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The Writer's Center Workshop Registration

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Memoir/Essay
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$360.00
Note: Please only register for this class if you have been accepted.
Days: 8 Saturdays
Time: 10:00 AM-12:30 PM
Dates: 1/20/2018– 3/17/2018
Location: Bethesda
Level: Advanced
Genre(s): Nonfiction

Workshop Leader: William O'Sullivan
This workshop is for writers who have a good understanding of what a personal essay is, are open to exploring further the many forms a personal essay can...
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$360.00
Days: 8 Weeks
Time: N/A-N/A
Dates: 1/22/2018– 3/12/2018
Location: Online
Level: All Levels
Genre(s): Nonfiction

Workshop Leader: Christopher Linforth
Over the course of eight weeks, participants will be reading and writing in several sub-genres of creative nonfiction including memoir, essay, literary journalism, and the epistolary form. This online class focuses on generating new materi...
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$115.00
Days: 3 Tuesdays
Time: 7:00 PM-9:00 PM
Dates: 1/23/2018– 2/6/2018
Location: Bethesda
Level: Intermediate
Genre(s): Mixed Genre

Workshop Leader: John Lingan
Participants in this workshop will share their projects and discuss short readings from a variety of genres, including journalism, poetry, memoir, and fantasy. We will discuss the various ways to establish an immersive sense of place in your ...
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$215.00
Days: 6 Wednesdays
Time: 7:15 PM-9:45 PM
Dates: 1/24/2018–2/28/2018
Location: Bethesda
Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Genre(s): Nonfiction

Workshop Leader: Pat McNees
The goal in this ‘Guided Autobiography’ workshop is to capture your life experiences in six short pieces of autobiographical writing (true stories) for those who will survive you—or for yourself later in life. Knowing that you are wri...
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$195.00
Days: 4 Tuesdays
Time: 10:30 AM-1:00 PM
Dates: 1/30/2018–2/20/2018
Location: Bethesda
Level: All Levels
Genre(s): Mixed Genre

Workshop Leader: Caroline Bock
Write four stories in four weeks and experiment in form. Write a micro-memoir, a flash fiction, and two stories that blur fiction and autobiography. In-class prompts, thought-provoking homework, and critique of your work will start you wri...
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$270.00
Days: 5 Mondays
Time: 6:15 PM-9:15 PM
Dates: 2/5/2018–3/12/2018
Location: Bethesda
Level: Intermediate
Genre(s): Nonfiction

Workshop Leader: Nicole Miller
This workshop will be dedicated to making your memories live on the page. Excerpts from memoirs and essays by authors such as James Baldwin, Tobias Wolff, Joan Didion, Maggie Nelson, and Lidia Yuknavitch will teach the art of scene-making. P...
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$215.00
Days: 6 Tuesdays
Time: 7:00 PM-9:00 PM
Dates: 2/6/2018–3/13/2018
Location: Bethesda
Level: All Levels
Genre(s): Mixed Genre

Workshop Leader: Laura Di Franco
Participants of this course will learn powerful tools that allow them to use writing as a path to healing and happiness. Writers will explore the topics of body awareness, the inner critic, using fear as a compass, and mindset magic, in c...
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$360.00
Days: 8 Weeks
Dates: 2/6/2018–3/27/2018
Location: Online
Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Genre(s): Nonfiction

Workshop Leader: Dave Singleton
What's your story? What are the tales that you've been dying to tell, but haven't had the time or structure to put pen to paper? Get started and write about your life in this hands-on, practical course in which you'll write 4 pieces in 8 weeks and get individual ...
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$360.00
Days: 8 Wednesdays
Time: 10:30 AM-1:00 PM
Dates: 2/7/2018–3/28/2018
Location: Bethesda
Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Genre(s): Nonfiction

Workshop Leader: Emily Rich and Desiree Magney
Explore what takes a piece of personal writing "from draft to craft," looking at elements such as character development, dialogue, incorporating sensory detail, writing in scene, and musing. Focus ...
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$115.00
Days: 1 Saturday
Time: 10:00 AM-4:00 PM
Dates: 2/24/2018
Location: Bethesda
Level: All Levels
Genre(s): Nonfiction

Workshop Leader: Sara Mansfield Taber
Why write a memoir? What is the truth? What makes a memoir engaging to read? These are the questions participants will explore during this one-day immersion in the dilemmas that plague the memoirist. Through conversation and writing exercises, pa...
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$50.00
Days: 1 Saturday
Time: 9:30 AM-12:30 PM
Dates: 3/17/2018
Location: Bethesda
Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Genre(s): Nonfiction

Workshop Leader: Lynn Auld Schwartz
Whether you want to write a memoir, blog, college essay, letter to your granddaughter, or use your own life as the basis for fiction, life story writing requires that we tell where we come from and who we are. Learn to identify your s...
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