—to the more practical: "How should this story be told?" "How do I convince my readers to…

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Chopped: The Writing Class (Online course)

March 4 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until March 4, 2021

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Jody Hobbs Hesler $115 Members | $128 Nonmembers Thursdays, 1/14/21 – 3/4/21 | 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…

Find out more »

Explorations in Imitation: Using Poetry to Communicate the Uncommunicable (Online course)

March 4 @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Monday and Thursday, repeating until March 4, 2021

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: James Cole $189 Members | $210 Nonmembers Mondays and Thursdays, 1/11/21 – 3/4/21 | 6:30 pm – 7:45 pm The goal of poetry has always been to communicate sensation and emotion through keen deployment of sound, structure, and image. However, the concrete nature of language imposes limits on our ability to share experiences. How does one use noumena (things as they are) to convey phenomenon (things as they appear) in an effective, engaging way? How can poets produce nuance…

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Writing The Pandemic Through SciFi: Plague Tales (Online seminar)- CANCELLED!

March 6 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Warren Rochelle $60 Members | $65 Nonmembers Session One: Saturday, March 6, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Session Two: Sunday, March 7, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Imaginative responses to the pandemic are beginning to appear.  But plague literature, plague fiction, has been around for a long time. Boccacio writes about the Black Death in The Decameron in 1349-1353. In 1722, Daniel Defoe published A Journal of the Plague Year,  "the account of one man's experience of the year 1665, when the bubonic…

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

March 8 @ 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 September 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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Cville YA Writers Group (Online meetings)

March 9 @ 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

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

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

One event on May 25, 2021 at 7:00 pm

One event on June 8, 2021 at 7:00 pm

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

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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Staying the Course (Online class)

March 13 @ 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

One event on May 8, 2021 at 1:00 pm

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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Poets At Large 2020 (Meeting online)

March 15 @ 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 September 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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Putting the Pen to the Page: Drafting Your Novel in One Year (Online class) – This class is full

March 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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One event on January 19, 2021 at 6:00 pm

One event on February 2, 2021 at 6:00 pm

One event on February 16, 2021 at 6:00 pm

One event on March 2, 2021 at 6:00 pm

One event on March 16, 2021 at 6:00 pm

One event on May 4, 2021 at 6:00 pm

One event on June 1, 2021 at 6:00 pm

One event on June 29, 2021 at 6:00 pm

One event on July 27, 2021 at 6:00 pm

One event on August 31, 2021 at 6:00 pm

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Kristen-Paige Madonia $1,399* Members | $1,399* Nonmembers Select Tuesdays, 1/5/21 - 8/31/21** | 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM *Payment plans will be available to students accepted into this program. 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 published author at an MFA-level of instruction as they write their way through the…

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The Craft of Prose (multi-genre) – This class has been canceled

March 22 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Chris Register $75 Members | $82 Nonmembers Monday - Friday, 3/22/21 – 3/26/21 | 9:30 am – 11:00 am The Craft of Prose is a week-long mini course based in the notion that good writing should be an end unto itself. Together, we will: • examine the elements of sentence, paragraph, and chapter construction; • survey advice from masters of the trade; • explore ways to enhance storytelling and persuasiveness through concise syntax, and; • address any specific challenges…

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Tell Your Story: Launch and Sustain Your Creative Writing Project (multi-genre) – Ongoing class

March 22 @ 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Monday and Wednesday, repeating until May 12, 2021

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Deborah Harris $189 Members | $210 Nonmembers Mondays and Wednesdays, 3/22/21 – 5/12/21 | 1:00 pm – 2:15 pm Do you have a story inside, waiting to be told? Are you struggling to begin? To keep going? To figure out where you'll end up? Welcome to the writing life. Come to this workshop and launch yourself into it. Share your work with supportive, thoughtful classmates. Discuss the fundamentals of writing — narrative, structure, point-of-view, voice — and how they…

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Advanced Fiction: Planning Your Plot Roller Coaster – Ongoing class

