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The Writer's Center Workshop Registration

TWC is excited to announce that we're launching a new website in early 2019! In addition to refreshing our look, the site is specifically designed to streamline and simplify class registration. 

In the meantime: Members, please log in to view the member rate. Please note that it may take our website up to 2 days to process a new membership. New members may not be able to view member-discounted prices during that timePlease view our refund policy before you register. If you have accessibility needs, please review our accommodations and services and let us know how we can assist you prior to the workshop start date.

Mixed Genre
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$115.00
Days: 4 Tuesdays
Time: 7:00 PM-8:30 PM
Dates: 1/22/2019–2/12/2019
Location: Bethesda
Level: All Levels
Genre(s): Mixed Genre

Workshop Leader: Lisa Jan Sherman
This workshop will allow writers of all genres to think and ‘write’ on their feet, using verbal and non-verbal warmups, and new original games to stimulate perspective, generate cognitive flexibility, and gain creative flow. Get rid o...
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$80.00
Days: 1 Saturday
Time: 10:00 AM-2:00 PM
Dates: 1/26/2019
Location: Bethesda
Level: All Levels
Genre(s): Mixed Genre

Workshop Leader: Alyce Miller
Both fiction and nonfiction rely on well-rounded characters. This workshop will focus on writing memorable and believable characters, the centerpieces of both fiction and personal essay/memoir. This will include some reading and a short pre-class wri...
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$80.00
Days: 2 Wednesdays
Time: 7:00 PM-9:00 PM
Dates: 1/30/2019–2/6/2019
Location: Bethesda
Level: All Levels
Genre(s): Mixed Genre

Workshop Leader: John Lingan
Whether you're an accomplished nature writer or just trying to build the settings and scenes of your work, this class will explore the common practices and classic examples of the form. The short readings in this class will comprise fiction, ...
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$225.00
Days: 5 Wednesdays
Time: 10:30 AM-1:00 PM
Dates: 2/6/2019–3/6/2019
Location: Bethesda
Level: All Levels
Genre(s): Mixed Genre

Workshop Leader: Beth Kanter
This course is for individuals who want to tone up their writing muscles so they can go the distance. Classes begin with a short warm up exercise followed by a prompt for a longer piece. Participants will then focus on specifics like effectiv...
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$80.00
Days: 1 Saturday
Time: 10:00 AM-2:00 PM
Dates: 2/9/2019
Location: Bethesda
Level: All Levels
Genre(s): Mixed Genre

Workshop Leader: Alyce Miller
Flash Fiction and Prose Poems are delightful and ancient forms that can also be a great way to jump-start your writing. They’re not easier, just shorter! You will receive an email from the instructor a few days before the class with more details, alo...
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$195.00
Days: Monday-Friday
Time: 11:00 AM-1:00 PM
Dates: 2/11/2019–2/15/2019
Location: Bethesda
Level: All Levels
Genre(s): Mixed Genre

Workshop Leader: Marilyn W. Smith
This five day workshop (one week) is for writers of fiction or memoir who want to focus on strengthening their characters. An emphasis will be placed on the use of dialogue (direct, indirect, and internal) as one means to develop ch...
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$50.00
Days: 1 Tuesday
Time: 6:30 PM-8:30 PM
Dates: 2/26/2019
Location: Bethesda
Level: All Levels
Genre(s): Mixed Genre

Workshop Leader: Lisa Jan Sherman
Authors become Readers! You will be guided to enjoy your own voice and confidant on stage in front of an audience. Aside from gaining practice in speaking and listening in a workshop setting, participants will learn relaxation tools and visualiz...
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$50.00
Days: 1 Tuesday
Time: 7:00 PM-9:00 PM
Dates: 3/5/2019
Location: Bethesda
Level: All Levels
Genre(s): Mixed Genre

Workshop Leader: Aaron Hamburger
Are you in a literary rut? Need a little inspiration and fun to help you rediscover the magic that attracted you to writing in the first place? In this class, you will do a number of dynamic exercises to jump-start your creativity and motivate you...
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$360.00
Days: 8 Tuesdays
Time: 7:00 PM-9:30 PM
Dates: 3/5/2019–4/30/2019
Location: Bethesda
Level: Beginner
Genre(s): Mixed Genre

