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The Writer's Center Workshop Registration

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Poetry
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$50.00
Days: 1 Saturday
Time: 2:00 PM-5:00 PM
Dates: 4/28/2018
Location: Bethesda
Level: All Levels
Genre(s): Poetry

Workshop Leader: Michele Wolf
Whether participants have yet to submit their first poem to a literary journal or are ready to offer a publisher a book-length manuscript, this intensive one-day workshop will give all poets hands-on advice on how to achieve their publishing goals. Particip...
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$195.00
Days: 4 Weeks
Time: N/A-N/A
Dates: 5/14/2018–6/4/2018
Location: Online
Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Genre(s): Poetry

Workshop Leader: Meg Eden
Over the course of four weeks, participants will discuss four key elements of poems: image, sound, form, and realization. Writers will produce a variety of poems and learn tips for maintaining the practice of writing. Participants will have the opportunity ...
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$315.00
Days: 7 Tuesdays
Time: 7:00 PM-9:30 PM
Dates: 5/15/2018–6/26/2018
Location: Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center 4805 Edgemoor Ln, Bethesda, MD 20814
Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Genre(s): Poetry

Workshop Leader: Kurt Olsson
Since humans first painted on cave walls, art has awed and inspired us—but perhaps no group more so than poets. Painting, music, theater, dance—all have served as ...
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$400.00
Days: 7 Saturdays
Time: 11:00 AM-2:00 PM
Dates: 5/19/2018–6/30/2018
Location: Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center 4805 Edgemoor Ln, Bethesda, MD 20814
Level: Advanced
Genre(s): Poetry

Workshop Leader: Anne Becker
This seven-week intensive workshop is for writers who are ready to put together a chapbook (must have 30 pages of strong poetry). During the first six weeks, participants wil...
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$135.00
Days: 1 Monday-Thursday
Time: 1:00 PM-3:00 PM
Dates: 6/4/2018–6/7/2018
Location: Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center 4805 Edgemoor Ln, Bethesda, MD 20814
Level: Intermediate
Genre(s): Poetry

Workshop Leader: Patricia Gray
Designed to help participants write quickly and well, this workshop will serve as a kick-start to summer fun. Day 1 begins with a series of prompts to inspire six ...
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$50.00
Days: 1 Saturday
Time: 1:00 PM-4:00 PM
Dates: 6/23/2018–6/23/2018
Location: Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center 4805 Edgemoor Ln, Bethesda, MD 20814
Level: All Levels
Genre(s): Poetry

Workshop Leader: Melanie Figg
Good syntax—how words are stacked to build sentences and meaning—is one of the key strategies to create an effective poem. This class will teach participants how to arrange...
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$50.00
Days: 1 Saturday
Time: 11:00 AM-1:30 PM
Dates: 6/23/2018–6/23/2018
Location: Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center 4805 Edgemoor Ln, Bethesda, MD 20814
Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Genre(s): Poetry

Workshop Leader: Claudia Gary
Improve your sonnet skills or to write your very first one! With the help of a widely published author of sonnets and villanelles, you will read several classic...
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$80.00
Days: 2 Tuesdays
Time: 7:00 PM-9:00 PM
Dates: 7/10/2018–7/17/2018
Location: Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center 4805 Edgemoor Ln, Bethesda, MD 20814
Level: Beginner
Genre(s): Poetry

Workshop Leader: Jacqueline Jules
How do you capture the essence of an experience on a single page? Can a childhood memory be used as a metaphor? Learn techniques for capturing a story in a narrative ...
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$270.00
Days: 6 Wednesdays
Time: 7:00 PM-9:00 PM
Dates: 7/11/2018–8/15/2018
Location: Hill Center
Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Genre(s): Poetry

Workshop Leader: Sandra Beasley
Write poems that come alive: bright, specific, and taking risks on the page. Each workshop will lead off with a guided close reading of one or two contemporary poems, talking about each poet's strategies; from there we'll segu...
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$50.00
Days: 1 Saturday
Time: 11:00 AM-1:30 PM
Dates: 7/14/2018–7/14/2018
Location: Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center 4805 Edgemoor Ln, Bethesda, MD 20814
Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Genre(s): Poetry

Workshop Leader: Claudia Gary
Improve your villanelle skills or to write your very first one! With the help of a widely published author of villanelles, sonnets, and other poems, you'll read...
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$50.00
Days: 1 Saturday
Time: 1:00 PM-4:00 PM
Dates: 7/28/2018–7/28/2018
Location: Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center 4805 Edgemoor Ln, Bethesda, MD 20814
Level: All Levels
Genre(s): Poetry

Workshop Leader: Melanie Figg
Baffled by line breaks? Unsure what makes a good line have integrity and muscle? In this class, we’ll explore how line length affects pace and content and how good line bre...
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$50.00
Days: 1 Saturday
Time: 11:00 AM-1:30 PM
Dates: 7/28/2018–7/28/2018
Location: Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center 4805 Edgemoor Ln, Bethesda, MD 20814
Level: Advanced
Genre(s): Poetry

Workshop Leader: Claudia Gary
For those who have taken the Sonnet Crash Course and/or Villanelle Crash Course, or who have worked on sonnets and villanelles before -- here's an opportunity to build on yo...
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$50.00
Days: 1 Saturday
Time: 11:00 AM-1:30 PM
Dates: 8/11/2018–8/11/2018
Location: Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center 4805 Edgemoor Ln, Bethesda, MD 20814
Level: All Levels
Genre(s): Poetry

Workshop Leader: Claudia Gary
Improve your ear for meter, and fine-tune your understanding of how meter works in poetry! Have you ever wondered how scanning the lines of your first draft can make for a...
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