March 23 @ 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 May 18, 2021

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Kristie Smeltzer $189 Members | $210 Nonmembers Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3/23/21 – 5/13/21 | 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm Prerequisite: Students are required to submit a chapter or story for instructor review prior to acceptance to the class. A hallmark of good fiction is that it keeps readers turning the page, eager to see what happens next. As writers, we know that what needs to look effortless doesn't always come so easily. Creating a compelling plot that manages to…

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Cville YA Writers Group (Online meetings)

March 23 @ 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

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

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

One event on May 25, 2021 at 7:00 pm

One event on June 8, 2021 at 7:00 pm

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

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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Tell Your Story: Launch and Sustain Your Creative Writing Project (multi-genre) – Ongoing class

March 24 @ 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Monday and Wednesday, repeating until May 12, 2021

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Deborah Harris $189 Members | $210 Nonmembers Mondays and Wednesdays, 3/22/21 – 5/12/21 | 1:00 pm – 2:15 pm Do you have a story inside, waiting to be told? Are you struggling to begin? To keep going? To figure out where you'll end up? Welcome to the writing life. Come to this workshop and launch yourself into it. Share your work with supportive, thoughtful classmates. Discuss the fundamentals of writing — narrative, structure, point-of-view, voice — and how they…

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Advanced Poetry Workshop: Poetry as Anchor – Ongoing class

March 24 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until May 12, 2021

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Joanna Currey $189 Members | $210 Nonmembers Wednesdays, 3/24/21 – 5/12/21 | 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm This class will focus primarily on sharing and workshopping participant writing. It will also include close reading and analysis of the kinds of poems we keep coming back to—poems that are bright lights in times of trouble and poems that serve as anchors throughout every season of life. This class will include prompts based on the readings and opportunities for participants to…

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Writing, Revising, Pitching: What is involved in this year-long novel class? (Free online seminar)

March 24 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Randall Klein FREE SEMINAR! Wednesday, 3/24/21 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm Writing, Revising, Pitching is an opportunity for writers to push through to completion or to revise and polish their novel with a supportive group of peers and an experienced instructor. Over the course of nine months, each writer will have two opportunities to workshop their full manuscript. In addition, the instructor will share his experience in the publishing industry to help writers take the next steps toward getting…

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Earning That Creative License: A Generative Class for Nonfiction Writers – Ongoing class

March 25 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until May 27, 2021

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Jody Hobbs Hesler $150 Members | $165 Nonmembers Thursdays, 3/25/21 – 5/27/21 | 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm (Ten-week class) Emphasizing the “create” in creative nonfiction, this generative writing class will employ exercises to help creative nonfiction writers dig deeper into hard to recreate real-life scenes. Students will explore techniques more often associated with fiction writing to fully embody and envision motivations, conversations, behaviors, and backstories about which limited or no factual information exists. In-class exercises can help spark…

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Advanced Fiction: Planning Your Plot Roller Coaster – Ongoing class

March 25 @ 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 May 18, 2021

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Kristie Smeltzer $189 Members | $210 Nonmembers Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3/23/21 – 5/13/21 | 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm Prerequisite: Students are required to submit a chapter or story for instructor review prior to acceptance to the class. A hallmark of good fiction is that it keeps readers turning the page, eager to see what happens next. As writers, we know that what needs to look effortless doesn't always come so easily. Creating a compelling plot that manages to…

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The Storytellers (Virtual meetings)

March 26 @ 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

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

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

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

March 26 @ 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 September 24, 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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Hearing Voices: Narration and Dialogue in Fiction – Ongoing seminar

March 27 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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One event on April 3, 2021 at 11:00 am

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Andrew Martin $60 Members | $65 Nonmembers Session One: Saturday, March 27, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm Session Two: Saturday, April 3, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm Voice, in both narration and dialogue, is one of the most important elements of fiction, but also one of the most difficult to get right. How do we channel the voices we hear in our heads, and out in the world, into writing that is both artful and realistic? How do we…

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Staying the Course (Online class)

March 27 @ 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

One event on May 8, 2021 at 1:00 pm

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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Tell Your Story: Launch and Sustain Your Creative Writing Project (multi-genre) – Ongoing class

March 29 @ 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Monday and Wednesday, repeating until May 12, 2021