Workshop Leader: Elizabeth Rees
In this eight-week workshop, beginning writers will have the chance to explore three different genres: memoir writing, short fiction, and poetry. Each week participants will be given a writing assignment and several readings, to be followed...
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$50.00
Days: 1 Thursday
Time: 6:30 PM-8:30 PM
Dates: 3/7/2019
Location: Bethesda
Level: All Levels
Genre(s): Mixed Genre

Workshop Leader: Laura Di Franco
Learn the powerful secrets to using your blogs to build your platform! Participants will enjoy a powerful 90-minute workshop to help them learn the secrets to writing a great blog, including tips and tricks for getting engagement, followers, and...
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$115.00
Days: 3 Tuesdays
Time: 7:00 PM-9:00 PM
Dates: 3/12/2019–3/26/2019
Location: Bethesda
Level: All Levels
Genre(s): Mixed Genre

Workshop Leader: Aaron Hamburger
In this workshop, participants will examine how to tell stories based on autobiographical material, whether in the form of a memoir or work of fiction. Writers will consider issues like the limits of memory, our responsibility to our s...
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$215.00
Days: 6 Thursdays
Time: 7:00 PM-9:00 PM
Dates: 3/14/2019–4/25/2019
Location: Bethesda
Level: All Levels
Genre(s): Mixed Genre

Workshop Leader: Melanie Figg
Struggling to start—or finish—that story, article, poem, or essay? Committed to make real headway in the next six weeks? This class is for you. With short readings and weekly writing assignments, you’ll explore what keeps you from writing. ...
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$135.00
Days: 2 Saturdays
Time: 1:00 PM-4:00 PM
Dates: 3/16/2019–3/23/2019
Location: Capitol Hill
Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Genre(s): Mixed Genre

Workshop Leader: Patricia Gray
Spring! This can be your time to plant seeds of creativity. Begin by exploring imaginative forms of writing in a supportive environment. Fun prompts will help circumvent the analytic brain and give creativity a chance to t...
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$135.00
Days: 2 Saturdays
Time: 10:00 AM-2:00 PM
Dates: 3/23/2019–3/30/2019
Location: Bethesda
Level: All Levels
Genre(s): Mixed Genre

Workshop Leader: Alyce Miller
Point of view is one of the most important (if not exciting) choices a writer makes. Through exercises, readings, and your own writings, you will discover the many possibilities of POV. NOTE: Instructor will email specific information and ...
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$50.00
Days: 1 Saturday
Time: 10:00 AM-12:30 PM
Dates: 3/30/2019
Location: Bethesda
Level: All Levels
Genre(s): Mixed Genre

Workshop Leader: Kathryn Johnson
You may think you don't have the time, energy, or inspiration to write because of your hectic lifestyle. Wrong! Join us for coffee and pastries, and learn what professional writers know about organizing their time, establishing a productive wr...
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$100.00
Days: 2 Saturdays
Time: 1:30 PM-4:00 PM
Dates: 4/6/2019–4/13/2019
Location: Bethesda
Level: All Levels
Genre(s): Mixed Genre

Workshop Leader: Janice Gary
Do you want to write about subjects such as loss, shame, and trauma but are unsure how to proceed? In this workshop for women-identifying writers, participants will follow Adrienne Rich’s poem “Diving Into the Wreck” as a guide, using the tool...
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$135.00
Days: 3 Monday-Wednesday
Time: 10:30 AM-1:00 PM
Dates: 4/8/2019–4/10/2019
Location: Bethesda
Level: All Levels
Genre(s): Mixed Genre

Workshop Leader: Hildie Block
Three days! Lots of prompts and time to write, share your work and learn some craft!
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$80.00
Days: 1 Wednesday
Time: 10:00 AM-2:00 PM
Dates: 4/10/2019
Location: Bethesda
Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Genre(s): Mixed Genre

Workshop Leader: Alyce Miller
Revision is one of the most important steps in shaping your work, an exciting time to view your story or essay with a fresh pair of eyes. Please be sure to choose a story, chapter, or essay (up to 5 pages or 1250 words) that you are willi...
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$50.00
Days: 1 Saturday
Time: 1:30 PM-3:00 PM
Dates: 4/13/2019
Location: Bethesda
Level: All Levels
Genre(s): Mixed Genre

Workshop Leader: Laura Oliver
The human brain has evolved to biologically respond to story in specific ways savvy writers use to captivate readers. Learn to fulfill and exceed readers’ hard-wired expectations from the first sentence to the last. This fun and dynamic workshop will ...
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