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Deborah Harris $189 Members | $210 Nonmembers Mondays and Wednesdays, 3/22/21 – 5/12/21 | 1:00 pm – 2:15 pm Do you have a story inside, waiting to be told? Are you struggling to begin? To keep going? To figure out where you'll end up? Welcome to the writing life. Come to this workshop and launch yourself into it. Share your work with supportive, thoughtful classmates. Discuss the fundamentals of writing — narrative, structure, point-of-view, voice — and how they…

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Dabblers Group (Online meetings)

March 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 September 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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Advanced Fiction: Planning Your Plot Roller Coaster – Ongoing class

March 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 May 18, 2021

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Kristie Smeltzer $189 Members | $210 Nonmembers Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3/23/21 – 5/13/21 | 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm Prerequisite: Students are required to submit a chapter or story for instructor review prior to acceptance to the class. A hallmark of good fiction is that it keeps readers turning the page, eager to see what happens next. As writers, we know that what needs to look effortless doesn't always come so easily. Creating a compelling plot that manages to…

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Tell Your Story: Launch and Sustain Your Creative Writing Project (multi-genre) – Ongoing class

March 31 @ 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Monday and Wednesday, repeating until May 12, 2021

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Deborah Harris $189 Members | $210 Nonmembers Mondays and Wednesdays, 3/22/21 – 5/12/21 | 1:00 pm – 2:15 pm Do you have a story inside, waiting to be told? Are you struggling to begin? To keep going? To figure out where you'll end up? Welcome to the writing life. Come to this workshop and launch yourself into it. Share your work with supportive, thoughtful classmates. Discuss the fundamentals of writing — narrative, structure, point-of-view, voice — and how they…

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Advanced Poetry Workshop: Poetry as Anchor – Ongoing class

March 31 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until May 12, 2021

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Joanna Currey $189 Members | $210 Nonmembers Wednesdays, 3/24/21 – 5/12/21 | 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm This class will focus primarily on sharing and workshopping participant writing. It will also include close reading and analysis of the kinds of poems we keep coming back to—poems that are bright lights in times of trouble and poems that serve as anchors throughout every season of life. This class will include prompts based on the readings and opportunities for participants to…

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April 2021

Earning That Creative License: A Generative Class for Nonfiction Writers – Ongoing class

April 1 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until May 27, 2021

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Jody Hobbs Hesler $150 Members | $165 Nonmembers Thursdays, 3/25/21 – 5/27/21 | 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm (Ten-week class) Emphasizing the “create” in creative nonfiction, this generative writing class will employ exercises to help creative nonfiction writers dig deeper into hard to recreate real-life scenes. Students will explore techniques more often associated with fiction writing to fully embody and envision motivations, conversations, behaviors, and backstories about which limited or no factual information exists. In-class exercises can help spark…

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Advanced Fiction: Planning Your Plot Roller Coaster – Ongoing class

April 1 @ 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 May 18, 2021

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Kristie Smeltzer $189 Members | $210 Nonmembers Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3/23/21 – 5/13/21 | 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm Prerequisite: Students are required to submit a chapter or story for instructor review prior to acceptance to the class. A hallmark of good fiction is that it keeps readers turning the page, eager to see what happens next. As writers, we know that what needs to look effortless doesn't always come so easily. Creating a compelling plot that manages to…

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Hearing Voices: Narration and Dialogue in Fiction – Ongoing seminar

April 3 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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One event on April 3, 2021 at 11:00 am

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Andrew Martin $60 Members | $65 Nonmembers Session One: Saturday, March 27, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm Session Two: Saturday, April 3, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm Voice, in both narration and dialogue, is one of the most important elements of fiction, but also one of the most difficult to get right. How do we channel the voices we hear in our heads, and out in the world, into writing that is both artful and realistic? How do we…

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Tell Your Story: Launch and Sustain Your Creative Writing Project (multi-genre) – Ongoing class

April 5 @ 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Monday and Wednesday, repeating until May 12, 2021

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Deborah Harris $189 Members | $210 Nonmembers Mondays and Wednesdays, 3/22/21 – 5/12/21 | 1:00 pm – 2:15 pm Do you have a story inside, waiting to be told? Are you struggling to begin? To keep going? To figure out where you'll end up? Welcome to the writing life. Come to this workshop and launch yourself into it. Share your work with supportive, thoughtful classmates. Discuss the fundamentals of writing — narrative, structure, point-of-view, voice — and how they…

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Advanced Fiction: Planning Your Plot Roller Coaster – Ongoing class

April 6 @ 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 May 18, 2021

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Kristie Smeltzer $189 Members | $210 Nonmembers Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3/23/21 – 5/13/21 | 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm Prerequisite: Students are required to submit a chapter or story for instructor review prior to acceptance to the class. A hallmark of good fiction is that it keeps readers turning the page, eager to see what happens next. As writers, we know that what needs to look effortless doesn't always come so easily. Creating a compelling plot that manages to…

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Tell Your Story: Launch and Sustain Your Creative Writing Project (multi-genre) – Ongoing class

April 7 @ 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Monday and Wednesday, repeating until May 12, 2021

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Deborah Harris $189 Members | $210 Nonmembers Mondays and Wednesdays, 3/22/21 – 5/12/21 | 1:00 pm – 2:15 pm Do you have a story inside, waiting to be told? Are you struggling to begin? To keep going? To figure out where you'll end up? Welcome to the writing life. Come to this workshop and launch yourself into it. Share your work with supportive, thoughtful classmates. Discuss the fundamentals of writing — narrative, structure, point-of-view, voice — and how they…

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Advanced Poetry Workshop: Poetry as Anchor – Ongoing class

April 7 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until May 12, 2021

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Joanna Currey $189 Members | $210 Nonmembers Wednesdays, 3/24/21 – 5/12/21 | 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm This class will focus primarily on sharing and workshopping participant writing. It will also include close reading and analysis of the kinds of poems we keep coming back to—poems that are bright lights in times of trouble and poems that serve as anchors throughout every season of life. This class will include prompts based on the readings and opportunities for participants to…

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Earning That Creative License: A Generative Class for Nonfiction Writers – Ongoing class

April 8 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until May 27, 2021

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Jody Hobbs Hesler $150 Members | $165 Nonmembers Thursdays, 3/25/21 – 5/27/21 | 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm (Ten-week class) Emphasizing the “create” in creative nonfiction, this generative writing class will employ exercises to help creative nonfiction writers dig deeper into hard to recreate real-life scenes. Students will explore techniques more often associated with fiction writing to fully embody and envision motivations, conversations, behaviors, and backstories about which limited or no factual information exists. In-class exercises can help spark…

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Advanced Fiction: Planning Your Plot Roller Coaster – Ongoing class

April 8 @ 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 May 18, 2021

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Kristie Smeltzer $189 Members | $210 Nonmembers Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3/23/21 – 5/13/21 | 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm Prerequisite: Students are required to submit a chapter or story for instructor review prior to acceptance to the class. A hallmark of good fiction is that it keeps readers turning the page, eager to see what happens next. As writers, we know that what needs to look effortless doesn't always come so easily. Creating a compelling plot that manages to…

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Go On, Get Out There! Getting Your Work Noticed

April 10 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Liza Nash Taylor $30 Members | $35 Nonmembers Saturday, April 10, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm Here at WriterHouse we’re taught to be better writers, but it’s up to us to get our work out there and learn how to be writers in the world. Liza will share her own experience and methods for finding publishing and submission opportunities that are a fit for your short stories, novel excerpts, creative nonfiction, and poetry. She’ll also discuss creating an author…

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Staying the Course (Online class)

April 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

One event on May 8, 2021 at 1:00 pm

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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Tell Your Story: Launch and Sustain Your Creative Writing Project (multi-genre) – Ongoing class

April 12 @ 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Monday and Wednesday, repeating until May 12, 2021

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Deborah Harris $189 Members | $210 Nonmembers Mondays and Wednesdays, 3/22/21 – 5/12/21 | 1:00 pm – 2:15 pm Do you have a story inside, waiting to be told? Are you struggling to begin? To keep going? To figure out where you'll end up? Welcome to the writing life. Come to this workshop and launch yourself into it. Share your work with supportive, thoughtful classmates. Discuss the fundamentals of writing — narrative, structure, point-of-view, voice — and how they…

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

April 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 September 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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Advanced Fiction: Planning Your Plot Roller Coaster – Ongoing class

April 13 @ 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 May 18, 2021

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Kristie Smeltzer $189 Members | $210 Nonmembers Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3/23/21 – 5/13/21 | 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm Prerequisite: Students are required to submit a chapter or story for instructor review prior to acceptance to the class. A hallmark of good fiction is that it keeps readers turning the page, eager to see what happens next. As writers, we know that what needs to look effortless doesn't always come so easily. Creating a compelling plot that manages to…

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Cville YA Writers Group (Online meetings)

April 13 @ 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

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

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

One event on May 25, 2021 at 7:00 pm

One event on June 8, 2021 at 7:00 pm

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

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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Tell Your Story: Launch and Sustain Your Creative Writing Project (multi-genre) – Ongoing class

April 14 @ 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Monday and Wednesday, repeating until May 12, 2021

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Deborah Harris $189 Members | $210 Nonmembers Mondays and Wednesdays, 3/22/21 – 5/12/21 | 1:00 pm – 2:15 pm Do you have a story inside, waiting to be told? Are you struggling to begin? To keep going? To figure out where you'll end up? Welcome to the writing life. Come to this workshop and launch yourself into it. Share your work with supportive, thoughtful classmates. Discuss the fundamentals of writing — narrative, structure, point-of-view, voice — and how they…

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Advanced Poetry Workshop: Poetry as Anchor – Ongoing class

April 14 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until May 12, 2021

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Joanna Currey $189 Members | $210 Nonmembers Wednesdays, 3/24/21 – 5/12/21 | 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm This class will focus primarily on sharing and workshopping participant writing. It will also include close reading and analysis of the kinds of poems we keep coming back to—poems that are bright lights in times of trouble and poems that serve as anchors throughout every season of life. This class will include prompts based on the readings and opportunities for participants to…

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Earning That Creative License: A Generative Class for Nonfiction Writers – Ongoing class

April 15 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until May 27, 2021

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Jody Hobbs Hesler $150 Members | $165 Nonmembers Thursdays, 3/25/21 – 5/27/21 | 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm (Ten-week class) Emphasizing the “create” in creative nonfiction, this generative writing class will employ exercises to help creative nonfiction writers dig deeper into hard to recreate real-life scenes. Students will explore techniques more often associated with fiction writing to fully embody and envision motivations, conversations, behaviors, and backstories about which limited or no factual information exists. In-class exercises can help spark…

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Advanced Fiction: Planning Your Plot Roller Coaster – Ongoing class

April 15 @ 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 May 18, 2021

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Kristie Smeltzer $189 Members | $210 Nonmembers Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3/23/21 – 5/13/21 | 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm Prerequisite: Students are required to submit a chapter or story for instructor review prior to acceptance to the class. A hallmark of good fiction is that it keeps readers turning the page, eager to see what happens next. As writers, we know that what needs to look effortless doesn't always come so easily. Creating a compelling plot that manages to…

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Poets At Large 2020 (Meeting online)

April 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 September 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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Tell Your Story: Launch and Sustain Your Creative Writing Project (multi-genre) – Ongoing class

April 19 @ 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Monday and Wednesday, repeating until May 12, 2021

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Deborah Harris $189 Members | $210 Nonmembers Mondays and Wednesdays, 3/22/21 – 5/12/21 | 1:00 pm – 2:15 pm Do you have a story inside, waiting to be told? Are you struggling to begin? To keep going? To figure out where you'll end up? Welcome to the writing life. Come to this workshop and launch yourself into it. Share your work with supportive, thoughtful classmates. Discuss the fundamentals of writing — narrative, structure, point-of-view, voice — and how they…

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Advanced Fiction: Planning Your Plot Roller Coaster – Ongoing class

April 20 @ 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 May 18, 2021

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Kristie Smeltzer $189 Members | $210 Nonmembers Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3/23/21 – 5/13/21 | 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm Prerequisite: Students are required to submit a chapter or story for instructor review prior to acceptance to the class. A hallmark of good fiction is that it keeps readers turning the page, eager to see what happens next. As writers, we know that what needs to look effortless doesn't always come so easily. Creating a compelling plot that manages to…

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Tell Your Story: Launch and Sustain Your Creative Writing Project (multi-genre) – Ongoing class

April 21 @ 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Monday and Wednesday, repeating until May 12, 2021

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Deborah Harris $189 Members | $210 Nonmembers Mondays and Wednesdays, 3/22/21 – 5/12/21 | 1:00 pm – 2:15 pm Do you have a story inside, waiting to be told? Are you struggling to begin? To keep going? To figure out where you'll end up? Welcome to the writing life. Come to this workshop and launch yourself into it. Share your work with supportive, thoughtful classmates. Discuss the fundamentals of writing — narrative, structure, point-of-view, voice — and how they…

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Advanced Poetry Workshop: Poetry as Anchor – Ongoing class

April 21 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until May 12, 2021

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Joanna Currey $189 Members | $210 Nonmembers Wednesdays, 3/24/21 – 5/12/21 | 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm This class will focus primarily on sharing and workshopping participant writing. It will also include close reading and analysis of the kinds of poems we keep coming back to—poems that are bright lights in times of trouble and poems that serve as anchors throughout every season of life. This class will include prompts based on the readings and opportunities for participants to…

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Earning That Creative License: A Generative Class for Nonfiction Writers – Ongoing class

April 22 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until May 27, 2021

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Jody Hobbs Hesler $150 Members | $165 Nonmembers Thursdays, 3/25/21 – 5/27/21 | 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm (Ten-week class) Emphasizing the “create” in creative nonfiction, this generative writing class will employ exercises to help creative nonfiction writers dig deeper into hard to recreate real-life scenes. Students will explore techniques more often associated with fiction writing to fully embody and envision motivations, conversations, behaviors, and backstories about which limited or no factual information exists. In-class exercises can help spark…

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Exit Strategies: How to End a Poem (This seminar is full!)

April 24 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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One event on April 25, 2021 at 10:00 am

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Chet'la Sebree $60 Members | $65 Nonmembers Session One: Saturday, April 24, 10:00 am – 11:30 am Session Two: Sunday, April 25, 10:00 am - 11:30 am A poem is only as strong as all of its parts—the opening, the language, the imagery, the closing. Even though that is the case, the end of a poem is the final image or idea with which readers are left. How do you determine how to end a poem and what a…

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Staying the Course (Online class)

April 24 @ 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

One event on May 8, 2021 at 1:00 pm

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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Middle Grade, Young Adult, Adult: What’s the best fit for your SciFi/Fantasy novel idea?

April 24 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Emily Thiede $40 Members | $45 Nonmembers Saturday, April 24, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Can you curse in YA? How long are MG novels? Are dragons "in" or "out?" If my main character is 17 years old, can my book still be for adults? What does "crossover" mean? In recent years, the publishing world has drawn some clear lines (and some less clear lines) between age-categories, so how can writers decide where their book idea might belong? In…

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Exit Strategies: How to End a Poem (This seminar is full!)

April 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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One event on April 25, 2021 at 10:00 am

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Chet'la Sebree $60 Members | $65 Nonmembers Session One: Saturday, April 24, 10:00 am – 11:30 am Session Two: Sunday, April 25, 10:00 am - 11:30 am A poem is only as strong as all of its parts—the opening, the language, the imagery, the closing. Even though that is the case, the end of a poem is the final image or idea with which readers are left. How do you determine how to end a poem and what a…

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Tell Your Story: Launch and Sustain Your Creative Writing Project (multi-genre) – Ongoing class

April 26 @ 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Monday and Wednesday, repeating until May 12, 2021

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Deborah Harris $189 Members | $210 Nonmembers Mondays and Wednesdays, 3/22/21 – 5/12/21 | 1:00 pm – 2:15 pm Do you have a story inside, waiting to be told? Are you struggling to begin? To keep going? To figure out where you'll end up? Welcome to the writing life. Come to this workshop and launch yourself into it. Share your work with supportive, thoughtful classmates. Discuss the fundamentals of writing — narrative, structure, point-of-view, voice — and how they…

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Dabblers Group (Online meetings)

April 26 @ 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 September 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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Advanced Fiction: Planning Your Plot Roller Coaster – Ongoing class

April 27 @ 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 May 18, 2021

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Kristie Smeltzer $189 Members | $210 Nonmembers Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3/23/21 – 5/13/21 | 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm Prerequisite: Students are required to submit a chapter or story for instructor review prior to acceptance to the class. A hallmark of good fiction is that it keeps readers turning the page, eager to see what happens next. As writers, we know that what needs to look effortless doesn't always come so easily. Creating a compelling plot that manages to…

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Cville YA Writers Group (Online meetings)

April 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

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

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

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

One event on May 25, 2021 at 7:00 pm

One event on June 8, 2021 at 7:00 pm

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

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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Tell Your Story: Launch and Sustain Your Creative Writing Project (multi-genre) – Ongoing class

April 28 @ 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Monday and Wednesday, repeating until May 12, 2021

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Deborah Harris $189 Members | $210 Nonmembers Mondays and Wednesdays, 3/22/21 – 5/12/21 | 1:00 pm – 2:15 pm Do you have a story inside, waiting to be told? Are you struggling to begin? To keep going? To figure out where you'll end up? Welcome to the writing life. Come to this workshop and launch yourself into it. Share your work with supportive, thoughtful classmates. Discuss the fundamentals of writing — narrative, structure, point-of-view, voice — and how they…

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Advanced Poetry Workshop: Poetry as Anchor – Ongoing class

April 28 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until May 12, 2021

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Joanna Currey $189 Members | $210 Nonmembers Wednesdays, 3/24/21 – 5/12/21 | 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm This class will focus primarily on sharing and workshopping participant writing. It will also include close reading and analysis of the kinds of poems we keep coming back to—poems that are bright lights in times of trouble and poems that serve as anchors throughout every season of life. This class will include prompts based on the readings and opportunities for participants to…

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Writing, Revising, Pitching: Getting Your Novel Out of the Drawer and Off to Market (Online class) – This class is full

April 28 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on May 12, 2021 at 6:30 pm

One event on May 26, 2021 at 6:30 pm

One event on June 9, 2021 at 6:30 pm

One event on June 23, 2021 at 6:30 pm

One event on July 14, 2021 at 6:30 pm

One event on July 28, 2021 at 6:30 pm

One event on August 11, 2021 at 6:30 pm

One event on August 25, 2021 at 6:30 pm

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

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

One event on October 13, 2021 at 6:30 pm

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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Earning That Creative License: A Generative Class for Nonfiction Writers – Ongoing class

April 29 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until May 27, 2021

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Jody Hobbs Hesler $150 Members | $165 Nonmembers Thursdays, 3/25/21 – 5/27/21 | 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm (Ten-week class) Emphasizing the “create” in creative nonfiction, this generative writing class will employ exercises to help creative nonfiction writers dig deeper into hard to recreate real-life scenes. Students will explore techniques more often associated with fiction writing to fully embody and envision motivations, conversations, behaviors, and backstories about which limited or no factual information exists. In-class exercises can help spark…

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Advanced Fiction: Planning Your Plot Roller Coaster – Ongoing class

April 29 @ 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 May 18, 2021

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Kristie Smeltzer $189 Members | $210 Nonmembers Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3/23/21 – 5/13/21 | 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm Prerequisite: Students are required to submit a chapter or story for instructor review prior to acceptance to the class. A hallmark of good fiction is that it keeps readers turning the page, eager to see what happens next. As writers, we know that what needs to look effortless doesn't always come so easily. Creating a compelling plot that manages to…

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The Storytellers (Virtual meetings)

April 30 @ 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

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

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

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

April 30 @ 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 September 24, 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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May 2021

Tell Your Story: Launch and Sustain Your Creative Writing Project (multi-genre) – Ongoing class

May 3 @ 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Monday and Wednesday, repeating until May 12, 2021

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Deborah Harris $189 Members | $210 Nonmembers Mondays and Wednesdays, 3/22/21 – 5/12/21 | 1:00 pm – 2:15 pm Do you have a story inside, waiting to be told? Are you struggling to begin? To keep going? To figure out where you'll end up? Welcome to the writing life. Come to this workshop and launch yourself into it. Share your work with supportive, thoughtful classmates. Discuss the fundamentals of writing — narrative, structure, point-of-view, voice — and how they…

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Putting the Pen to the Page: Drafting Your Novel in One Year (Online class) – This class is full

May 4 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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One event on January 19, 2021 at 6:00 pm

One event on February 2, 2021 at 6:00 pm

One event on February 16, 2021 at 6:00 pm

One event on March 2, 2021 at 6:00 pm

One event on March 16, 2021 at 6:00 pm

One event on May 4, 2021 at 6:00 pm

One event on June 1, 2021 at 6:00 pm

One event on June 29, 2021 at 6:00 pm

One event on July 27, 2021 at 6:00 pm

One event on August 31, 2021 at 6:00 pm

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Kristen-Paige Madonia $1,399* Members | $1,399* Nonmembers Select Tuesdays, 1/5/21 - 8/31/21** | 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM *Payment plans will be available to students accepted into this program. 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 published author at an MFA-level of instruction as they write their way through the…

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Advanced Fiction: Planning Your Plot Roller Coaster – Ongoing class

May 4 @ 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 May 18, 2021

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Kristie Smeltzer $189 Members | $210 Nonmembers Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3/23/21 – 5/13/21 | 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm Prerequisite: Students are required to submit a chapter or story for instructor review prior to acceptance to the class. A hallmark of good fiction is that it keeps readers turning the page, eager to see what happens next. As writers, we know that what needs to look effortless doesn't always come so easily. Creating a compelling plot that manages to…

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Tell Your Story: Launch and Sustain Your Creative Writing Project (multi-genre) – Ongoing class

May 5 @ 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Monday and Wednesday, repeating until May 12, 2021

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Deborah Harris $189 Members | $210 Nonmembers Mondays and Wednesdays, 3/22/21 – 5/12/21 | 1:00 pm – 2:15 pm Do you have a story inside, waiting to be told? Are you struggling to begin? To keep going? To figure out where you'll end up? Welcome to the writing life. Come to this workshop and launch yourself into it. Share your work with supportive, thoughtful classmates. Discuss the fundamentals of writing — narrative, structure, point-of-view, voice — and how they…

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Advanced Poetry Workshop: Poetry as Anchor – Ongoing class

May 5 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until May 12, 2021

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Joanna Currey $189 Members | $210 Nonmembers Wednesdays, 3/24/21 – 5/12/21 | 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm This class will focus primarily on sharing and workshopping participant writing. It will also include close reading and analysis of the kinds of poems we keep coming back to—poems that are bright lights in times of trouble and poems that serve as anchors throughout every season of life. This class will include prompts based on the readings and opportunities for participants to…

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Earning That Creative License: A Generative Class for Nonfiction Writers – Ongoing class

May 6 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until May 27, 2021

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Jody Hobbs Hesler $150 Members | $165 Nonmembers Thursdays, 3/25/21 – 5/27/21 | 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm (Ten-week class) Emphasizing the “create” in creative nonfiction, this generative writing class will employ exercises to help creative nonfiction writers dig deeper into hard to recreate real-life scenes. Students will explore techniques more often associated with fiction writing to fully embody and envision motivations, conversations, behaviors, and backstories about which limited or no factual information exists. In-class exercises can help spark…

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Advanced Fiction: Planning Your Plot Roller Coaster – Ongoing class

May 6 @ 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 May 18, 2021

WriterHouse, 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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Instructor: Kristie Smeltzer $189 Members | $210 Nonmembers Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3/23/21 – 5/13/21 | 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm Prerequisite: Students are required to submit a chapter or story for instructor review prior to acceptance to the class. A hallmark of good fiction is that it keeps readers turning the page, eager to see what happens next. As writers, we know that what needs to look effortless doesn't always come so easily. Creating a compelling plot that manages to…

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